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February 25, 2020

Woman smiling after getting dental implantsThere are myriad options for replacing missing teeth with dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants comprising the three most popular. Each of these options has its advantages and disadvantages, but which is right for you?

In his more than 25 years of experience, board-certified prosthodontist Dr. John R. Phelps has...

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February 10, 2020

If you believe you could benefit from gentle sedation during your dental visit, call Indianapolis sedation dentist Dr. John Phelps to schedule a consultation today.

If the thought of going to the dentist makes you nervous, anxious, or scared, you're not alone. Especially if you've had a negative experience with a dentist in the past, being uncomfortable when seeing a dentist is understandable.

Board-certified prosthodontist...

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January 23, 2020

Teeth are likely the first thing people think about when the word “smile” is mentioned. Yet teeth comprise only one part of your smile. And that aspect can be significantly diminished if your gums are covering up your teeth.

Woman smiling after gum recontouringAs a board-certified prosthodontist, Dr. John R. Phelps is specially trained in smile restoration. He uses advanced technology to create the most precise, comfortable...

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December 17, 2019

Who doesn't want a whiter smile? Although you can find a number of over-the-counter products that claim to brighten teeth, most patients require professional treatment to achieve the results they want.

Porcelain veneers are among the most effective and versatile options for improving your smile. Not only can they make your teeth whiter, but they can also improve the shape of individual teeth.

Dr. John Phelps has extensive experience helping patients achieve brand-new smiles with porcelain veneers. See our before-and-after gallery for sample veneers results...

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November 22, 2019

woman embarrassed by missing teeth covering her mouthFor most adults, the biggest downside of missing teeth is embarrassment. Missing one or more teeth makes your smile look incomplete, and you may feel compelled to cover your mouth when talking or laughing around other people.

However, the impact of missing teeth doesn't end with aesthetics. If you have lost one or more teeth, there are a variety of health and functionality reasons to replace them.

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October 24, 2019

Woman with nice teeth after prosthodontic treatmentIf you needed heart surgery, would you go to your primary care physician, or to a cardiac surgeon who specializes in the procedure? The answer seems obvious. Your primary care physician diagnoses illnesses, writes prescriptions, and does a lot of work to help keep you healthy. However, some procedures require a specialist.

The dynamic is the same for general dentists and prosthodontists. General dentists handle your standard oral health...

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October 01, 2019

Woman with nice smile after prosthodontic treatmentWhen you trust a dentist to restore your smile, you want to be confident you're getting the best care possible. With the plethora of options available, that can be hard to do. How do you know you're in good hands?

If you see a prosthodontist such as Dr. John R. Phelps, you can be confident you're receiving the highest standard of dental care. As...

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September 14, 2019

Can My Teeth Be Fixed In One Dentist Visit?

There are many restorative dentistry services that require more than one visit to complete. Because they are manufactured offsite by a third-party dental lab, bridges, inlays/onlays, and dental crowns can all necessitate multiple visits. While this is necessary for certain types of cosmetic restorations, functional restorations like dental crowns don’t have to be manufactured by a third-party. With CEREC dental restorations offered at our Indianapolis office, Dr. Phelps can protect and enhance your smile over the course of a single visit, saving you time and money, and protecting your...

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August 29, 2019

Woman smiling at dentistIf your teeth are discolored or misshapen, your entire life may be affected. Hiding unsightly teeth causes you to smile less, which can have a, impact on how you're perceived in professional and social situations. This can have a real effect on your self-confidence.

Porcelain veneers can change that. They can be customized to match the color, size, and shape of your surrounding teeth to give you a smile that you want ...

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July 25, 2019

You’ve invested the time and money in a professional in-office teeth whitening treatment to brighten your smile. Don’t you want to maintain that dazzling, bright smile for as long as you can? Teeth whitening treatments are very effective, but they don’t last forever. Over time, your teeth will become stained again. By following these tips, you can prolong your whitening results as long as possible.

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