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Indiana patients ask, ‘Who is a proper candidate for the placement of dental implants?’

Tooth loss can greatly affect the health, function, and beauty of the smile. Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons. Patients should not feel embarrassed when they have experienced infection that has resulted in loose teeth or an injury that causes a tooth to be knocked out. Instead, patients should see their Indianapolis, Indiana area dentist to discuss the advantages of treatments such as dental implants.

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Implants explained

Dr. Matthew Church of Washington Street Dentistry describes dental implants as titanium tooth root replacements. The implant is put into the bone of the jaw and then restored in the way the patient needs. Implants can be used for supporting:

  • Dentures
  • Dental bridges
  • Crowns


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

Candidates for treatment

The placement of dental implants requires sufficient bone structure to ensure success. Bone structure is determined by taking x-rays and checking the area of the jaw. The implant is placed into a hole made in the jawbone and is then held there thanks to bone growth caused by osseointegration. Osseointegration can take some time to occur, typically several weeks, but this gives the implant a solid foundation. The best candidates are individuals with healthy and strong bone structure. However, patients serious about the placement of dental implants may also consider bone grafting procedures to prepare the area. This can be done with a periodontist who is experienced and trained in building up the bone for implants. If patients are not viable implant candidates, they may consider other tooth replacement solutions including dental bridges and full or partial dentures, also available at our practice.

Contact Washington Street Dentistry today by calling or visiting the office conveniently located at 10935 East Washington Street. Our team is here to assist patients who are considering the benefits of using dental implants to restore their smiles!

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Washington Street Dentistry
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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This dentistry is by far the best I’ve ever acquainted. It has everything: Nice dentists (especially Brittany!), fine tools and a bathroom! This place makes your teeth squeaky clean! If you don’t have a dentist and need one, BAM! This place is your choice!!

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