Think all dentures fit poorly, look fake, and are incapable of restoring much function? We have good news.
38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, designs premium dentures that are comfortable, secure, and look like your natural teeth.
Discover how our dentists can use innovative solutions to transform your life using traditional or implant-supported dentures.
Care That Is "Above and Beyond"
Once again 38th Street Dental came through with flying colors. The plan was to get a temporary after tooth extraction in a few days but when Dr. Tasch found out that I was to attend a memorial service shortly he spent an hour putting a shorter term temporary then and there, without extra charge. That's above and beyond!View More Google Reviews
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!!View More Google Reviews
Smile, Speak, and Eat Confidently Request a Consultation
With more than 20 years of dental experience each, Drs. Meek and Tasch at 38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, understand the many factors that go into creating a comfortable and natural-looking smile.
By requesting a consultation, they can carefully assess your situation using our advanced technology and discuss your goals so that they can provide an appropriate recommendation.
Solutions for Missing Teeth That Will Bring a Smile to Your Face
Traditional dentures, which simply rest on the gums and are removable, are an option when affordability is paramount.
They feature artificial teeth set into a base made to look like natural gums. Traditional full dentures are held in place by suction or with the help of a dental adhesive.
Customization is key to ensuring a snug, comfortable fit. Our dentists will make a precise impression of your mouth, capturing every detail to create a denture that stays reliably in place.
Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of traditional dentures is that since they do not stimulate bone growth, they allow the jaw to shrink and change over time. To accommodate these changes, your denture will need to be adjusted, relined, or remade periodically.
In addition to restoring your smile, implant-supported dentures address many of the shortcomings that frustrate denture-wearers. Implant-supported dentures:
- Are securely attached to your jaw with dental implants, which are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jaw and prevent your denture from slipping out of position.
- Maintain your facial features by stimulating bone growth in your jaw. Unlike traditional dentures that accelerate bone loss, implants keep your jaw strong and maintain its original shape.
- Offer a stronger bite. Implant-supported dentures improve the strength of your bite compared to traditional dentures and allow you to eat many of the foods you've been missing, including crunchy vegetables and savory steaks.
The process of getting implant-supported dentures takes more time than traditional dentures and is more expensive, but patients often decide the health and lifestyle benefits are worth the investment. We invite you to take a closer look at dental implants:
Not everyone with missing teeth needs a full denture. 38th Street Dental has solutions for these patients, too.
In these cases, you have two main options: Partial dentures, which are typically held in place by clips that attach to a nearby tooth, and implant-supported crowns and dental bridges, which securely replace missing teeth and also maintain the strength of your jaw.
Whichever option you choose, Drs. Meek and Tasch will customize each replacement tooth to seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth so you can smile confidently.
Have you suffered bone atrophy? We Offer a Cutting-Edge Solution
Do You Have a Challenging Case? Our Dentists Are Masters at Innovative Solutions
Our dentists have a mastery of traditional dentures and dental implants that opens the door to innovative solutions for patients in challenging situations.
By combining dentures, bridges, or crowns with dental implants in custom designs, Drs. C. Mike Meek and David J. Tasch have created natural-looking and secure full-arch solutions that can address your unique needs.
Arch Reconstruction Using Segmental Bridges
Snap-On Dentures with Implants
Full Arch Reconstruction with Individual Dental Implants
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.View More Google Reviews
Dr. Meek does a great job! He had to fix a problem created by another dentist and was very thorough in his creative solution. As someone who has seen countless dentists, I highly recommend Dr. Meek!View More Google Reviews
Treatment Timeline for Traditional Dentures
Our Austin practice uses state-of-the-art materials, so your dentures will essentially appear identical to your natural teeth