Mint Dental SE1

Porcelain Crowns from £995

Restore and fill out your smile with porcelain crowns for just £58.33 per month – thank us later!

Here at Mint Dental in London, we work with and use ceramic crown versions as well as metal ones, so you’ll be in the best hands for your restoration whatever you prefer to do.

Our artificial restorations have restored, protected, and preserved thousands of teeth, which would have been otherwise structurally compromised.

E-max porcelain

A highly durable, strong ceramic system that’s completely metal-free. Learn more.

Zirconia Ceramic

A type of porcelain veneer, this ceramic-based crown is in fact much stronger. More.

Porcelain fused metal

These traditional crowns are superior in strength due to their metal-base. Learn more.

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Porcelain-fused to metal crowns

One kind of porcelain crown we offer here at Mint Dental is made from a metal base with a layer of porcelain bonded to it. What this means for patients is that they can reap the benefits of a strong and durable material whilst still attaining the aesthetics of a white smile.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns have been considered by highly regarded institutes as the gold standard for repairing damaged teeth making them an incredibly popular solution to repair a broken or unsightly tooth.

When choosing a material for your dental crown, patients can rely on porcelain crowns as they tick all the boxes to keep your oral health strong and healthy as well as having good reliability against breaks.

What you need to know about porcelain crowns

Lost a large portion of your tooth structure? Don’t worry. All types of dental crowns will improve and restore your dental function – but when it comes to porcelain crowns, the focus is more on aesthetics.

Now, a porcelain crown will be natural-looking on the front, a visible portion of your smile, and whilst will be strong enough to withstand biting forces in this area, there is a higher chance of them breaking. But this depends on your lifestyle and habits.

On the cosmetic front, porcelain crowns can be easily matched to the colour, shape, and lustre of your natural teeth, and just like veneers, are hailed for their blending capabilities.

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Porcelain crowns vs metal-based crowns

The one limitation of porcelain bonded metal crowns is their aesthetic appeal.

Whilst the white porcelain has great translucent properties and mimics teeth well, the fact the base of the crown is metal can sometimes put patients off. So, in the case of choosing crowns for your front teeth, porcelain bonded metal might not be the right option.

That said, the only upside is that porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns will be much more affordable and cost-effective for patients on a budget. All-ceramic and porcelain crowns at our practice cost the same as PFM; £750 (or £58 per month on finance).

If it’s mostly aesthetic appeal you care about, patients can save money with our other non-metal porcelain crown options, which are tooth-coloured (Emax crowns and Zirconia).

Benefits of a porcelain cap

  • The tooth structure no longer needs to be destroyed to place the crown.
  • The crown will help to preserve a healthy tooth structure.
  • Porcelain is less abrasive compared to other types of crowns.
  • The function of the tooth is restored and the natural bite is reinforced.
  • Porcelain crowns look just like real teeth.
  • Takes only two appointments to position.
  • Ceramic restorations are not as thick and require less drilling.
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Replacing old crowns

If you need to replace an old crown, it’s a fairly straightforward process, providing that the remaining tooth structure is stable enough to support a new crown.

There might need to be some preliminary work to ensure there’s no decay building up or no root treatment required – but if the remaining tooth’s structure is adequate to support your new porcelain crown, then you’ll be set to go.

If in the case that your tooth is no longer restorable, we might need to recommend other treatment options that might be more appropriate for your situation instead of a crown, such as a dental implant or bridge.


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  • Tuesday: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Thursday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed


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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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