New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

10935 E Washington St, Suite A,
Indianapolis, IN 46229

Smilling couple


Indianapolis area dentist utilizes tooth colored fillings

When cavities occur, it can cause a number of issues with the smile. Patients often experience sensitivity or pain as the cavity gets bigger. If the cavity is large enough to infect the dental pulp, patients may need root canal therapy. Preventive care and proper oral health habits can keep this problem at bay, but if cavities develop, it requires treatment by a dental professional in the Indianapolis area.

Dr. Matthew Church Providing Tooth Color Fillings


Cavities are filled to restore the tooth’s structure. In the past, this was done with metal or silver amalgam fillings. However, these can be incredibly unsightly. When patients have their teeth restored in this manner, they are often embarrassed at the sight of their metal fillings. Thankfully, times have changed, and patients now have access to tooth colored fillings.


Tooth colored fillings are gaining popularity as patients realize how they can restore the smile in a discreet manner. Instead of having obvious fillings in the teeth, patients can disguise their treatments with the use of composite resin. Additionally, there have been many studies that have shown problems related to silver amalgam fillings. These fillings are comprised of approximately 50 percent mercury, which is a toxic substance. This material is also prone to expanding and contracting, which can allow bacteria into the tooth. Composite resin fillings are safer and more aesthetic.


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455


Treating cavities in an aesthetic manner is the best way to keep the smile looking great. Contact Washington Street Dentistry today to make an appointment with Dr. Matthew Church and discuss the possibilities for repairing the smile in the most cosmetic way. This may include the use of tooth colored fillings. We can be reached at (317) 333-6788 and encourage patients in the Indianapolis area to consider the benefits of aesthetic dentistry.

Share this Article

Back to Cosmetic Dentistry Page

Washington Street Dentistry
Dr. Matthew Church

Dr. Matthew Church image
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.


Google reviews

Washington Street
Dentistry 4.7 out of 5 based
on 52 Google reviews

I think I have finally found a dentist that I can trust.


For your general, cosmetic, and emergency dental needs, visit

Washington Street Dentistry

in Indianapolis.