Dental implants are used to replace the roots of missing teeth. In so doing, dental implants can help prevent mineral loss surrounding a missing tooth – preserving the integrity and natural structure of your jaw even years after a tooth is lost. This is one of the biggest advantages dental...Read More
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At-home tooth whitening can be very convenient. Unfortunately, if you rely on store-bought products to brighten your smile, it can also be uncomfortable and unsatisfactory. Tooth whitening kits available over the counter do not come with personalized application trays. This can allow the...Read More
If you’re in need of dental restorations but have had negative experiences in the past with dentists taking impressions of your teeth, such as discomfort and gagging, CEREC dentistry may be just the thing for you. CEREC dentistry is a new advanced restoration method that uses 3D photography with CAD/CAM technology to create same-day ceramic restorations. Take our quiz to find out if CEREC dentistry is right for you.
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If you have an infection that has spread into the gum tissue and pulp of your tooth, a root canal is the solution for this problem. During a root canal, our dentist will clean out the root system and pulp of your infected teeth. Then, a dental restoration like a crown will be placed atop your cleansed tooth to protect it and ensure that further infection won't occur. Please view this presentation for more information about root canals:
At many dental offices, if you need a porcelain crown or filling made for your tooth, it takes multiple trips to the dentist. Your dentist has to take numerous impressions of your tooth, send the images to a lab, and wait while they create your crown or filling. During the waiting period a temporary crown or bridge has to be worn until the final product is made, delivered, and then placed in your mouth. Thanks to CEREC dentistry, all of...Read More
You probably don’t think about your temporomandibular joint very often, if ever, but it’s an amazing joint that helps your jaw move up and down and side to side. Thanks to this joint you can chew, talk, yawn, and just about anything else associated with the mouth. But just like any intricate machine, if a part of the system is strained or damaged, it can lead to dysfunction. For your jaw this is referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder, or more commonly known as...Read More
When you’re missing teeth it is not only embarrassing but it can also pose complications in your daily life. Without all your teeth you may have difficulty eating certain foods or even speaking clearly. While there are many options for replacing lost or broken teeth, such as dentures or dental implants, dental bridges offer a convenient tooth replacement alternative.
Indianapolis-based Dr. John R. Phelps is a...Read More
As we age our teeth begin to lose their original luster. Discoloration occurs from natural processes as well as from the foods and drinks we enjoy every day. For those with this condition, this can be a source of embarrassment. Indianapolis-based Dr. John R. Phelps is a prosthodontist who has trained beyond his dental degree to gain experience with safe, effective, and advanced procedures, including ...Read More
If you have imperfections in your teeth that affect your self-confidence, porcelain veneers may be the solution for you. Veneers are paper-thin, custom-made shells that are attached to your existing teeth to cover aesthetic flaws and give you the smile you deserve. Because Indianapolis-based Dr. John Phelps is a Prosthodontist, he has additional years of advanced training and experience diagnosing and treating...Read More
An uneven gum line or excessive gum tissue that obscures the appearance of your teeth can detract from an otherwise beautiful smile. Often, this can make your teeth look small or unevenly shaped, even when they are beautiful and healthy. Fortunately this condition, often referred to as a gummy smile, can easily be corrected with gum recontouring.
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