New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

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

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Why Indianapolis area patients should consider restoration with tooth colored fillings

In the past, cavities were often treated with the use of silver amalgam. While these fillings seemed harmless, studies continue to show that amalgam can expose patients to mercury. Not only that, but they are unsightly and stand out from the natural tooth structure. Patients have also found that these fillings expand and contract with temperature changes, causing them to allow bacteria into the center of the teeth which may result in infection. Instead, Dr. Matthew Church of Washington Street Dentistry encourages patients to consider restoration with tooth colored fillings.

Dr. Matthew Church Providing restoration with tooth colored fillings


Restorations such as fillings can now be made of composite resin. Composite resin is a clay-like material that replaces the use of silver amalgam fillings which may be harmful to the smile and body. This material is the same color as natural tooth enamel, so it blends in seamlessly with the smile when used for dental fillings. It also eliminates the likelihood of mercury toxicity and does not expand and contract in the same way as amalgam.


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455


When patients have cavities, they need to understand the importance of having them treated. Without fillings, the cavities become considerably larger. They may cause infection to the dental pulp inside of the tooth, requiring patients to have procedures performed such as root canal therapy to bring their smiles back to health.


Contact Dr. Matthew Church and the team of Washington Street Dentistry to discuss the advantages of composite resin rather than silver amalgam. We want our patients to have the safest, most aesthetic treatments to ensure discreet repair. We are located at 10935 East Washington Street in Indianapolis, Indiana and can be reached at (317) 333-6788. Washington Street Dentistry currently accepts new patients in our practice.

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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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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Church’s for 5 years and highly recommend Washington Street Dentistry. Dr. Church and his staff have taken care of my dental needs professionally and have referred me to competent specialists when necessary. You should make Washington Street Dentistry your first stop for dental needs in Indianapolis!

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