Dental Crowns
in London

Dental Crowns are used to restore, repair and strengthen extensively damaged teeth. We only use full ceramic crowns, enabling us to copy your natural tooth’s best features. All our crowns are made by master dental technicians, with the result that your restored tooth will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

What are dental crowns?

Modern dental crowns are full ceramic crowns designed to restore your smile in the event of extensive damage to the teeth. In short, a dental crown is essentially a tooth-shaped cap to protect, strengthen and conceal a damaged tooth. A crown is a restoration treatment to remedy broken teeth that might be decayed, chipped, fractured, contain large fillings, after a root canal filling or even for teeth requiring aesthetic re-contouring.

Crowns are most common with patients that are either self-conscious about their damaged tooth and want to restore their smile so their teeth don’t appear discoloured. Alternatively, crowns may be recommended by our dental team as a method to stabilise and protect a broken tooth or prevent further damage.

Permanent crowns are installed as a restorative procedure and are expected to last 20 years and more. A temporary crown is a crown that is placed with the job of protecting a broken or exposed tooth or root/root canal for a short period of time. For example, a temporary crown is usually fitted after a root canal treatment after the tooth nerve is removed and cleaned.

Trust our award-winning dental professionals to create the bespoke and modern high-performance ceramics you can rely on for both the mouth comfort and personal confidence you are looking to achieve.

Who is suitable for dental crowns?

A variety of situations arise where, after consultation, your dentist may consider you present as a suitable candidate for dental crowns.

You could have damage resulting in profound weakness in the tooth where cracking may appear destabilising it or if the tooth is already broken or worn down.

You may need a dental crown if your tooth has been filled many times and so requires more support to preserve it or you may be unhappy with the appearance of a tooth in terms of colour and shape or you seek to cover a dental implant already fitted.

What does a dental crown cost?


Inlay





single inlay £1,500, multiple from £1,200

Onlay/partial crown

single onlay £1,500, multiple from £1,200
Veneersingle veneer £1,500, multiple from £1,200
Crown
single crown £1,500, multiple from £1,200
Implant Crown (anterior)£2,100
Implant Crown (posterior)£1,800
Post and core£300
Dental crown recement£150
Review after placement£70

Protect your smile with long-lasting crowns

Achieve a beautiful natural looking smile with dental crowns at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic. Costs depend on the length of treatment and type of crown required. We always advise a full consultation with our dentists in London so they can explain the advantages of different crowns and treatments.

The following costs are indicative of various crown treatments. For more information please make an appointment by booking online or calling us today.

What happens during dental crown preparation?

  • Your dentist offers you an initial consultation. If after consultation, you decide with your dentist to proceed with a dental crown then we prepare the natural tooth to be able to fit the crown accurately.
  • We create a digital impression of your tooth for our master dental technician in our dental laboratory in London or Munich to produce the crown in the ceramic material adjusting for the exact colour of your natural teeth to deliver the perfect match in both functionality and aesthetics for you.
  • As we prepare your crown, we fit a temporary crown for you on the affected tooth.
  • When the crown is ready, we clean the affected tooth, fitting the crown to it seamlessly with adhesive dental cement.
  • Post-treatment, we recommend our patients schedule routine appointments with us to include an assessment of the stability of their dental crowns now fitted.
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Why is Wimpole Street Dental Clinic best for dental crowns in London?

Protecting and restoring your smile doesn’t just have dental health benefits but it can also restore self-confidence and help patients feel less self-conscious about their appearance. Wimpole Street Dental Clinic is the perfect choice for patients considering a dental crown for a number of reasons:

  • Our recently refurbished clinic is conveniently located in the heart of central London on the prestigious Wimpole Street.
  • We utilise the very latest state-of-the-art technology to help visualise and plan our dental treatments. Using the most effective and innovative dental techniques we’re able to provide our patients with reliable, aesthetically pleasing results consistently.
  • Our team have decades of combined experience, craft and expertise in general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. We are regularly invited to educate our colleagues and students on the lecture circuit worldwide and have won numerous dentistry awards.
  • Specifically for dental crowns, we design the full ceramic crowns we use ourselves in our own dental laboratory giving us complete control over both the product and service we can offer. You can rest assured that we know every component in the dental crown and that your crown has been custom made to the highest standard by our team.

FAQ’s

There are various types of dental crowns available. From the material used to make the unique sizes to the ways they are cemented in place, dental crown types are chosen based on meeting patient needs. Varieties include:

  • Temporary crowns: Commonly used in dentistry to restore teeth after preparation for veneers, inlay, onlays, partial crowns or bridges. Material used is mostly all-resin composite
  • Metal-ceramic crowns or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns: The crown is produced using a porcelain veneered metal framework. For years the gold standard in dentistry
  • Solid crowns made of metal: Only in exceptional circumstance used for front teeth (e.g. American rap star). As a gold version used in heavy grinders. As a non-noble alloy version to reduce costs. Also called stainless-steel crowns.
  • Post crowns, which are anchored to the tooth with a pin: Sometimes used after a root canal treatment, now rarely used
  • Partial crowns, which cover a small portion of the tooth: Full ceramic metal-free ceramic which replace parts, but not all of the clinical (visible) crown 
  • Porcelain crowns: The term is synonymously used with all-ceramic crowns, meaning that the crown material does not contain metal
  • Implant crowns: Implant crowns are placed on the titanium screw which sits in the bone

  • Ceramic crowns: See porcelain crowns. Ceramic can also be used for dental bridges
  • Telescopic crowns: All-ceramic, non-noble alloy or gold crowns underneath a removable “telescopic” denture

If you’re looking for dental crowns in London that provide the most aesthetically pleasing result, we recommend all-ceramic crowns. This type mimics the tooth most accurately, coming as close to your natural tooth as possible in terms of looks.

We prefer to offer full ceramic (all-porcelain) crowns as they offer the highest quality standards in terms of both functionality and look regarding colour, texture, shape and form. Other varieties of dental crown available such as a temporary crown, metal-ceramic crowns, solid crowns made of metal, post crowns (anchored to the tooth via pin), partial, porcelain, implant, ceramic and telescopic.

Before placing a restoration all teeth need to be caries free and any gum disease has to be treated. Equally any infections in the bone have to be treated with root canal treatments. If your teeth are in an unfavourable position you might need aligners (e.g. Invisalign) to correct the misalignment prior to the crown procedure. This might save some natural tooth structure.

If you consider to improve the colour of your teeth a whitening might have to be performed around ten days before taking the impression for the dental crown.

If you have an uneven gum line, a gum transplant might be the way forward to improve the aesthetic appearance before placing the final crown.

Whenever we talk about dentistry, there is always a concern that the treatment might be painful. Rest assured that we use a local anaesthesia to numb the affected area before the treatment begins.

A crown is unlikely to hurt but you may feel some minor discomfort and it may take a little while to get used to the crown in your mouth. This is entirely normal.

Full details about the treatment including your anaesthesia or sedation options plus your aftercare can be discussed at your initial consultation at our state-of-the-art dental clinic in London.

It is not usual for a dental crown to smell post-treatment. Sometimes metal crowns or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns emit metal ions which can lead to a foul taste.  We recommend booking in a schedule of routine appointments with your dentist at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic so we have the opportunity to regularly assess the current condition of your dental crown once fitted. If you do notice any foreign or unusual smells in the weeks following your dental crown, report it to your dentist and you may be referred to our hygienist for a thorough clean.

It is vital to clean your new crowns as you would your own natural teeth since the crown is cemented to them. The highest standard of oral hygiene practice is now your best tool to ensure your dental crowns are long-lasting and remain in good condition.

Regardless of what kind of dentistry treatment a patient has, we would always recommend:

  • Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day.
  • Flossing or using interdental brushes at least once a day.
  • Visiting us at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic regularly for routine check-ups and cleanings

If you are experiencing a gummy smile, a dental surgery called dental crown lengthening can show more of the tooth than the gum line. It can be done for purely cosmetic reasons or to manage decay or provide extra support for a dental restoration to be successful. Your dentist can advise if this is necessary for you after your consultation.

A cracked dental crown may become unstable and so expose the remaining healthy tooth substance to bacteria and plaque and tooth decay. Your dentist will be able to advise if the dental crown can be put back in place or if a new set would be the preferred option for you.

A dental crown is necessary when recommended by your dentist. For example, during root canal, you will always need a temporary crown following the first treatment.

We prioritise saving teeth wherever possible and a dental crown, especially a ceramic crown, offers us the chance to do just that. Trust us to oversee the production of a bespoke dental crown which, after fitting, will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth so you can smile again with renewed confidence in yourself and in our professional expertise.

No. Toxicity concerns can arise regarding dental crowns as they are made from a material other than natural tooth substance. Rest assured that the ceramic crowns we choose to produce and fit offer the highest quality in every aspect of their performance.

Dental crowns are expected to last an average of around 20 years and more. Whether you’re being fitted for dentures or having veneers, we always recommend that you care for them as you would your natural teeth through a combination of the highest standards of oral hygiene practice and by booking regular routine check-up appointments with us. Regularly flossing, brushing and cleans from our hygienist will ensure that your get the most time out of your crowns as possible.

It is possible for a dental implant crown to be removed. If you are considering this, please contact us to book an appointment.

At Wimpole Street Dental Clinic, our current fees are:

  • Inlay: single inlay £1,500, multiple starting at £1,200
  • Onlay/partial crown: single onlay £1,500, multiple starting at £1,200
  • Crown: single crown £1,500, multiple starting at £1,200
  • Implant crown (anterior): £2,100
  • Implant crown (posterior): £1,800
  • Post and core: £300
  • Dental crown re-cement: £150
  • Extra review after placement: £70

Restore and protect your smile today with a dental crown

Treatment Reviews

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Lin Qi

I had a crown done with Dr. Mehl. He is very professional and was always very kind to explain all the details. The procedure ran smoothly and efficiently, I only needed 2 appointments, and we are both very happy with the results. The nurses and receptions are also very nice and polite.
I will definitely recommend.

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Raissa R

I cannot express how grateful I am to this clinic and their team. I broke my front tooth in an accident and several dentists had been giving the option of a crown or having the tooth fragment reattached with bonding which inevitably broke off…..

Firstly Lina was extremely helpful and reassuring over the phone and recommended Dr Raul Costa.

Dr Costa was very knowledgable and explained the treatment plan, as well as being able to recreate my front tooth out of composite! This had never been offered to me before and he really took his time to achieve an outcome which was better than anything I could have dreamed of – I have been smiling ever since!

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Maria Stevens

A big compliment to Dr Mehl, who advised me very well from the very beginning. It seemed to be his personal concern to find the best possible solution for a color-matched full crown for the anterior tooth. Dr Mehl works very precisely, leaves no questions unanswered, and gives good advice. I feel individually advised and in good hands in the practice. Thank you very much!