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January 03, 2017

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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November 29, 2016

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:

 

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November 08, 2016

Indianapolis CEREC dentistAt 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...

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October 11, 2016

Teeth Whitening Indianapolis Dr. John PhelpsAs 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 ...

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October 06, 2016

Indianapolis Porcelain VeneersIf 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...

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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:

 

 

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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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