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
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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.
Dr. John Phelps can perform...Read More
Dr. 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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
You 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...Read More
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...Read More