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September 21, 2016

Recovery after Gum Recontouring - Indianapolis cosmetic dentistAn 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.

Dr. John Phelps can perform...

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August 31, 2016

Benefits of CEREC Dentistry - Indianapolis Cosmetic DentistDr. John Phelps is proud to offer CEREC dentistry, which utilizes state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology to create beautiful, high quality dental restorations in just one office visit. CEREC technology eliminates the need for messy impressions of your teeth and the need for temporary restorations while your permanent one is being constructed at a dental lab. By cutting out these unnecessary...

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August 19, 2016

If you experience dental anxiety, you aren't alone. Millions of Americans put off important dental visits every year due to a fear if the dentist. Unfortunately, when you don't come for your regular dental checkups and cleanings, it puts you at risk of developing serious oral health issues which may require more extensive, costly and painful treatments down the road.

Dr. John Phelps and his team are committed to ensuring your experience is pleasant and relaxing. In order to help ease your dental anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry. We encourage you to take this quiz...

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July 29, 2016

If you have headaches, jaw pain, and back pain, it may be because your temporomandibular joint is out of alignment. This condition is known as TMJ or TMD. In this presentation, we explain everything about TMJ and how our dentist can treat your suffering:

 

 

To schedule an appointment and get treatment for your...

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June 30, 2016

How Long Will My CEREC Crowns Last? | Indianapolis | John R. Phelps, DDSYou are probably aware that the major benefit of visiting a CEREC dentist for a tooth restoration is how quickly you can have a cracked or broken tooth fixed with a fully-functional replacement. But here in Indianapolis, many of our patients aren’t worried about speed first and foremost. Instead, they want to get a dental restoration that will be...

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June 27, 2016

When you decide to get your teeth whitened in Indianapolis, you want your results from the whitening to last for as long as possible. While regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleaning will help you maintain a healthy smile, it’s not enough to keep your teeth bright white: teeth can be completely healthy and still pick up stains.

Instead, your best course of action is to cut back on the food and drink...

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June 22, 2016

Does TMJ Cause Neck and Shoulder Pain? | Indianapolis, IN | Dr. John R. PhelpsSome patients who come to Dr. Phelps’s Indianapolis dental practice complaining of TMJ symptoms tend to focus on pain or feelings of resistance in their jaw and face. However, if you have TMJ, the pain and symptoms you experience can extend beyond your jaw and the surrounding areas. You may have pain in your back and neck that is caused indirectly by...

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April 26, 2016

Porcelain veneers are exceptionally popular with Indianapolis-area patients who are looking to repair damaged teeth that mar an otherwise beautiful smile. And understandably so- porcelain veneers are beautiful, inconspicuous and durable, meaning you can enjoy the benefits of them for years to come.

Still, porcelain veneers are not for everyone. A huge part of our job is ensuring you only undergo a procedure that is right for you and your needs.

The first step is determining if you have a condition that porcelain veneers can address. These include:

  • Chipped teeth
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April 19, 2016

When you get porcelain veneers, you want them to last. They're beautiful pieces of dental work, and it's natural that you want to enjoy them for as long as possible.

Fortunately, veneers do a lot of their own maintenance work. They're strong and durable, and they are firmly bonded to your teeth. As such, they can be expected to last for at least a decade.

Of course, veneers aren't completely self-maintaining. You have to take care of them as well. The good news is that maintaining your porcelain veneers is really quite simple.

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April 13, 2016

We know that when you have to get a dental restoration, you want the process to be as quick and painless as possible. You don't want to come back for multiple visits, wait for weeks and wear uncomfortable temporary restorations during that time.

Fortunately, one of the many advantages to CEREC dentistry is speed. When you come in for a restoration that will be made by our CEREC machine, your needs will be filled that first time. A CEREC restoration is a one-visit...

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