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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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
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
Some 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...Read More
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