New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

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

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Indianapolis patients ask, “What are dental implants?”

Dental implants replace the tooth root for patients who have experienced tooth loss. A small, durable metal post is inserted into the jawbone socket of the lost tooth. Over a period of six to twelve weeks, the bone grows around the post, securing it to the jaw. After the bone has healed, another post, referred to as an abutment, is added to the implant, extending it to hold an artificial, natural looking crown. Dental implants can replace one or a series of missing teeth. Implants and crowns may also be used to secure removable dentures.

Dr. Matthew Church at Washington Street Dentistry has extensive training and experience in dental implant surgery.

The first step to receiving dental implants includes imaging and creation of a model of the patient’s teeth, followed by an individualized treatment plan developed by a dentist specializing in implant surgery.

The benefits of dental implants include:

  • Structural support for remaining teeth
  • Look and feel of natural teeth
  • Improved speech
  • Stability – implants don’t slip or cause bone deterioration
  • Materials do not decay like natural teeth


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

Dr. Matthew Church at Washington Street Dentistry has extensive training and experience in dental implant surgery. A Doctor of Dental Surgery, he attained his degree from University of Kentucky and advanced his studies at Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program. Dr. Church is recognized as a Fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is a member of the American College of Oral Implantology.

Dr. Church recommends dental implants for patients who:

  • Are missing one or more teeth
  • Have enough bone structure to anchor the implant or are candidates for bone grafting
  • Are in generally good health and do not have chronic illnesses that impair healing
  • Have a healthy mouth and gum tissue
  • Understand what the process entails and that it will take several months to complete
  • Are aware of the risks which, although rare, can occur with dental surgery
  • Desire to restore their smiles and appearances

If you are interested in learning more about how dental implants may improve your quality of life, Dr. Church and the experienced team at Washington Street Dentistry will provide a comprehensive consultation, including evaluation of your health status, medical history, and unique needs and goals.

Washington Street Dentistry is located at 10935 East Washington Street in Indianapolis. Appointments and consultations may be scheduled by calling (317) 333-6788.

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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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The only dentist in 31 years that makes me feel somewhat at ease. I still cry but they never make me feel rediculous (even when I know I am) 🙂 highly recommend. My bf now goes here as well as two of my best friends and a co-worker!

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