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Indianapolis, IN area dentist provides crowns and bridges for restoring broken or lost teeth

The smile is the first impression given to everyone we see. This is why it is so important to have it looking its best. When problems arise within the smile, it is essential to see a dentist to have restorative work done whenever possible. For teeth that are broken or lost, crowns and bridges are often a viable solution.

Dentist provides crowns and bridges for restoring broken or lost teeth

Restorations commonly used in dentistry

Crowns and bridges are both restorations that most dental practices use to repair the smile. Both are ceramic restorations, but have different purposes.


Crowns are used in a variety of ways. They can:

  • Cover permanent staining on a tooth
  • Provide strength to a tooth that has a large filling or recently undergone root canal therapy
  • Restore a dental implant to act as a false tooth
  • Be fused to pontics to create a dental bridge

Dental crowns cover the entire area of a tooth by being bonded into place, and offer patients a solution that looks completely natural.


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Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They can replace one tooth in-between existing ones, or several teeth in a row. This is because they are fabricated with a crown on each end and pontics (false teeth) in-between. The restoration is bonded into place by using the adjacent, existing teeth for support. Bridges are often chosen as a more permanent option to dentures, but an affordable alternative to dental implants.

Both crowns and bridges are available from Dr. Matthew Church at Washington Street Dentistry to repair and restore the smile as needed. They are fabricated with strong, durable, and natural-looking materials such as porcelain.

Schedule an appointment today at Washington Street Dentistry

When patients in the Indianapolis, IN area are ready to discuss solutions such as dental crowns and bridges, they are welcome to speak to Dr. Matthew Church and his team. Contact him today at (317) 333-6788 to schedule a visit and see him in his practice at 10935 East Washington Street.

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Dr. Matthew Church

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A graduate from the University of Kentucky, Dr. M Church has an extensive amount of skill and expertise in the field of professional dentistry. With over 20 years of experience, he is a firm believer in providing his patients with the best possible care for their dental concerns. Whilst being educated and experienced in a multitude of dental services, Dr. Church is particularly proficient in the areas involving Invisalign, for which he is a certified provider, cosmetic dental services, and dental implants.

Dr. Church invests both time and resources in educating and maintaining his standard of quality in terms of his service. He undertook and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program and maintains active membership with the American College of Oral Implantology. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


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