Choosing Cap City
- Based within a five-minute reach of several Central London locations
- Several types of tooth-like crowns are available (some ready on the same day)
- No impressions required – digital scanning instead
- Tooth-coloured crowns that are long-lasting and natural-looking
Get a new crown today – book your appointment.
Types of porcelain crown
- Porcelain crowns: The porcelain tooth cap will take two appointments to place.
- Zirconia crowns: Combines the strength of metal with the tooth-like appeal of porcelain.
- Porcelain-fused to metal: Metal base covered with porcelain made in the lab and placed within 20-30 minutes.
Which type of crown should you choose?
Choosing the right crown type and material will ultimately depend on your budget and preference.
Porcelain crowns are popular because of their aesthetic appeal, as they are hand-crafted in a dental laboratory and designed to blend perfectly with existing teeth.
Metal crowns, whilst offering superior strength, do not offer patients the aesthetic advantage they hoped for, as some, like Porcelain-fused to metal, feature a dark line on the gum, which is not always such a problem if you have a crown for your back molar.
Zirconium crowns also offer superior strength and are known to be the longest-lasting.
But generally, all crowns, even porcelain, last up to 30 years. Opting for a porcelain crown is recommended if your goal is purely cosmetic.
Placing a crown
The tooth must be filed down to fit the cap to place a crown.
If you have little tooth structure remaining and have a crown to protect the underlying tooth, this won’t be too much of a problem.
However, if you’ve been recommended a crown to makeover your smile, it will be better to choose veneers, which only remove 0.5 mm of enamel, instead of filing the tooth down to a stub.
The steps to replacing a crown:
- Examining the damaged tooth
- Preparing the affected tooth
- Taking an impression
- Custom-making your new crown
- Placing the ceramic cap on top
Please note that some crowns are ready within the same day, but the types of crowns we offer will require a two-week wait as we wait for the laboratory to make your crown from your unique impressions.
“I visited Dr Druttman for a clean today and he was kind enough to slot me in for some cosmetic repairs to my broken front teeth and a worn-down incisor, without a separate booking.” Harry, London
The moment I stepped into the clinic, the friendly receptionist – Michael, greeted me with a warm smile and efficiently took care of the check-in process. The waiting area was clean, comfortable, and featured modern decor that helped create a relaxing atmosphere. It was clear that the staff at at CapCityDental value professionalism and patient comfort.
Dr. George, the senior dental hygienist was a true expert in his field. He took the time to explain the entire cleaning process, making sure I was comfortable and informed every step of the way. Indeed, it did feel like a warm hug. Furthermore, his dental nurse Marilou was just a gem. Her gentle yet thorough approach put me at ease, and I could sense her commitment to delivering top-notch oral care. It’s evident that CapCityDental has a team that’s passionate about what they do.
What truly sets CapCityDental apart was their dedication to personalized care and patient education. The hygienist nurse took the time to discuss my oral health habits and offered valuable insights on how to improve my routine. She answered all my questions patiently, showing a genuine interest in my oral health journey. This level of individualized attention left a lasting impression on me.
In conclusion, my dental cleaning experience at CapCityDental was nothing short of outstanding. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I felt valued as a patient and confident in the care I received. The professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for patient well-being were evident throughout. I wholeheartedly recommend this clinic to anyone seeking exceptional dental care in a welcoming and modern environment.
I’m already looking forward to my next visit!
Thanks to George I only require routine checkups and the odd piece of work now. Seeing George has made going to the dentist a breeze and a very happy social occasion!
I can’t recommend George highly enough. The best dentist I’ve ever had. Very attentive and caring…with exquisite attention to detail; second to none.
I should also mention that the new location in Austin Friars is a lovely calm oasis in the heart of the City. Modern health setting in a historic built environment.