Mint Dental SE1

Dental Crowns

  • Restore badly damaged teeth
  • Prevent tooth loss and teeth falling out
  • From  £82.91 PM (12 months 0%)

Dental crowns are teeth-like prosthetic teeth that sit on top of your natural teeth when teeth are too badly damaged for a filling or an inlay. To protect your tooth from crumbling away – we’ll need to use something much stronger.

However, dental crowns are not always necessary and might not be the most suitable treatment for your condition. That’s why it’s better to consult with a dentist beforehand, or even gain a second opinion to explore your alternative options.


Learn which type of crown is recommended for what – and which is the best material to go for. More.

Crown types

Dive into the different types of crowns and materials we have available in our clinic. See.

Crown Costs

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when you'll need one

Explore the situations where a dental crown shouldn’t be avoided to preserve your oral health. More.

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The best of the best

The dental crowns we offer are made from a wide variety of materials – with modern porcelain crowns being the most popular due to their aesthetic appeal. Porcelain has translucent properties, which means it can reflect light in the same way natural teeth could.

For patients not so concerned about their crown blending in with the rest of their smile, other materials are available like Metal, Gold and other white-coloured materials like Zirconia (strongest) and Emax.

Metal-based crowns are often more recommended for molars at the back of your mouth to provide added strength and stability.

Types of dental crowns to choose from

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Porcelain crowns

Porcelain crowns will typically last for 15-30 years and are the closest mimic to natural teeth. These kinds of crowns are recommended for the front teeth due to their aesthetic appeal.

Zirconia is one of the stronger and more durable dental crown types – being three times stronger than porcelain. Zirconia can withstand wear and tear more easily and is near impossible to chip.

E-Max Crowns

Another high-strength crown, E-max is made from lithium disilicate material making it a good choice not just for longevity but for appealing aesthetic reasons too. 

Dental crown types and prices

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Dental crown versatility

Dental crowns are used across several fields of dentistry – making it one of the most versatile dental products available.

When you’ll need a crown:

  • To protect teeth from decay and infection.
  • As a tooth restoration for broken teeth, which if left ignored only makes the problem worse.
  • Smile transformations and makeovers are used in cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of mishappen teeth. In the case, where some teeth cannot be whitened, crowns or veneers are also used to perfect and whiten the smile.
  • Commonly used as the final restoration for a dental implant, which will sit on top of the implant and will look, feel and function just as a normal tooth would. 
  • Crowns are also used to secure and hold dental bridges in place and can help patients replace multiple missing teeth in a row.

Why a crown might be unavoidable

Not only are they cost-effective when you consider how long they last, but they can often be much more affordable than replacing an entire tooth with an implant. 

Dental crowns are often the ideal solution to protecting teeth that have become weak from decay or have broken or cracked. And as fractured and chipped teeth carve the path for infections and decay to spread, crowns become an essential prosthetic to preserve your tooth.

Patients not concerned about losing a tooth should first know the consequences.

Once you have lost a tooth, gum disease becomes much more prevalent and the bone in the jaw begins to deplete, causing further tooth loss.

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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.



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