A cap for a tooth

If a tooth has lost most of its natural crown structure due to decay resulting in repairs or root canal treatment, it can be at significant risk of fracture. We can strengthen and protect the tooth with a beautiful, strong, perfectly fitting crown which could provide many years of protection to a tooth that should last a lifetime.

Reasons for treatment

  • A route-filled brittle tooth
  • A damaged or weakened tooth
  • Aesthetic considerations
  • A tooth with a large filling
  • A fractured tooth
  • Lack of remaining tooth structure


  • The outside of a weak tooth to be cut back approximately 1.5mm all around
  • An impression (mould) is taken of the tooth preparation
  • A temporary crown is fitted on the tooth
  • A dental lab makes a crown on a mould taken from the impression
  • Fit and cement a permanent crown
  • Treatment typically takes two appointments




*The fees reflect the complexity of preparation and materials used.

If you would like a crown fitted/attended to or have any questions call us today. Alternatively, you may book an dental examination appointment.

Call 020 7621 0600
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What materials are crowns made of?

Permanent crowns can be made from a range of materials, each with their own benefits and drawbacks.

Gold: Strong, safe, durable but yellow colour makes it very unnatural and can be used in less visible areas.

Full Porcelain: Aesthetic, hard-wearing, safe, strong but can fracture under heavy jaw pressure. Used more for front teeth.

Porcelain bonded to metal: The strong metal base is fully covered with porcelain. May not be as natural-looking as porcelain but can be ideal for side and back teeth.