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Dental Implants

Are you looking for a high-quality and long-lasting solution for missing teeth? 

Dental implants provide the natural-looking and attractive smile that can restore your confidence and let you start enjoying life again.

38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, uses high-tech tools and high-end materials to create the stunning smiles our patients deserve.

See What's Possible ... At 38th Street Dental

Dr. Mike Meek and Dr. David J. Tasch at 38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, use the finest dental materials to create lifelike restorations that bring a smile to their patients' faces. Dentists since 1997, they are adept at solving the variety of problems patients bring to them, from needing full dentures to replacing lost front teeth.

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We Specialize in Implant Dentistry

Drs. Meek and Tasch at 38th Street Dental in Austin are experienced dentists with advanced training in implant, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Dr. Meeks is an educator for Nobel Biocare®, a leader in implant dentistry, and presents lectures on implant dentistry to dental professionals across the nation. 

We Use the Latest and Best Technology

38th Street Dental is equipped with the latest and best technology to ensure beautiful and long-lasting results. As an added measure of precision, we use a 3-D printer to design custom surgical guides for ideal implant placement, a step that also reduces discomfort and speeds recovery. 

Your Comfort Comes First

Patients come first at 38th Street Dental. Each member of our team was carefully selected to ensure patient comfort from the moment you walk through the door. If dental treatment makes you anxious, we offer both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation so that you can relax and comfortably receive the treatment you need for optimum oral health. 

Are You Ready to Start Smiling Again? Ask Us for a Consultation

Drs. Meek and Tasch at 38th Street Dental combine high-tech services with personalized care to bring the best in dental implant and restorative dentistry to Austin. Your consultation typically consists of a thorough evaluation with digital x-rays and cone-beam imaging scans so we have a complete understanding of your needs and suitable restorative solutions.

We will carefully explain your options so you can make an educated choice about your dental health. Email us with any questions or contact us by phone:

(512) 458-6222

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"Top Flight" Staff

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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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What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone, where it mimics a natural tooth's root. Drs. Meek and Tasch at 38th Street Dental in Austin typically use dental implants from Nobel Biocare®, a leader in the development of implants. For a full tooth restoration, you will need a dental implant, a connector piece called an abutment, and a crown, bridge, or denture to replace the visible portion of your missing teeth. Implants can be used alone or in groups to support a variety of restorations that look like your natural teeth. 

How Many Teeth Are You Missing? We Have a Custom Solution

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Missing One Tooth?

When a single tooth is missing, one dental implant can be used to hold a crown (artificial tooth), which will beautifully restore your smile and give you a strong, functioning bite. 

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Missing a Row of Teeth?

If you are missing a row of teeth, a bridge supported by implants instead of natural teeth is an ideal solution. By using implants, you can avoid altering healthy teeth to restore your smile.

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Missing All Your Teeth? 

Dental implants can securely hold an entire denture in place. These dentures will never slip out of place and the dental implants can help stop deterioration of the jawbone. 

Do You Lack the Bone Density Needed for Dental Implants?

All-on-4 Dentures May Be a Solution

If you have been told you lack the bone density needed to support dental implants, you may qualify for an implant-supported denture using the All-on-4® method. By strategically placing the dental implants, this advanced technique can hold a denture on just four implants. Benefits include:

  • Faster treatment time
  • Less expensive than traditional implants
  • Immediate placement of a temporary denture: in most cases, so you won't have to go without teeth
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Genuine Heroes Who Help Others In Need

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Tom Cole

2020

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The people at 38th Street Dental are genuine heroes. They come in from their vacations during Christmas break to help others in need. They do so without complaint and only with well wishes for those they have rescued. After those they help get to go back home to their families, they are still there helping others. I was so lucky to find them 20 yrs ago; no way would I go anywhere else.

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Katrina Kimble

2020

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Always a pleasure. Love love Dr Meek! He has changed my view of Dentist. I trust his wisdom and knowledge. He never does work that doesn’t need done. Great bed side manner and explains the situation entirely so I know what to expect. If you’re looking for a Great dentist, your search is over! He is the absolute BEST!!

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We Offer Flexible Financing

38th Street Dental in Austin offers flexible financing through CareCredit® and Lending Club so people don't have to wait for the healthcare they need. 
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Dental Implants Treatment Timeline

The dentists at 38th Street Dental in Austin collaborate with specialists at important milestones during treatment to ensure optimum care. While every case is unique, the timeline for dental implants generally follows these steps:  
Are you concerned about dental implant surgery? We offer sedation services so you can stay relaxed throughout treatment.
Are you concerned about dental implant surgery? We offer sedation services so you can stay relaxed throughout treatment.

Consultation

We will discuss your goals and go over any health issues to determine if you would be a good candidate for dental implants. We use digital x-rays and 3-D cone-beam scanners to assess the health of your jaw and the safest, most stable location for your implants. 

Preparatory Treatments

Some people need preparatory treatments to create a healthy environment for dental implants. This can include treatment for gum disease or bone grafting to increase bone density in the jaw. 

Implant Design

We work with trusted oral surgeons for the implant design step. Dr. Meek or Dr. Tasch and the oral surgeon will carefully plan the precise locations for your implants prior to surgery. In many cases, we will use virtual surgery software to “perform the surgery before your surgery.” We also use a 3-D printer to create a custom surgical guide for your procedure.

Implant Placement

The surgeon will use x-rays, 3-D printed surgical guides, and computerized tomography (CT) scans to ensure the most accurate, safe, and predictable placement possible. Your comfort will be assured through local anesthesia and, if you feel particularly anxious, sedation.

Osseointegration

This is the healing period when the bone naturally fuses with the titanium implant. The osseointegration period varies from person to person but generally takes from four to six months. If teeth are being restored in visible areas of your mouth then we can usually attach fixed, temporary restorations to avoid gaps in your smile. 

Abutment Placement

Once the dental implants have fused with the bone, the abutments will be attached during a minor surgery, which is typically followed by a two-week healing period. 

Impressions

After the abutment healing period, we will take impressions of the treatment area and design your restoration, which will be sent to a trusted lab for fabrication. 

Restoration Placement

The restoration will be placed in your mouth to assess its fit and your bite. Once you and the dentist approve the restoration, it will be attached to the implants and you can start smiling again. 

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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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