Dental Crowns in London

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a weak tooth, covering it and restoring its function, strength and appearance. Crowns can be a good treatment choice for root-treated teeth or for teeth that have had very extensive damage.

Treatment Duration

1 hour per crown


From £160

Team Experience

60+ years

Recovery Time

1+ day

Google Rating

★★★★★ (4.9)

Written by: Prof Dr Christian Mehl

Clinically reviewed by: Dr Raul Costa

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    Tooth decay or trauma can severely damage teeth. Once weakened, these teeth will be mechanically less able to withstand the force of your bite. Crowns can clamp the weakened parts of the teeth, keeping everything together and preventing the tooth to fracture further or even split.

    A dental crown covers the visible part of the tooth and at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic is made always of full ceramic material and will always look incredibly natural. Often a crown is also used to dramatically improve the appearance of a damaged tooth.

    Who is suitable for dental crowns?

    Crowns can be used in different situations:

    • To adequately restore a root-treated tooth
    • To restore the shape, appearance, and strength of a heavily filled tooth
    • To restore a fractured tooth
    • To reverse the so-called cracked tooth syndrome and to prevent cracks inside of a tooth to propagate
    • To restore the function and aesthetics of severely worn-down teeth
    • To dramatically improve the discolouration of a tooth

    What type of crowns are there?

    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 replaces 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.

    Meet your award-winning Dental Crowns dentist and team…

    • We have over 75+ years of combined dentistry experience across our specialist team.
    • 10,000+ treatments performed and counting.
    • We are leaders in the dental industry – we regularly teach, lecture and publish our research work internationally.

    All-on-4,  Apicectomy,  Bleaching,  Bone Grafting,  Bridges,  Bruxism,  Ceramic Braces,  CM Team,  Corrective Braces,  Crowns,  Dentures,  Fillings,  Gum Correction,  Gum Disease,  Immediate Implants,  Implants,  Internal Bleaching,  Invisalign,  Lingual Braces,  Low Friction Braces,  Maryland Bridges,  Navigated Implants,  Oral Surgery,  Partial Inlays & Crowns,  Prosthodontics,  Retainers,  SS Team,  Treatment of Peri-Implantitis,  Veneers,  Zygomatic Implants

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    Our Expertise

    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 off 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.

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    Wimpole Street Dental has the highest most ethical standard of work, personable approach, clear and safe procedures, top notch excellence and reliability in treatment provided with utmost professionalism from crème de la crème world class specialists all under one roof.

    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.

    What material is used for dental crowns in our clinic in London?

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

    Can a cracked crown be repaired?

    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.

    Are dental crowns toxic?

    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.

    What is dental crown lengthening?

    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.

    Is a dental crown necessary?

    A dental crown is necessary when recommended by your dentist. For example, during a 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.

    How long do dental crowns last?

    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 cleaning from our hygienist will ensure that you get the most time out of your crowns as possible.

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