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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.

Dental Crowns Come to the Rescue

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.

With their advanced training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, the dentists at 38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, have the skills to take full advantage of the versatility of dental crowns to solve patients' dental problems.

Improve Your Smile With a Crown Before & After Galleries

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 Galleries to see what's possible:

High Tech Office with Personal Touch

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Jim Baker

2021

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Top flight technical and administrative staff. I can witness that Dr Tasch Is top flight. AND...given that every time I go back they have a new piece of dental technology, they apparently aren’t afraid to invest in their business of serving their patients using “the best”.

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Colleen Bell

2021

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They are kind and accommodating. I have anxiety due to bad experience at a different dental office and the staff and dentists here make sure I’m okay each step of the way and explain what is happening. I will continue to see them even though they are out of network for my insurance because they are professional and helpful.

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

Are you worried about a failing tooth? Or perhaps you have a tooth that is misshapen and worry that it detracts from your smile? Drs. Tasch and Meek will listen carefully to your goals and, after examining your mouth, thoroughly explain treatment options that will give you the beautiful, functional smile you want.

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 unfailingly 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. Tasch and Meek

Crowns Offer A Natural-Looking Solution For Many Dental Issues

A dental crown solves many of the problems patients bring to us and allows us to restore their smile with a crown that looks like a natural tooth. 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

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 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 go along 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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20+ Years of Excellent Care

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Eric Malnassy

2021

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Dr. Meek has been my dentist for well over 20 years, and it’s because he gives excellent care. I recommend him highly to anyone who wants the best dentist in the Austin area.

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Michael Mitchell

2021

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I’m very happy with the quality of the dental care and the small, friendly office. I really appreciate the pragmatic approach of Dr Tatsch. He is an excellent dentist! I’ve recommended him and the office many times.

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How a Dental Crown Is Placed ...

The dentists at 38th Street Dental will carefully shape the tooth to allow the protective custom crown to be positioned over it and still allow for a natural bite.

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. In general, dental crown placement will follow along these lines however patients needing root canal treatment or other dental care will have additional steps in their treatment plan:
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 tooth, removing any decay and making space for the crown to fit securely on the tooth without disrupting your bite.

Impression

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.

Placing a Temporary Crown

Our dentist will then 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. We offer crowns in a wide range of dental materials, such as metal, porcelain, and zirconia.

Placing the Permanent Crown

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

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Crowns Play a Role in Several Dental Procedures ...

A dental crown is often used to restore a tooth after extensive trauma or decay. However, it can also be used for cosmetic reasons and to replace missing teeth. Learn how dental crowns come to the rescue in these procedures:  

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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