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New Tooth Crowns near Embankment

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that sit on top of teeth to cover and conceal a tooth that has become damaged.

Tooth crowns, in this case, are prescribed to restore the tooth shape, size, and strength and, in turn, to improve its appearance.

Lasting up to 30 years, crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the tooth and protect it from deteriorating further.

Why you might need a dental crown:

  • Protect a weak underlying tooth from decay or breaking apart
  • Recommended for patients with cracked teeth
  • To restore severely worn down or broken teeth
  • Cover and support a large filling when little tooth remains
  • To anchor a dental implant in place
  • As a final restoration for a dental implant

Choose Mint for your dental crown procedure. Call 020 7928 4474.

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What our patients really want to know about dental crowns

We’ve answered highly popular patient questions regarding dental crowns below:


Like many other dental procedures, the longevity of treatment always depends on how well you look after your oral health.

However, typically, the average lifespan of a crown that’s well-looked-after is around 15 years. Those who go the extra mile to take care of their crown will likely see the longevity of their dental crown increase, with some lifespans reaching 30 years.


Dental crowns traditionally are a durable solution to restore the function and look of a damaged tooth. The tooth-shaped caps help restore and preserve teeth as well as improve the overall look of your smile at the same time.

That said, dental crowns come in varying materials, all varying in cost:

  1. Gold crowns: More commonly used in the back teeth, the main advantages being durability and requiring less tooth structure to be removed.
  2. Porcelain crowns: Mostly used on the visible portion of your smile (front teeth), they provide the most life-like, natural-looking results. Porcelain crowns match the shape, colour and size of your teeth. Plus, no metal is used.
  3. E-max crowns: A type of ceramic crown that’s light, thin, durable and very strong!
  4. Zirconia crowns: Combines the strength of metal with the aesthetics of a porcelain crown and thus are long-lasting.
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.


If you ask a cosmetic dentist, they’ll likely tell you that porcelain crowns are the better option as they achieve the best aesthetic results. But here at Mint, we’re both general, restorative and cosmetic dentists. We like to ensure that the material fits your lifestyle, budget and requirements.

Depending on the reason you need a crown, we may recommend a specific type following a dental examination.


One clear disadvantage of crowns for patients can be their cost, but often they’re an essential part of restoration treatments; for example, you might need one after a root canal or dental implant treatment. If this is the case, and dental crowns are out of your budget, we can provide monthly instalment plans and 0% financing to help you spread the cost of your treatment.

Our dentists will also need to reduce the size of the underlying tooth so the crown can fit nicely on top – think of it like a cap!

Other risk factors with crowns may include possible nerve damage or sensitivity – but as with any medical treatment, there are always possible complications. Still, they are not typical and can be managed easily with a dentist.

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The cost of dental crowns in Embankment

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“I had an amazing experience at Mint Dental Clinic. It is the best dental practice I have been to. Dr Patel is very professional and caring; he did an excellent treatment for my new crown, tooth fillings, and mouth hygiene and explained every treatment very well. Highly recommended!” – Alina, Embankment

We regularly accept new patients from the following locations:

Waterloo | South Bank | Embankment | Kennington | Elephant & Castle | Blackfriars

Practice details

  • Our address is 3 St Georges Court, Garden Row, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6HD.
  • The closest tube/train station is Elephant and Castle on the Bakerloo Line.
  • Car parking spaces available near the practice on Colnbrook Street
  • We’re also wheelchair accessible.

Getting to our practice from Embankment:

  • 10-minute drive using the A302 and A3211 (Car parking spaces available near the practice on Colnbrook Street)
  • 21-minutes using the tube (5 minutes on the Bakerloo line) and 8 minutes walking
  • 18-minute bus ride (40/63) from St George’s Circus (Stop U)
  • Or, if you fancy a walk, we’re only 1.1 miles away, which will typically take you around 23 minutes

Affordable dental finance on all treatments over £995.00

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We’ve teamed up with Chrysalis Finance to provide you with simple & affordable ways to pay for all types of dental treatment; finance from £950.00 to £25,000.00. You don’t need to be a homeowner. When approved, Chrysalis would pay our clinic directly.  Chrysalis Finance Limited is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 631193. This does not affect your credit score.

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