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Dental crowns, often referred to as “caps,” are custom-designed coverings placed over damaged or weakened teeth. They serve as a protective barrier, restoring the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. Whether you have a cracked tooth, a large filling, or a dental implant, dental crowns can be a suitable solution to enhance both your oral health and smile. They can be crafted from different materials, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The choice of material depends on various factors, including the location of the tooth, aesthetic preferences, and budget considerations.

Dental Crowns in West London - What are dental crowns made ofThe Purpose of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used for various dental issues, including:

  • Restoring Damaged Teeth: Teeth that have extensive decay or damage due to trauma can be saved with the help of dental crowns.
  • Supporting Large Fillings: Teeth with large fillings may become weak over time. Crowns provide reinforcement and prevent further damage.
  • Covering Dental Implants: Crowns are often placed over dental implants to replace missing teeth.
  • Improving Aesthetics: Crowns can enhance the appearance of discoloured, misshapen, or poorly aligned teeth.

Common Materials Used

Dental crowns can be crafted from different materials, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The choice of material depends on various factors, including the location of the tooth, aesthetic preferences, and budget considerations. Here are the most common materials used for dental crowns:

1. Metal Crowns


  • Exceptional durability, suitable for molars.
  • Minimal removal of tooth structure.
  • Resistant to wear and tear.


  • Highly visible due to their metallic color.
  • Not recommended for front teeth.

2. Porcelain Crowns


  • Natural appearance and translucency, making them ideal for front teeth.
  • Allergies or sensitivities to metal are not a concern.


  • Less durable than metal crowns, may chip or fracture.
  • More tooth structure needs to be removed for placement.

3. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns


  • Combines the strength of metal with the aesthetics of porcelain.
  • Suitable for both front and back teeth.


  • A metal line may become visible at the gum line over time.
  • Slightly more tooth removal compared to all-ceramic crowns.

4. All-Ceramic or All-Porcelain Crowns


  • Excellent aesthetics, closely resembling natural teeth.
  • Biocompatible, suitable for individuals with metal allergies.
  • Minimal tooth structure removal.


  • Less durable than metal crowns, making them less suitable for molars.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each crown material is essential for making an informed decision. Here’s a quick summary:

  • Metal Crowns: Exceptionally durable but highly visible.
  • Porcelain Crowns: Natural appearance but may be less durable.
  • PFM Crowns: A balance of strength and aesthetics, with some visibility of metal.
  • All-Ceramic Crowns: Excellent aesthetics but may be less durable for molars.

Choosing the Right Material

The choice of material for your dental crown should align with your specific dental needs and aesthetic preferences. If you book an appointment with us, our dentist will consider factors such as the tooth’s location, your budget, and any potential allergies or sensitivities when recommending the most suitable material.

Caring for Dental Crowns

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for the longevity of your dental crowns. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups are essential. Avoiding habits like teeth grinding or using your teeth as tools can also help prevent damage to your crowns.

Why Choose DS Dental Studio for Crowns?

At DS Dental Studio, we understand that every patient’s needs are unique. That’s why we provide personalised treatment plans that consider your specific oral health condition and goals. During your consultation, our experienced dental team will evaluate your case, discuss your options, and provide you with a detailed estimate of the cost associated with your dental crown treatment.

We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality dental care, and we work with our patients to explore affordable financing options and payment plans, ensuring that you receive the best treatment without compromising your budget.

We are committed to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile while addressing any financial concerns you may have. Your oral health is our priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

What Our Patients Say

Sophie Russell
Sophie Russell
12 December 2023
Excellent thoughtful care. Good explanations.
Sue Edison
Sue Edison
6 December 2023
Excellent treatment covering a wide range of dental work over many years.
6 December 2023
Friendly and efficient practice with some excellent dentists
Balraj Rai
Balraj Rai
5 October 2023
I had a painless tooth extraction done by Dr Sandro Rasgado, who is a fantastic Dr, and very knowledgable. I was very nervous but he made me feel right at ease. Thank you Dr Sandro for the wisdom teeth you removed, and the wisdom you shared too!
Bilal J
Bilal J
10 August 2023
Tahseen Khan done an amazing job with the composite bonding on a chipped front tooth. Saw me very short notice and was very professional.
Sarah Shajobi
Sarah Shajobi
27 May 2023
Dr Tehseen Khan done an amazing job with my teeth. I absolutely love it and would 100% recommend her great services.
Yvonne Kao
Yvonne Kao
5 February 2023
I recently completed by Invisalign treatment with Dr Tehseen Khan and had a fantastic experience with her and the team. I had my first consultation with her in 2019 and only started Invisalign in 2022 yet she still gave me the same quote I received previously. Her professionalism throughout and willingness to answer all the questions I asked made my experience smooth and easy from day 1. My teeth look incredible only after 14 weeks and I cannot be happier with the results!
Janet Goggins
Janet Goggins
6 December 2022
I would highly recommend Dr Tehseen Khan to anyone considering Invisalign. I have just finished 9 months of treatment and was really happy with the care and attention I received. Dr Khan has deep knowlege and expertise in Invisalign and I felt very reassured throughout that I was having the best possible care. And I am very pleased with the resuts!
Nigel Root
Nigel Root
16 September 2022
Oh, the relief! After a poor crown on a tooth six months ago at another dentist, Dr Vaishali Bhowmick replaced it last week. It changed from trapping food and dental floss to being smooth and the same gap as the other teeth. Thank you, Nigel


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Our Location

We are conveniently located at 📍Unit 201a, West Ariel Way, London W12 7GA📍Reaching us for dental crowns is straightforward. You’ll find us along Wood Lane, on the outside aspect of Shepherd’s Bush London at Street Level. We are halfway between Shepherds Bush Market and Wood Lane tube stations.

By Underground

DS Dental Studio is minutes away from four tube stations:

  • Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line)
  • Shepherds Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line)
  • White City (Central Line)
  • Shepherds Bush (Central Line)

By Rail

Shepherds Bush Station is a short walk from DS Dental Studio. Served by London Overground, and Southern with convenient connections at Clapham Junction for journeys from further afield.

By Car

Easy parking availability at Shepherd’s Bush London Car Park, on Ariel Way. We are easily signposted from the A40, and if you are using a Sat Nav, use the postcode W12 7SL. Free parking is available for blue badge holders in the middle level car park.

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