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Zirconia Crowns from £995

Mint Dental in Elephant & Castle, London offers zirconia dental crowns for just £58.33 per month. Zirconia is the most durable monolithic ceramic, which is more split-resistant and stronger compared to composites and glass.

Regardless of the reason why your tooth has become damaged, a dental crown will be essential for preserving your underlying tooth structure and relieving you from dental pain and toothache.

As go-to restorative dentists, we usually place zirconia crowns on patients who have severely worn down or missing teeth. Zirconia crowns in this respect not only improve the appearance of an uneven smile, but also greatly improve the balance, functionality, and oral health of your overall smile.

Whilst a zirconia crown won’t regrow your tooth, it will prevent further decay and infection from spreading as well as improving the appearance of the affected tooth.

Zirconia guide

All the essential details patients should know about zirconia crowns before booking. More.

Uses of zirconia

Discover the ways in which zirconia crowns are used in typical dental treatments. Learn more.

Cost of zirconia

Discover the cost of zirconia crowns and how they compare to alternative restorations. More.

Pros & cons

We can tell you all the great things about zirconia crowns but what about the limitations? More.

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All about zirconia crowns

  • Framework zirconia is best for anterior and posterior multi-unit bridges.
  • Full contour zirconia for monolithic restorations.

One of the newer materials for dental restorations, zirconia crowns, or more specifically, zirconium oxide is a type of ceramic crown that’s stronger than porcelain (and even some metal alloys).

One benefit of a zirconia crown is that it gets fewer sharp edges from normal wear and tear issues that arise over time – plus, they don’t cause as much stress or damage to opposing pieces as their alternative counterparts.

To make the crown more life-like, the versatile material is often masked with porcelain or glass making it almost impossible to tell the difference between the crown and a natural tooth.

Typical uses of zirconia crowns

  • Protecting weak teeth and preventing fractures and tooth loss.
  • Keeping a tooth together when it’s about to fall apart.
  • To approve the overall appearance of your smile.
  • Capping misshapen, yellow or discoloured teeth.
  • To cover large fillings or root canals.
  • As a final restoration for dental implant treatment.
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Modern crowns are cheaper than you think

Thinking of metal or Porcelain Bonded Metal crowns to save money? They were only £25 cheaper. We would suggest choosing the dental crown that best serves your treatment specification. For example, if you’re protecting a heavily deteriorated back molar, zirconia might be better for its superior strength as well as aesthetic appeal.

Patients who wish to spread the cost of their dental crown treatment will be pleased to know that we offer 0% financing over 12-month terms for all our dental treatments costing upwards of £350. Purchasing a zirconia crown on 12 months of interest-free finance will cost just £82.91 a month.

Benefits and disadvantages

  • The properties of zirconia hinder the cracking or chipping of surrounding teeth and the ones lying underneath.
  • Zirconia has a better shielding capacity, which means it can withstand higher loads and biting forces without the need to compromise the integrity of your smile.
  • Zirconia is much more gentle with other teeth.
  • The material is not so easy to match with real teeth and will require additional coating.
  • Longevity will depend on oral care but typically durability is expected to be between 5-15 years.

The fastest and easiest way to check if a zirconia crown will work for you is to have a consultation with our restorative dentists like Dr Imran, who can assess your smile and help lower the chances of needing further restorative procedures in the future.

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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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