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For a Dazzling, Healthy Smile,Come to Dowden Family Dentistry  |   Serving the entire Fishers area, including Carmel & Noblesville

Get the Best From Our Gentle Family Dentist


The dental office of Dowden Family Dentistry PC in Fishers is dedicated to ensuring that you and your family always have perfect dental health. We achieve this by giving you the utmost care for every dental appointment, and we work hard to educate every patient about proper oral health techniques you can practice at home. Although many people do not view a trip to a dental clinic as the most relaxing experience in the world, our compassionate dentist works hard to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible. Whether you are looking for general or cosmetic dentistry, our experts are more than capable of helping.

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General Dentistry Services

In addition to regular dentist appointments, we can also provide you with a number of restorative, preventive or cosmetic dental procedures to make your smile beautiful and healthy. Some of the services we offer to our guests include:

  • Tooth whitening
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Crowns (same day)
  • Bridges
  • Implants
  • Oral Surgery
  • Endodontics (root canals)
  • Preventive Care
Gum disease and tooth decay can be serious problems if they are not dealt with in a timely manner. Something that seems minor at first can rapidly escalate, but after our expert has examined your pearly whites, we can recommend the best solution for whatever is ailing you.
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Schedule Your Appointment Today!

We strive for excellence and believe in being partners with you while you are trying to achieve perfect oral health. Anyone who lives in Fishers, Carmel or Noblesville can take advantage of the services we provide. All you need to do to get started is give us a call at 317-594-0461, and we can help you get the smile you have always wanted. For a dazzling, healthy smile, come to Dowden Family Dentistry!


Care Instructions for Permanent Crowns

If you received anesthesia, do not chew until the numbness has subsided.  
For the first hour avoid chewing in order for the cement to fully set.
Avoid eating hard or sticky foods 

Brush as usual, but floss with care

When flossing, Gently pull floss through instead of pulling up/down to remove.
To protect your crown, avoid chewing hard substances such as ice.
Crowns can be brushed and flossed normally, but a desensitizing toothpaste can be used if teeth are sensitive to cold.
Gum soreness is normal for a few days.
Immediate post visit cold sensitivity is also possible.
This is usually from a normal reaction of the nerve following the procedure. Give it a couple of days and try a sensitivity protection toothpaste (i.e. Sensodyne or Crest for Sensitivity) until it subsides.
If it continues beyond a week (or so) or seems to worsen, please call our office. Discontinue the use of any whitening toothpaste or other whitening products until the sensitivity subsides.
Finally, if your bite seems off or if you cannot bite normally, please call the office to have your bite adjusted. Do not wait for it to wear down on its own.  Let us know if you have any other concerns

Care Instructions for Temporary Crowns

If you received anesthesia, do not chew until the numbness has subsided.
Avoid chewing for at least an hour. Avoid eating hard or sticky foods, such as chewing gum, and chew on the opposite side of the mouth if possible. Brush as usual, but floss with care. When flossing, gently pull floss thru instead of pulling down to remove it. Use a desensitizing toothpaste, like Sensodyne, if teeth are sensitive to heat, cold, or pressure, but contact our office if sensitivity increases or persists beyond a few days.  Contact us if the crown comes off, and save it so that it can be recemented.  It is important that the temporary crown stay in place to ensure the proper fit of the permanent crown.
If you have any discomfort:
Medications including antibiotics should be taken only as directed. Rinse mouth three times a day with warm water to which one teaspoon of salt has been added.
Call us at 317.598.GRIN (4746) if your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent sensitivity or discomfort, or if you have any other concerns

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