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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer a natural-looking solution for teeth that are damaged or aesthetically challenged.

38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, uses premium dental materials and the latest technology to design crowns that look good and stay strong.

With advanced training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, our dentists' custom crowns look natural and feel comfortable in your mouth.

Crowns Offer a Natural-Looking Solution for Many Dental Issues

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that completely encase a tooth. They can protect and strengthen a tooth weakened by trauma or decay, camouflage a misshapen tooth, or even act as a stand-in for a missing tooth when paired with dental implants.

A dental crown solves many of the problems patients bring to us and allows us to restore their smiles. We may recommend a dental crown to:

  • Restore a tooth extensively damaged by decay or trauma
  • Protect a tooth after root canal therapy and restore its shape
  • Improve a tooth's shape or size to create a more beautiful smile
  • Replace a missing tooth by pairing a crown with a dental implant
  • Secure a traditional dental bridge to replace missing teeth

Using Dental Crowns to Restore Your Teeth

A dental crown is a cap that looks just like your natural tooth. After we record your measurements, we can send them to a dental laboratory where your custom crown will be created. In the meantime, we can fit you with a temporary crown so you don't have to go another day without restored function. To learn if you're eligible, visit our Austin dentists, Dr. Tasch and Dr. Meek.

Improve Your Smile With a Crown Before & After 

A dental crown is commonly used to protect and strengthen a damaged tooth. They can also be used with dental implants to replace missing teeth and give you a natural-looking and fully functioning smile. Take a look at our before and after photos to see what's possible:
Before crown placement
After crown placement

Wondering if a Dental Crown Is the Right Solution? Request a Consultation

Are you worried about a broken tooth? Do you have a misshapen tooth that lowers your confidence? Drs. Meek and Tasch will listen carefully to your goals and explain the treatment options that can give you a smile you'll love.

While 38th Street Dental in Austin takes advantage of the latest in technology to make dental care accurate and comfortable, we never lose sight of the fact that it's the people at our Austin practice that makes your care memorable.

We are always honest and aim to be a safe place where you can come for trusted dental opinions. If you have a tooth that needs care, request a consultation online or by calling:

(512) 458-6222

Drs. David J. Tasch and Mike Meek

A High-Tech Office With a Personal Touch


Ashley Bush


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From the front office staff to the hygienists to my dentist I felt a very warm welcome!...The whole experience was pain free and all of my questions were answered. If you have dentist anxiety this is the place for you, trust me! :)

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Barbara White


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Always a five-star.  I've been seeing Dr. Meek for years and he, as well as his office staff, are excellent.

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What a Real Patient Has to Say About Her Experience

Alice lost her natural tooth while eating. She then began the same journey you may be on now. We were able to keep her calm and confident throughout her dental treatment and she is now truly happy with her teeth.

Our Team Believes in the Importance of Education

Over the years, the field of dentistry has made incredible strides in terms of patient care, treatment efficacy, and sophisticated technology. Our dentists make the most of what modern dentistry has to offer — and implement new and improved materials, techniques, and other best practices that provide you with a smile you’re ecstatic about. At our Austin dental practice, education is a significant priority in three different ways:

Patient Education

From your initial consultation to placing your permanent crown, we will keep you educated and informed. That way, you can leave our office feeling confident about your treatment, your results, and your continued at-home care.

Our Education

Our dentists, Dr. Meek and Dr. Tasch, never stop learning. They pride themselves on pursuing continued education, allowing them to bring new methods and technologies to our practice.

Professional Education

Dr. Meek is an authority in his field. He even goes as far as to teach other dental professionals about Nobel Biocare™, a company that creates dental implants.

We Make Dental Crowns Affordable

Our team believes that financial hurdles shouldn’t stand in the way of you and a healthy, beautiful smile. That’s why our practice has options to help make this solution more accessible than ever. We offer flexible financing with CareCredit® and LendingClub so our patients can get the care they need. We also work with insurance companies to maximize your benefits.

Visit a Team That Understands Your Needs

If you don't feel confident in your smile, you may do everything you can to hide your teeth. This can create a shadow over some of the best parts of life, like talking, eating, and laughing.

We've seen this before — and it's our goal to get you smiling again with a dental crown. From our caring attitudes to our continued education, we aim to keep you comfortable and confident throughout the process.

After your consultation, you'll be one step closer to relief. To begin, contact our friendly Austin, TX, office staff or call us at:

(512) 458-6222

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Anxious about treatment? We offer methods to keep you calm, such as oral conscious sedation.

Find a Beautiful New Smile

Providing Excellent Care Since 1997


Francisco Rodriguez


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I have to say that the entire office staff is very friendly and professional and that the phrase “I hate to go to the dentist” doesn’t apply here.

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M. Manley


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Everyone at 38th Street is so professional and kind. They always listen to my concerns, and give me the BEST treatment plan, that I can afford.

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Choosing the Right Type of Crown Material

It's an Art and a Science

Dentists have a wide variety of ceramic dental materials to choose from today, from porcelain crowns to zirconia, but it takes a skilled dentist to select the right material for a specific procedure.

Crowns at the front of the mouth require a high degree of aesthetic appeal while crowns at the back need to withstand the daily grinding forces that occur with every meal. We can make crowns out of metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, zirconia, and IPS e.max to address these varied situations.

Our knowledgeable dentists at 38th Street Dental in Austin will carefully balance all the factors in selecting your crown material to ensure it has the beauty and durability you'll appreciate for years to come.

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Treatment Timeline for a Dental Crown Long-Lasting Results

Drs. Meek and Tasch at 38th Street Dental in Austin combine high-tech services with personalized dentistry to make treatment comfortable and the results long-lasting. Patients needing a root canal or other dental care will have additional steps in their treatment plans, but generally, dental crown placement will follow along these lines:
We offer fully personalized treatment plans based on your goals and create crowns using high-quality dental materials such as zirconia, IPS e.max, and porcelain for years of dependable smiles.
We offer fully personalized treatment plans based on your goals and create crowns using high-quality dental materials such as zirconia, IPS e.max, and porcelain for years of dependable smiles.

Patient Comfort

The area will be numbed and, if you desire, sedation can be administered so you can remain comfortable throughout your dental crown procedure.

Preparing the Tooth

Our dentist will carefully shape the structure, removing any tooth decay and making space for the crown to fit securely on the tooth without disrupting your bite.


Once the tooth has been shaped, our dentist will create a precise impression of the treatment area. The impression information will be sent to a trusted lab to guide the design of a crown that will mesh comfortably with neighboring teeth. We use materials like zirconia and porcelain for creation.

Placing a Temporary Crown

Our dentist will place a temporary crown on the treated tooth to protect it while your permanent crown is being fabricated, which takes about two to three weeks. Remember to eat carefully and be mindful of your temporary crown.

Placing the Permanent Crown

During a second appointment at our Austin practice, our dentist will remove the temporary crown and test the permanent crown, making any adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit. When you and the dentist are satisfied with the crown, it will be cemented in place.

Ready to Smile Again?

More High Praise for Our Austin, TX, Practice


Rick Cloud


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non-critical problem w old crown - able to get an appt w/in a week & Dr. Meek able to smooth irritation quickly

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Gwen Retail


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Can’t say enough about this practice … they are definitely top notch!  And pricing is very reasonable as well. Thanks!

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Can I Just Have the Tooth Pulled?

If you’re faced with a decayed or decaying tooth, you may be wondering if simply extracting it is the right course of action — especially if you’re not worried about a gap being noticeable. However, our dentists will always save a tooth when it’s viable to do so. Having a tooth pulled risks the alignment of your other teeth, which can cause bite issues down the line. Additionally, a missing tooth root can result in bone loss and make chewing and biting substantially more challenging.

To learn more about the risks of not pursuing a restorative solution — such as an implant-supported dental crown — after tooth extraction, we encourage you to get in touch with our team today.

Prioritizing Patient Comfort With Sedation Dentistry

Whether we’re placing a single crown over a weakened tooth or crafting several dental implants to restore form and function to your smile, with us, patient comfort comes first. If you experience anxiety about dental care or have trouble sitting for long periods, we offer oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation to make your procedure more comfortable.

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"I received wonderful care and attention throughout my visit." ​Patients Appreciate Our Austin, TX, Team


Donna Baldinell


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I received fantastic care from the first contact by phone, and then from moment I walked in through the door until I left. Dr. Meek is fantastic as are all of the other staff!! I received wonderful care and attention throughout my visit. 5++stars

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Kathryn Currie

Austin, TX


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Got my crown prepped today - easy peasy! Once again had great experience! Thankful for Dr. Tasch & his assistant!

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The team at 38th Street Dental

38th Street Dental

38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, utilizes the latest proven technology to provide you personalized dental care. Dr. Meek and Dr. Tasch are members of local and national dental associations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Texas Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Capital Area Dental Society

To schedule an appointment, call us at (512) 458-6222 or contact us online today!

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