Dental Crowns & Veneers


A dental veneer is made to look exactly like the rest of your teeth, and the long-lasting porcelain will help you address any issues with your smile.

Dental Crowns & Veneers
Dental Crowns & Veneers

Dental Crowns in Birmingham

Crowns are custom-made covers that encase the entire visible portion of a tooth. They provide strength, protection, and aesthetic improvement.

Benefits of Crowns

  • Strengthening weak or cracked teeth, preventing further damage.
  • Restoring the functionality of a tooth, allowing for proper biting and chewing.
  • Enhancing the aesthetic appearance of a tooth, improving the overall smile.

Dental crowns explained

Dental Veneers in Birmingham

Veneers are thin, custom-made pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. They are primarily used for cosmetic purposes to enhance the appearance of teeth with imperfections. Here are some key points about dental veneers:

  • Veneers are commonly used to address issues such as discolouration, stains, chipped teeth, gaps, or minor misalignments.
  • They are typically made from porcelain or composite resin materials, which closely resemble the natural colour and translucency of teeth.
  • The procedure involves minimal tooth preparation, with a small amount of enamel being removed from the front surface of the teeth.
  • Veneers offer a conservative approach to transform the appearance of your smile.

Benefits of Veneers

  • Correcting teeth discolouration or stains that are resistant to traditional whitening methods.
  • Improving the shape, size, and alignment of teeth for a more harmonious smile.
  • Providing a durable and natural-looking solution for various cosmetic dental concerns.

Why teeth veneers?

Choosing the Right Option?

The choice between crowns and veneers depends on several factors, including the specific dental issue, the amount of tooth structure involved, and the desired outcome. Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination and discuss your goals to recommend the most suitable treatment option.

Considerations for both crowns and veneers:

  1. Durability: Both crowns and veneers are designed to be long-lasting, but proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential for their maintenance.
  2. Aesthetics: Both options can provide significant aesthetic improvements. However, veneers are typically more suitable for primarily cosmetic concerns.
  3. Tooth Preparation: Crowns require more extensive tooth preparation compared to veneers, as they cover the entire tooth surface.

It’s important to consult with your dentists at The Yardley Clinic to determine the best treatment option for your specific dental needs and desired results.


How long do veneers last?

With proper care, you can expect your veneers to last for 10-15 years. To extend the lifespan of your veneers avoid biting into hard foods. Wear a protective appliance at night if you grind your teeth. Limit your exposure to dark coloured drinks and food to prevent staining.

What does a dental crown procedure entail?

Your dentist prepares the tooth and sends a moulded impression to a dental lab to fabricate your restoration. A fitted, temporary crown is fitted to protect the tooth until your custom-made crown is ready.

At your second visit, the permanent crown is cemented in place.

How long does a crown last?

Crowns should last for 5 to 8 eight years but can last longer with good oral hygiene and regular dental exams and professional cleanings.Avoid damaging habits like fingernail biting and teeth grinding to prolong the life of your crown.

Can you get both veneers and crowns?

No, you cannot get both veneers and crowns on the same tooth. Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance. Crowns are a full-coverage restoration that is placed over the entire tooth. If a tooth needs both cosmetic and structural improvement, a crown is typically the better option.

In general, veneers are a good option for patients who have minor cosmetic concerns, such as chipped teeth, small gaps, or discoloured teeth. Crowns are a better option for patients who have more severe cosmetic or structural problems, such as broken teeth, large gaps, or teeth that are severely worn down.

How much does a crown cost in UK?

At The YardleyClinic the cost of a crown in the UK typically ranges from £400 to £1,200. The exact price will depend on a number of factors, including the type of crown you choose. offers a variety of crown options, including porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM)crowns, zirconia crowns, and all-ceramic crowns. PFM crowns are the most affordable option, while all-ceramic crowns are the most expensive. Zirconia crowns are a good middle ground between the two, offering good aesthetics and durability at a slightly lower price than all-ceramic crowns.

You can expect to pay a cost starting from £400 for a PFM crown, zirconia crown, and an all-ceramic crown. However, these are just estimates,and the actual price could be higher or lower. It is always best to get a quote from your dentist before you have any dental work done.


Can crowns be fitted with receding gums?

Yes, crowns can befitted on teeth with receding gums. However, the dentist will need to take extra steps to ensure that the crown is properly supported and that the gums around the crown remain healthy. This may involve taking a gum graft to increase the amount of gum tissue around the tooth or placing a crown with a wider base to help support the gums.

Here are some factors that the dentist will consider when fitting a crown on a tooth with receding gums:

  • The amount of gum recession: The more severe the gum recession, the more challenging it will be to fit a crown.
  • The location of the gum recession: If the recession is located at the crown margin, it may be more difficult to seat the crown properly.
  • The overall health of the gums: If the gums are healthy, they are more likely to heal properly after the crown is fitted.

Do gums grow around crowns?

Yes, gums can grow around crowns. This is because the gums are tissues that are constantly regenerating, and they will naturally attempt to cover any exposed tooth surfaces. In the case of a crown, the gum tissue will typically grow up around the crown and bond to it. This can help to protect the crown and keep it in place, and it can also improve the aesthetics of the tooth.

However, it is important to note that gum tissue can also grow too much around a crown. This can create a gap between the crown and the gums, which can lead to food trapping and plaque accumulation. If this happens, it is important to get back in touch with us to have the crown adjusted or to have the gums trimmed.

To help prevent gum tissue from growing too much around a crown, it is important to brush and floss your teeth regularly and to see your dentist for regular checkups. You should also avoid using any tobacco products, as these can irritate the gums and make them more likely to recede.


If you’re interested in Crowns & Veneers then look no further. Get in touch with us today and our highly qualified dentist at The Yardley Clinic will see you for a consultation.