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September 27, 2018

If you are missing one or more teeth, replacing them is incredibly important. Failure to replace teeth can allow adjacent teeth to slip out of place and permanently alter your bite. Worse still, left unaddressed and missing teeth can lead to the collapse of the jaw, forever changing your jawline and producing shrunken facial features.

Indianapolis prosthodontist Dr. John Phelps is pleased to offer a range of treatment options that can be used to replace teeth - individually or in rows - to protect the smile and preserve the jaw. The short quiz below will help you better understand your options,...

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August 22, 2018

Dental implants are the most reliable form of tooth replacement. They are also the longest-lasting. Because they are inserted directly into the jaw, they are able to replace missing tooth roots, which helps prevent changes to the size and shape of jaw bone. After placement, dental implants undergo a process called osseointegration where they are secured into bone by osteoblasts and connective tissue. Once secured, an implant should not come loose or fall out unless advanced gum disease or another serious oral health issue arises.

If you live in...

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August 02, 2018

August is National Coffee Month, but before you celebrate with an increased intake of America’s favorite beverage, take a moment to consider the impact coffee has on teeth.

Coffee is one of the most common causes of tooth discoloration. Even an inconsistent coffee habit can hasten a yellowing of tooth enamel - and a daily habit can turn even the most pearly of whites to a dull brown over the course of just a few weeks.

More than just an aesthetic concern, coffee encourages acid production from bacteria in the mouth. This acid, when left in place, can...

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July 18, 2018

Do you have questions about dentures? This SlideShare presentation covers many frequently asked questions about dentures including:

  • What types of dentures are available?
  • Do dentures hurt?
  • How do dentures impact speaking and eating abilities?
  • Are there alternatives to dentures?

Take a moment to review the denture FAQ below, then call our office at 317-818-9858 to learn how Dr. Phelps can restore strength, function, and beauty to your smile.

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July 11, 2018

Dental implants can be used to secure many different types of restorations. The most popular options at our Indianapolis office are:

When used to secure dentures, implants are placed at carefully selected locations throughout the jaw to provide multiple points of contact. This method of securing dentures can be used for partial or full sets and is much more reliable than adhesives, making implant supported dentures one of the...

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June 14, 2018

Treating Gum Disease in IndianapolisGum disease is one of the most common oral health issues. While easily avoidable, it is estimated that nearly all American adults will, at some point, experience one form of the disease, most often gingivitis. Fortunately, the symptoms of gingivitis are easy to spot - red and swollen gums that bleed easily when brushed - and nearly as easy to treat. In fact, many cases of gingivitis can be eliminated through a deep...

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May 30, 2018

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May 10, 2018

CEREC crowns are milled on-site, enabling us to protect and perfect your smile in a single office visit. ...

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April 27, 2018

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Indianapolis cosmetic dentist, Dr. John Phelps, can help. Take our short quiz to learn about which treatments may be best for your needs, then call our office at 317-818-9858 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Phelps. During this consultation, your concerns will be listed to and every option will be discussed to help you fully understand how your smile can be enhanced and improved.

Located in Indianapolis, Dr. Phelps is pleased to offer personalized cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services to men and women...

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April 17, 2018

Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer | Indianapolis, INThe most common signs and symptoms of oral cancer are:

  • An open sore or ulcer in the mouth
  • Red or white patches in the oral cavity
  • A lump or thickening of the skin on the inside of the cheek

When these symptoms persist for a period of two or more weeks, it is essential to bring them to the attention of a trusted healthcare provider. Oral cancer kills 43% of those diagnosed...

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