Dental Crowns Liverpool

 

Crowns are a long-lasting solution for cracked or damaged teeth that improve the function and aesthetics of your smile on both front teeth and back teeth.  Our dentists and specialists are going to discuss the problem with cracks and how a small problem can quickly develop into a bigger one if not treated by our expert clinical team.  Crowns are a cheaper alternative to dental implants as they only replace the visible part of the tooth and not the root.

 

 

We’ll discuss what a crown (sometimes called a cap) can be made from as there are many different materials we can use.  This can depend on the nature of the problem or your budget.  Like most things in life, there are simple fixes and more complex ones and the prices and procedures will be different depending on what you want.

 

 

We will talk about the costs, procedure and alternatives so you can make the best decision that is not only in your best interests from a clinical perspective but also from a personal one.  You must choose what is right for you and there are a few different options to consider.  There’s also an FAQ section to answer all your questions about getting crowns in Liverpool.

 

 

Easily the best dentist appointment I've had. I was recommended to go by a friend who couldn't have spoken more highly of them. The facilities are top notch, service friendly and comforting. The staff were great. The treatment was thorough, honest and well explained. First class (excuse the airline pun...you'll see why!)
Adam Samy
Adam Samy
19:10 01 Jun 17
I found Smileworks after looking online for the best specialist orthodontist, and after several visits now, I do believe that they live up to the hype! Every visit has been a pleasure, with the excellent reception always offering a warm and hearty welcome. Due to the severity of problems with my teeth, my treatment plan is extensive and means that despite being early days, I have met with and been treated by a range of the staff here; I can confirm that they're all fantastic and incredibly thorough - everything is explained in detail and nothing is ever rushed. I should also thank Paula (and her assistant whose name I've forgotten - sorry!) yesterday for cleaning the insides of my teeth so thoroughly when I don't even think it was necessarily part of the appointment (the appointment was for a filling). I look forward to continued excellent care from Smileworks and can't wait to get my braces on! Cheers guys!
Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
08:04 14 Apr 17
Absolutely great find. Friendly staff and MJ who treated me was professional, reassuring and positively fantastic about what my needs were and what I was looking for. There was no pressure on anything and she spoke in depth about full details on every procedure without any rush in me in making an option. I will definitely be visiting again. Thank you once again!
Samina Mubarak
Samina Mubarak
20:02 06 May 17
Absolutely excellent service. All the staff are friendly and make sure all your treatment options are fully explained. Don't do anything unless your 100% sure of all that's available. Shiron made sure my treatment was the absolute best it could be.
Keith Chellew
Keith Chellew
18:41 24 May 17
I had dental work and a procedure on my top lip. I was really nervous on my first visit but the staff are truly lovely and put me at ease straight away. I loved the quirkiness of the waiting room- very different from any dentist/doctors waiting room I've been in. The treatment rooms are very clean, love the design and layout. I also loved the patients photo smiles on the wall!! straight away I relaxed and I could feel the friendliness of the staff. MJ really listened to my fears and listened to what I required, she understood completely my views and the treatment I received was given exactly as I requested!! They really want to help you and they're interested in what you have to say - they love their job!!! I've made a follow up visit and will continue to use them. I've also recommended Smileworks to my friends and will continue to do so.
Nicci Richards
Nicci Richards
20:11 26 Feb 17
Despite that they're very nice people and have a sense of humour, I took an appointment for check up because I had gum infection between two lower back teeth. They made me pay 40 pounds just for checkup between two teeth. As I am student, this is more than a lot to me and I didn't know where to go except them. Anyway, there was no solution 🙂 They took an x-ray and started noting down my teeth details 'where fillings are' and nothing else happened.
Rami Jarjour
Rami Jarjour
19:06 13 Apr 17
I went to Smileworks to have the composite reconstructions on my two front teeth replaced as well as my teeth whitened. On my first appointment with M.J I was given detailed explanations of what these processes involved, which not only eased my apprehensions but stood out from all the previous dentists I had visited. The teeth whitening took approximately two weeks, after which I had the most amazing reconstruction done on my front teeth by Dr Billal Arshad, including a flawless colour match to my newly whitened teeth. The treatment I received was incredible and the end results speak for themselves, I have had numerous people within the fist week comment on how incredible my teeth look. To all the staff at Smileworks I say thank you so much, you have made me a very happy customer.
David Birtles
David Birtles
11:55 26 Jul 17
The staff at Smileworks are fantastic, very welcoming and accommodating. They are always happy to go the extra mile to help you. I had fast braces and 1ml lip filler, i absolutely love the result. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to get braces or facial aesthetics, they really listen to what you want and combined with their professional knowledge you achieve the perfect result.
Kerry Browne
Kerry Browne
10:46 27 Jul 17
I received my Spmu eyeliner treatment today at Smileworks. I am completely over the moon with the results and would highly recommend the treatment. The clinic itself it just wonderful really clean, fresh and highly professional. My therapist was Hannah Taffe who was extremely knowledgeable, but also so warm and welcoming and put me completely at ease. The treatment was really relaxing and didn't hurt one bit. So very impressed and will certainly be back. Next time I will be booking in to see an orthodontist. Huge thanks to Hannah you really are just fabulous. Sarah Bell xx
SARAH BELL
SARAH BELL
18:10 05 Aug 17
Visited smileworks Saturday, place is amazing everyone was really welcoming and friendly. I was given all the answers to any questions i had before I even asked them!. Hannah was fantastic she gave me a full consultation. I am really happy with the outcome. I will be visiting smileworks in the future.
Laura Harte
Laura Harte
18:39 07 Aug 17
The most welcoming and friendly staff I have ever experienced anywhere, let alone a dentist. I felt in safe hands from the get-go and was so happy with the staff arranging appointments for me even outside of the practice. The creative and clever practice design (airplane) topped the fun experience off! Thanks MJ, Georgiana and Heloise.
Sean Donohue
Sean Donohue
22:03 03 Sep 17
Had my fast braces fitted at Smileworks at the beginning of the year and recently had my lips done, MJ and the team are Lovely! Always a Friendly and professional service! Perfect opening hours which work around my job. Highly recommend! 😀
Elle Benson
Elle Benson
13:25 05 Sep 17
I did went Saturday morning as an emergency customer. No previous contact with them in the past. I was extremely happy of what I found. The place itself & location is great. But even better the staff; They were very understanding and helpful. MJ who finally attend my case did work the extra mile (and extra time too :)) so later than 17:30 Sat. Quick/Nice/Effective & Reliable. So far the best dental clinic I have been. Definitively I will recommend & use them again.
FERNANDO
FERNANDO
13:30 03 Oct 17
After breaking a tooth whilst away in Liverpool, I googled local dentist and called the first number in the list. Smileworks offered me an A1 service and managed to temporary fix my tooth until I returned home allowing me to continue my few days away. Not only was the cost very reasonable for an emergency appointment their practice is the funkiest I’ve ever seen. The dental staff were all fantastic too, I couldn’t have asked for more. Just gutted that there isn’t a smileworks in Cambridgeshire!
Lee Clayton-Harvey
Lee Clayton-Harvey
16:21 24 Oct 17
If you're looking for the best place for your treatment, you've got to choose and visit smile works. They make you feel beautiful, their all friendly and talented personnel. Their welcoming smile alone will make you feel at ease that you're in the right place for your treatment. Their smile really works.
Tiana Bukolami
Tiana Bukolami
22:52 11 Nov 17
team I'd like to provide you with some feedback on my treatment to date: After 1:1 advice and guidance with the smile-works team, I recently attended for my first treatment (root canal). I was greated and treated professionally throughout, experienced no pain, and was informed and entertained by MJ, whom I found to be extremely reassuring, competent and also hilariously funny. Withought hesitation I can fully recommend this practice, and I am so excited about completing my planned course of treatment, which is bespoke and excellent value for money, just in time for Christmas ! Kindest regards Dave Sent from my i
nicola jonnes
nicola jonnes
15:31 22 Nov 17
5 Star service and quality! Had my lips done for the first time and couldn't be more happy with them! MJ works wonders, would recommend 100% !!
davina Johnston
davina Johnston
14:10 25 Nov 17
Wow what an absolute amazing experience said no person ever going to the dentist. Well until now... Had severe pain due to a Wisdom tooth and couldn't sleep the night before and knew I had to finally face my fear and go to the dentist and get this sorted. Sat up all night due to lack of sleep watching and reading horror stories on having a Wisdom tooth removed and was dreading it more and more as time went on. Called Smileworks at 9am Saturday morning to get an emergency appointment and was given one within 3 hours. When i arrived I was greeted with cheer into what could only be described as the coolest dental reception area of all time. The receptionist (forget her name) automatically put my mind at ease. Normally my experience at dentists was sit and wait for an absolute age to be called. Not at Smileworks. MJ came into the reception area so cheery and got me and brought me to the room which was something out of a futuristic movie it was absolutely amazing. From start to finish MJ kept my mind at ease telling me every step of the way on what was happening and what the plan of action was. We even meditated over the removal of my wisdom tooth which really calmed me down. MJ was absolutely amazing in the removal and I had built up such a hype and horror pictures of what was going to happen. The exact opposite happened. This had made me build up my confidence in a dentist again and I would highly highly highly recommend Smileworks to anyone.
Kyle Boyd
Kyle Boyd
14:03 27 Nov 17
Me and my mum came here for the first time last year,and I can’t praise Mj and the staff anymore we felt so welcome and at ease straight away. My lips where and still are amazing and i get so many compliments! They literally do go “above and beyond” and totally make you feel “first class” x
Vicky Diamond
Vicky Diamond
20:49 28 Nov 17
I arrived at Smileworks just as they were closing early for the Christmas break. When I explained my situation (needed emergency treatment) & was going on holiday on Boxing Day MJ agreed to sort out my tooth. She was so friendly & I didn't feel like I was putting her out at all. One of the girls who had her coat on to go home even offered to stay to help. Within 20 minutes I was sorted out & could get on with my Christmas shopping!!! Thank you MJ & the nice dental nurse I now know I go away without having to worry about my tooth. 👍
Pauline McLoughlin
Pauline McLoughlin
02:06 24 Dec 17
Had my lip filler done here as well as a non-surgical nose job and couldn't be happier with the results. Such friendly staff who are all amazing at what they do and give me all the information I needed prior to my treatments. I wont be going anywhere else in Liverpool other than Smileworks!
Lauren Thompson
Lauren Thompson
13:05 26 Dec 17
I felt so welcome and comfortable here! I admire Dr MJ very much, because I did root treatment, which I thought was painful and complex. But it only took 1 hour and I did not feel a little pain. I trust them so much that I feel sleepy! And the reception girls are energetic and full of smiles. This is a wonderful place to make your smile beautiful and confident!
jiadi he
jiadi he
16:57 02 Jan 18
Smileworks are by far the best dentist I’ve been too!! So friendly and welcoming, the waiting area is fun, the receptionist are very helpful and informative, the dentists are highly skilled and make you feel comfortable and are very reassuring. I have had metal braces before when I was younger and feared getting them again but I am happy I went with Smileworks MJ and Bambi who have both been my dentist are fab as well as each assistant that supports them. I actually enjoy going each month and finding out what stage I am at and what’s to come next I never feel anxious. I’ve actually referred two people here, worth every penny 🙂
Emma Gillespie
Emma Gillespie
16:53 04 Jan 18
Reception staff welcoming and friendly. Decor is cool. Bambi and Eva so friendly patient and welcoming. Bambi explains the treatment plan and is patient. Got other few appointments to go. Would recommend. Thanks
Da Mc
Da Mc
19:03 10 Jan 18
I’ve been going to Smileworks for all my treatments since it first opened and I have not and will not go anywhere else. Everyone is always commenting on how good my lips look, my skin. My teeth are straight after only 3 months of a brace. Everyone there is so friendly and everything is explained throughly. The surgery is so clean and modern and MJ is the most qualified person out there for anything you need. I shall be continuing to go there for the rest of my time. Amazing. Love all the team at Smileworks 💕
Keeley Cawley
Keeley Cawley
00:32 17 Jan 18
I have visited MJ at Smileworks many times and I can not recommend the company any more ! All of the staff are so friendly and make you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. I always look forward to visiting Smileworks because the experience is always positive, the treatments provided are fantastic and I always leave feeling a million dollars.
Rebecca Zaidi
Rebecca Zaidi
20:11 16 Jan 18
First class customer service and care. The vibe of Smileworks is friendly yet ultimately professional. I have completed 3 sessions of PLEXR on my eyelids and the results are incredible! I will not hesitate to come back. Thank you Smileworks, you really have helped me to rebuild my confidence 😌
Sarah Parkinson
Sarah Parkinson
17:12 19 Jan 18
Called and obtained next day appointment. Clear instructions on how to find the surgery. Very thorough examination. X-rays and dental photos fully explained. Options for further treatment discussed. Follow up appointment arranged to check burn on my palate roof of which I was unaware and make sure nothing more serious. Dental hygiene scale and polish carried out and very pleased with outcome. Excellent service from Rebecca and Lucy. Recommended A+++++
Stephen Olive
Stephen Olive
18:39 23 Jan 18
A very welcoming, warm, friendly and professional atmosphere. I Felt very relaxed and at ease whilst I had my treatment which was a 1ml of lip filler. MJ was very informative and listened to what I wanted and personalised my treatment. I am super happy with the results and could not have asked for a better practitioner whilst receiving this procedure. Fantastic company and would highly recommend anyone to go here!
helen murray
helen murray
14:27 01 Feb 18
Normally I don't like writing bad reviews but after the experience I had today I felt like I needed too. I rang up today to register as a new patient and I was interested in both treatments smile works provide which is, braces and lip filler but I also enquired about having emergency treatment due to experiencing pain but who ever the receptionist that I spoke to at around 11:00, was incredibly rude and said "the practice is too busy right now for all these questions, ring later on" which I wasn't happy with but I understand that people can get busy. Anyway I called back around 4:00 and it sounded like the same person and she said " if you wanted an emergency appointment you should of called earlier, there's nothing I can do" which I didn't like hearing but from this experience I thought I should share this and want to put an complaint in as I'm not happy with how unprofessional this practice is. Never experienced anything like it. Please fix your staffs attitude and have better patient care!
Emily Jones
Emily Jones
23:33 30 Jan 18
Can't believe what I just seen!! Wanted lip fillers but was just doing my research before actually going ahead with any treatment. Came across you guys & seen the lovely reviews and was about to ring but then I seen a response of smile works saying it's " not a right it's a privilege to come to smile works" and I am very put off! I am a dental nurse and I wouldn't dream of ever saying anything like that to a patient. What happens to the patient is always right? Can I just remind you that you're not a privileged company, you should see your patients as the privilege not the other way around. Should give a big Thankyou to all the nice reviews you have and humble yourself because your good luck can change very quickly. I was actually going to apply for a job here but is it too much of a privilege to work here? How silly this practice is. Wouldn't wanna work for this place, such a shame
Amy Hollies
Amy Hollies
16:20 02 Feb 18
I've recommended Smileworks to a few people now, as I've had nothing but good experiences within the past 6 months. I decided to get my braces fitted here because I thought, with all the good reviews, I couldn't go wrong. I'm so glad I braved it because the results, only 5 months into the treatment, are amazing!!! MJ and Georgi are absolutely lovely. They're so friendly, and really just make you feel so comfortable there, which is a massive plus for nervous patients, as I was to begin with. The waiting area and reception is so fun. It makes a really nice change to what you usually see in a dentists waiting room. So, if you're thinking about going to Smileworks, do it! They're fantastic 😀
Sarah Hornby
Sarah Hornby
21:05 04 Feb 18
I needed an emergency appt & got one quickly. I needed a tooth extraction - I had an excellent (female) dentist who gave a really good local (enough & I could still feel my face!). The extraction was tough but I was well cared for. I've not had any problems at all since and I had it taken out 4 days ago. Thank you.
James Piper
James Piper
02:19 13 Feb 18
Great dentist, just had my brace removed and really happy with the results. All the staff are really friendly and welcoming. The late opening hours are a bonus too, so you have lots of flexibility when booking appointments. Would highly recommend.
Chris Brady
Chris Brady
14:11 17 Feb 18
I had the best first appointment. I had to change dentists because the last one was simply not fixing my issues. I was very hesitant to try a new dentist but I am glad I did. The staff are very polite and attentive. Dentist office itself is exceptionally clean. After my check up everything was explained well. Very good experience .
Shan Parke
Shan Parke
15:56 14 Mar 18
Smileworks is easily the most professional, friendliest practice I have ever been too. All the staff are so welcoming and I would never go to another practice for any of my treatments after being see here! Smileworks is the best!
Emily Jones
Emily Jones
22:31 08 Mar 18
I was initially nervous and apprehensive. I hadn't visited this practice before but I had done my homework and went here on recommendation. I booked with MJ and went to have some work done with my upper lip & facial aesthetics. She put me at ease completely and I was expecting pain. It was so easy, straightforward, and I will definitely go back. I was a little tender the day after, but there was no discomfort on the day of treatment and it was much easier than having a dental filling 🙂 My result has been fabulous and I am very happy and would certainly recommend.
Angela Jones
Angela Jones
18:32 27 Mar 18
Great customer service and care! Friendly staff you feel home each time. I had my treatment with Billy and Eva and I'm so happy about the result. Definitely recommended
Gabriele Ganga
Gabriele Ganga
00:17 29 Mar 18
First went for an emergency fix, then second time for root canal treatment and veneers, splendid results!! Recommended it to my friend and he got his emergency fix done and was happy with it. I would recommend this dentist to everyone! Thanks Smileworks! You made me more confident now 🙂
Miz A.
Miz A.
23:01 03 Apr 18
A superb experience! From the initial call to the reception team through to the treatment and after-care level of service, my expectations were exceeded in every aspect. This is a very smart, clean, modern and friendly dental clinic with customers at the heart of service. The team of professionals take time to understand the issue, explain possible causes, possible treatments and put you at your ease. This was a first-class experience and although I don't live near here, I am considering switching from my regular dentist to Smileworks Liverpool. Oh and for aviation geeks, the clinic has an airline theme which is refreshingly different to the traditional style of dental surgeries.
Richard Salkeld
Richard Salkeld
18:47 08 Apr 18
I chose Smileworks for my braces and could not be happier with my decision and have been recommending them ever since! There is always a friendly atmosphere at Smileworks and I’m always talked through what will be happening during my appointment. The late opening hours are perfect for fitting in around work and I have never had to wait longer than my given appointment time on every visit so far. In just 5 months Smileworks have managed to drastically straighten my teeth which I didn’t even think was possible after expecting a minimum of 1 year treatment!
Chelsea Borrow
Chelsea Borrow
21:35 19 Apr 18
Honestly the best customer service I have ever received. The receptionist is so friendly and helpful and the staff who looked at my teeth were very professional, always making sure that I was okay throughout. Nothing was too much trouble and they made sure that I left with full knowledge of what my teeth whitening procedure was going to be and answered all questions! Will definitely be recommending to friends and I cant wait to come back for my next appointment!
Sophie B
Sophie B
11:20 28 Apr 18
From my consultation to the end result I received the best customer service I have experienced. I was looked after by Paula and Emily who were both so welcoming, friendly and helpful and answered all of my questions. The consultation itself was so in depth and helpful and I learnt things that no other dentist had told me. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting dental treatment and I would definitely return.
Amy Robertshaw
Amy Robertshaw
14:23 29 Apr 18
Excellent treatment performed by professional dentists. I did NOT feel the dentist's hands when digging the tooth that caused a strong pain. I did NOT feel at all what happened:) smile and thanks a lot after 30 min of treatment. A narrative: The clinic gave me a fast track consultation as an emergency appointment when I call them in the early morning because of sudden and increasing pain over night after passing another clinic in a day before. Recent equipments of x-ray 4k that can take images of teeth and identity problems before handelling any treatment clearly after 5 min. The clinic is on high standards. It is highly appreciated and highly recommended. Thanks a lot.
Hany Ahmed
Hany Ahmed
02:13 31 May 18
The customer service at this dental practice is some of the best I have experienced in any organisation period. All staff are a credit to themselves and their employer. Friendly, bubbly, knowledgable and considerate. The treatment was top class, the facilities brilliant and the location very central and convenient. I don't often bother to leave reviews on Google, but I think it's worth the effort this time. Well done to all at Smileworks - outstanding.
Paul Gregory
Paul Gregory
21:16 13 Jun 18
Amazing customer care and advice and treatment for removal of a very painful wisdom tooth. NHS removal via my own dentist was going to be 6-8weeks waiting time. Smileworks were very understanding and arranged emergency appointment and then an extraction within a few days. There were no complications and the whole experience was first class. Everything was explained and there were excellent follow up calls to check I was Ok and no issues. So glad not to be taking anymore pain relief. Am considering switching my dentist!
Mike Whiting
Mike Whiting
14:44 27 Jun 18
I booked an appointment having not been to the dentist for a while through Kerry who was very helpful. My consultation was completed by Bambi and Ewa. My appointment was very thorough and I was extremely impressed with the level of service. I would definitely recommend smileworks to my friends and family. Thank you for looking after me!
Ste Glover
Ste Glover
18:54 27 Jun 18
Amazing! In order to get braces I have done a comprehensive research and booked initial appointments in several places in Liverpool. I have found out that in many of them I wouldn’t be treated by an orthodontist, but by a person who only has a certificate (and is lacking the knowledge and experience that an orthodontist has), and in some places there was a weird, cold, "we don't really care" attitude, plus I would only see a dental nurse. Smileworks keeps it's standards high, will always welcome you like an old friend, with smiles and care! Laurence, the orthodontist, very nice and very professional guy, investigated my case, went through a treatment plan with me, and I left happy, knowing I found my place and that I can trust them. My first appointment with Smileworks was 10 months ago, and since then I enjoy every visit, every conversation, every appt follow up, everything about this place! Great energy, great people and great results. It’s a no brainer, I can’t recommend it enough! Thank you for creating such an amazing experience for your customers!
Maja Socha
Maja Socha
11:13 03 Jul 18
Amazing place to make yourself more confident and happy about your smile. All team are really friendly and helpful. Dr. Laurence is fantastic made me feel so comfortable and relaxed, he is so knowledgeable and explains everything!
Roma Neverdauskaitė
Roma Neverdauskaitė
16:49 05 Jul 18
Amazing! In order to get braces I have done a comprehensive research and booked initial appointments in several places in Liverpool. I have found out that in many of them I wouldn’t be treated by an orthodontist, but by a person who only has a certificate (and is lacking the knowledge and experience that an orthodontist has), and in some places there was a weird, cold, "we don't really care" attitude, plus I would only see a dental nurse. Smileworks keeps it's standards high, will always welcome you like an old friend, with smiles and care! Laurence, the orthodontist, very nice and very professional guy, investigated my case, went through a treatment plan with me, and I left happy, knowing I found my place and that I can trust them. My first appointment with Smileworks was 10 months ago, and since then I enjoy every visit, every conversation, every appt follow up, everything about this place! Great energy, great people and great results. It’s a no brainer, I can’t recommend it enough! Thank you for creating such an amazing experience for your customers!
Maja Socha
Maja Socha
11:14 03 Jul 18
Paula & Emily treated me very thoroughly and did a very good job at putting me at ease. The practice is very clean and modern. Dr Lawrence has also been brilliant. I have absolutely nothing negative to say, so glad I found this practice!
Jennifer Josephine
Jennifer Josephine
17:54 25 Jul 18
OMG! If you're looking for an outstanding consultation or just wanna make yourself prettier, then Smileworks is THE place! Excellent clinicians, very talented, and performing only at the highest possible standard! Love it 😍
Georgiana Taulea
Georgiana Taulea
21:39 04 Aug 18
Found Smileworks online Friday night when my veneer came off and was seen and sorted by lunchtime Saturday! Amazing customer service, so helpful! If you need a new dentist that opens weekends or in need of emergency treatment don’t hesitate to contact Smileworks! My husband thinks my veneer looks better now than it did originally! Thanks again to the Smileworks team!
Tara Byrne
Tara Byrne
19:17 11 Aug 18
Absolutely lovely people that work there, great service and make you feel at home. As for the quality of braces, it's well worth it! I've had mine in only for 4 months and they look amazing! The difference already is unbelievable. Thank you so much smileworks!
Anto70411
Anto70411
10:58 23 Aug 18
The best money well spent, my appointment was with Zoe. I felt welcomed, I was thoroughly advised on my options and what to expect. Very honest about the pros and cons regarding the treatment. I had one tooth pulled out and I felt nothing bearing in mind that this "thing" was "rotten" but "clinging for dear life", yet I felt nothing. Zoe made me roar with laughter with the conversations she was having with me and her colleague, whilst playing "tug of war" with the tooth. Errors made by my previous dentist Zoe corrected and I am well pleased. Very sterile, good looking business. Thankyou
Robertha Jones
Robertha Jones
12:13 27 Aug 18
Absolutely enjoyable team from nurses to doctors. No waiting, instant meetings and rapid assistance with perfect service. I highly recommend to everyone who needs professional help.
Jiri Vyborny
Jiri Vyborny
17:57 25 Aug 18
One of the best dental practice I have ever seen. Thank you all for your helping me during my emergency visit. للأخوة العرب المقيمين أو الزائرين إلى ليفربول، هذه العيادة من أفضل عيادات الأسنان التي رأيتها في حياتي بدء من الاستقبال وحتى الطبيب المعالج. اذا احتجت الى زيارة طبيب الاسنان اجعل هذي العيادة خيارك الأول!
Ali Alsolme
Ali Alsolme
14:19 01 Sep 18
I unfortunately lost a tooth a few years ago due to a nasty abscess that too many root canal treatments could not cure. I decided at the beginning of the year that it was time to fix my smile and went for a consultation for a dental implant. I visited a couple of dental practices and decided on smileworks due to the friendliness of staff and their ability to answer all of my questions and put my mind at ease. Plus an added benefit was that they offered credit to help finance the treatment. I could not be more happy with my decision and my results. I have a perfect smile once more and dealing with the team was an absolute pleasure! I cannot recommend their services highly enough.
Grainne Mulholland
Grainne Mulholland
12:34 05 Sep 18
Very pleased with the dermal fillers administered by MJ and the semi permanent makeup from Hannah. Both took the time and effort to ensure I received the best options for treatment. In addition, the reception staff were very polite and welcoming which added to my positive experience. Would definitely recommend.
Rose
Rose
21:59 10 Sep 18
I couldn’t recommend Smileworks more! All staff are so friendly and make you feel welcome. Hannah is absolutely amazing! An absolute perfectionist in semi-permanent makeup. Anyone who is considering having eyebrows/eyeliner/lips done should 100% have Hannah do them, you won’t regret it!
Abby Cowdell
Abby Cowdell
16:26 17 Sep 18

 

April 28 2018
“Had my first visit a few weeks ago to discuss renewing old veneers and crowns. Couldn’t be happier with the service I have received so far from MJ and Pinar.  Anyone that is slightly nervous or feeling that they’re too old to have their smile improved should look no further than this brilliant dental practice.”

 

How teeth get cracked or damaged

 

Teeth can become cracked or damaged in a number of different ways.  Sometimes decay due to poor dental hygiene causes small fissures to open up or caries to form (this is the dental word for tooth decay)  Even small cracks can be problematic as they allow bacteria into the tooth that further weakens it and the cracks get bigger.  Watch this short video for an explanation:

 

 

 

What is a crown?

 

So when cracks become chips and teeth become broken and painful there is the option of a filling to repair the damage if it has not progressed too far. If a filling is not an option then the next best choice is often a crown.  This is a ceramic, metal or mixed ceramic and metal restoration that covered the entire surface of the broken tooth.

 

Watch this video to see how crowns are made and fitted:

 

Dental Crown Liverpool

 

Your Cosmetic Dentists

Different Types & Materials

 

First of all it’s important to get some semantics covered off.  A crown describes a restoration that covers the entire tooth, a cap is what people call either crowns or filings.  We have another article about the different types of fillings you can get and these can be on the back or front teeth.  Fillings typically cover one, two or sometimes more surfaces of the teeth whereas a crown covers the whole thing.  Crowns can be made from:

 

Porcelain

This is the same porcelain you know and love and is a frequently used dental material because of its extremely high compression strength.  It still chips or cracks though so is not indestructible. Porcelain Veneers are also (obviously) made from porcelain.  Composite veneers and composite bonding (that is used for fixing chips on the front teeth) are made from resin which is more like a very hard plastic material.  If you’ve a chip or crack on your front tooth take a look at our page here on composite bonding.

 

 

 

Emax / Zirconia

EMAX is prepared from Lithium Disilicate which is a glass-like form of ceramic and has very natural and beautiful properties to it.  Zirconia is what fake diamonds are made of and is a synthetic carbon material that is also extremely strong and looks great in the mouth.

 

 

 

Metal

Metal crowns include gold or silver alloys.  Gold is great in the mouth because it is resistant to bacteria, strong and durable.  Your restorations are not pure gold and silver but made from alloys called ‘noble dental alloys’ and are yellow, grey or silver in colour and contain about 20% gold and 20% Palladium or 40% silver and a often a small amount of zinc or iridium.  But let us worry about this.  They look like gold or silver, are safe and are a great choice.

 

 

 

Porcelain covering metal

This type of crown has it all.  The strength, bacterial resistance and resilience of metal with the aesthetic appeal of ceramic.  Another wonderful choice.  Your dentist will advise you which is the best option depending on how damaged the tooth is, where it is in the mouth, your individual clinical indications and also how you want the end result to look.

 

 

Crowns vs Fillings

 

A crown covers the whole of the tooth and acts as a shell.  A dental filling removes a damaged part of the tooth, usually decay or a fractured part, and a paste (either composite or amalgam) is then used to restore the broken part of the tooth.  Watch this video to see how the two treatments differ:

 

 

 

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Procedure, labs & other info

The Restorative Procedure

Depending on the material you’d like your crown made from, there will usually be more than one appointment to get the crown treatment completed.

 

 

 

At the first appointment an impression will be taken of your teeth.  Following this, your tooth will be prepared and shaped to make room for the new crown.  Another impression will then be taken at the first appointment and a temporary crown will be made.

 

 

 

We then send the impressions off to the lab and our master award-winning ceramists create your final restoration using cutting edge materials, technology and expert craftsmanship.

 

 

At the next appointment, we remove the temporary crown and replace it with the perfect lab-made tooth and your tooth is restored to perfect aesthetic and function.

How are crowns made?

 

Crowns are made in a dental laboratory most of the time.  This is why there’s a need to wear a temporary for a week or so while they make the restoration.  You can have the job fast-tracked and each Smileworks dentist or specialist has an excellent relationship with their chosen technicians so we can always expedite things if there’s an emergency like an upcoming wedding or event.  Sometimes it can take longer to create crowns in the lab as our award-winning master ceramist will typically paint on different translucent shades to create a restoration that perfectly matches the tooth that was damaged. As you can imagine this takes time.

Private vs NHS

 

The NHS is under a great deal of pressure at the moment; and the BDA and the media are continually drawing attention to one NHS dental crisis after another.  But here at Smileworks we like the NHS because they do a great job under the circumstances.  And after all the NHS is where many of our best dentists started their careers.  However budget constraints will mean that NHS practices may be limited in the materials and labs that they can use to create your restoration.  NHS crowns are cheaper than going privately and this is the main benefit.  NHS crowns are a Band 3 activity and cost £244.30.  With the NHS you’ll not get your choice of lab and the crowns are there to restore function rather than aesthetics.

Problems and replacements

 

Crowns will last longer than fillings but they are not indestructible and when we touch your teeth with the drill (prepping the tooth for the crown) there is always a chance that it will react badly and you will need a root canal treatment.  This is a normal risk and happens in about 20% of cases.

 

If you’re in pain and think you need a dentist in an emergency then we have emergency clinics and you can read about them here: Emergency Dental treatment.

 

 

Other problems can be the seal between the crown and the underlying tooth breaking or coming loose and bacteria seeping in.  This is called ‘leakage’ and can cause further deterioration of the underlying tooth causing the structure to fail.  In this instance you could have the crown replaced or an extraction might be necessary followed by a dental implant, dental bridge or other option.

 

Front vs Back Tooth Crowns

 

There will always be differences between the materials used on front vs back teeth because of the aesthetic outcome, bite and position of the teeth in the mouth.  Also the state the teeth are in and the existing damage plays a part in which type of crown to choose from front and back teeth.  For a front tooth when just the front surface is replaced, this is called a veneer, not a crown.

 

 

 

Molars and back teeth are susceptible to large bite forces and your dentist will take this into account when helping you choose the right materials.

 

How to prevent cracks, chips and damage in the first place

In dentistry, as with many things, prevention is better than cure.  It’s less invasive, less time consuming, less painful and less expensive for you to just look after your teeth with regular dental hygiene appointments with our dental hygiene therapists who are the experts in preventing caries (tooth decay) or damage to the teeth.

 

 

Avoiding sweet sugary drinks, having a balanced diet and brushing regularly will all prevent the cracks and decay forming in the first place that over time lead to bigger problems that require crowns to be fitted.  To make a hygienist appointment with our dental health experts and therapists, you can follow the link here: Dental Hygiene Appointment.

 

 

 

Your dental hygiene therapist can apply dentist professional strength fluoride varnish that hardens the enamel as well as fissure sealant that stops small cracks from getting bigger.

 

Taking Care of Your New Tooth

 

You care for your crown in exactly the same way you would a normal tooth.  This includes brushing regularly, using floss and tape brushes if necessary and as advised by your hygiene therapist.

Dental Crowns Cost

 

By now you should understand the almost infinite combination of clinician, lab, material, tooth and pathology that will affect how your crown is made, what it’s made from and how it is placed in the mouth.  There is also your own input and what you want the crown to look like to think about when calculating the cost.  So it’s impossible to itemise the cost accurately without first assessing you.  The fastest way to make an appointment is to call 0151 236 5166 or fill in the form in the footer of this page right at the bottom.

 

 

Our crowns generally fall into three categories for price for you to choose and you can select either Silver, Gold or Platinum standard.  These will vary in material, detail and cost.  They generally start at around £600 and go up to £950 per crown, but some materials can be lower, around £450.  If you require multiple crowns the costs can sometimes be reduced per crown.

 

 
 
Also check out our patient finance calculator here for more information on finance options.

 
 

 
 

Patient Reviews

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We asked Dr MJ Rowland-Warmann BSc BDS (Manc) MSc Aes.Med. (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng) some questions about Crowns and here are her responses.

 

Will they stain & can crowns be whitened?

crowns are made of porcelain.  They maintain their colour very well and are unlikely to stain.  Because they are not made of enamel, they will not be whitened by tooth whitening treatments.  It is therefore important to choose the correct shade of crown to be fitted.

 

 

 

Does the procedure hurt?

a crown is prepared usually when the tooth has had local anaesthesia, so it’s a painless procedure and getting a crown doesn’t hurt.

 

 

 

What’s the difference between tooth crown and a cap?

A crown is a dental term to describe a covering that goes over the whole of the structure of the tooth.  It is usually made in a lab or by a machine and is often made of metal, porcelain or a combination of the two.  “Cap” is a term that some people use to describe either crowns or fillings placed to repair teeth.

 

 

 

How long do different types of crowns last?

A crown lasts for as long as you look after it well.  When a crown is placed, it should last many years so long as the supporting tooth is of good enough quality and not too broken down or damaged.

 

 

 

Can my crowns be removed, repaired or replaced?

crowns sometimes need to be replaced when they become damaged or come to the end of their usable life.  This is usually a straightforward process but it depends on the quality of the underlying tooth is strong enough to be replaced again.

 

 

 

What if i’m feeling sensitivity of pain?

If you are feeling sensitivity or pain then you should address this with your dentist without delay.  They may carry out tests or we can take a X-rays to see whether the underlying tooth is damaged in some way.

 

 

 

Can crowns get cavities

Crowns cannot get cavities in their surfaces, however the tooth underlying the crown can still fail and get cavities.  Where the crown meets the natural tooth, there is an area that can decay and cause failure of the crown and the tooth.

 

 

 

Are tooth caps safe & can I be allergic to the metals in crowns?

The metals present in crowns are usually of such low quantities that people are rarely allergic to them.  However, it is possible to get non-metal crowns and these can be made of all-porcelain or materials such as Emax or Zirconia if you are worried about allergies

 

 

 

Can tooth crowns get infected?

The tooth under a crown can sometimes respond unfavourably to having a crown placed on it.  In some cases, such as when there is a lot of damage to the tooth in the first place, this risk can be as high as 20%.  This can result in the death of the tooth nerve and result in a condition known as pulpits, or inflammation of the nerve, followed by an infection.  In cases like this the tooth may require further treatment, which is usually root canal treatment, or the tooth may need to be removed and replaced with a dental implant.

 

 

 

Which materials are the best for crowns and caps?

There are various different materials used in crowns.  These can include metal, combination metal and porcelain (these are very strong and are aesthetically pleasing), porcelain or porcelain-like materials such as Emax or Zirconia.  Zirconia is aesthetic and very tough and is a good option for people who do not wish to have crowns containing metals in their mouth.

 

 

 

How do I decide which crown materials are right for me?

Your dentist will assess the tooth and how much tooth structure is left.  They will give you the options suitable for your case and decide what’s best for your tooth. This can depend on the position in the mouth, the way your bite works and the amount of tooth left and varies from person to person and tooth to tooth.

 

 

 

What is dental crown leakage?

Leakage happens when part of the glue that bonds the crown to the tooth either dissolves or breaks.  This can cause ingress or leakage of bacteria into the crown which can cause the crown to fail by further decaying the underlying tooth structure.  This can cause pain, infection, need for replacement other treatments such as a root canal, extraction or dental Implant.

 

How do I know if I need a crown?

Crowns can be used to improve the appearance and function of a tooth.  Some people have crowns placed for aesthetic purposes and sometimes teeth are compromised on multiple surfaces and crowns are needed to hold them together.  This can be after root canal treatment or when a larger (multiple tooth surface)  filling has failed.  Your dentist will advise you if a crown is suitable for you.

 

 

 

Is the work guaranteed?

At Smileworks, your crown is guaranteed for one year, and this extends to two if you are join our dental membership.  Guarantees are valid for failure of the materials but usually exclude things like wear and tear, decay, or trauma caused by things like pen chewing, nail chewing, biting or opening beers like ‘a real man’ – as seen here

 

If you’ve lost your bottle opener, here are some much better alternative ways to open beer bottles:

 

– *drink responsibly.

 

You would not believe the amount of dental trauma that results from alcohol related incidents but that’s for another day.

 

 

 

Should I consider going abroad for my dental crown or cap treatment?

Absolutely not.  It is sometimes- but not always – cheaper, on the face of it. And  you are gravely putting the health of your teeth at risk. The UK dental market is heavily regulated to make sure that dentists practise ethically and don’t put the health of your teeth or your general health at risk.  Often in other countries, they do not have this regulatory framework in place, which means that unethical practise is rife.  I see 30-something year olds coming back from European ‘dental holidays’ with 28 crowns in their heads simply because they thought it was a good idea and saw an ad on Facebook.

 

 

In the UK, a dentist would more than likely get struck off for this type of treatment, as it is unnecessarily risky to the teeth and classed as over treatment and totally unnecessary.  In years to come, these poor patients will have to invest huge amounts of money in the upkeep of their crowns, (this can be up to £100,000 over your lifetime).  Often, your dentists in far-flung places will neglect to tell you this because they want to make a quick fistful of Euros and put you back on the plane never to be seen again.

 

 

This is coupled with the fact that sometimes placing crowns cause the nerve of the tooth to die, which means that they are likely to need further treatment such as root canals and extractions as a consequence of this work.  This can result in pain and loss of the teeth.  Some of the work that we see coming back from abroad is of very poor quality, which is really sad.  Dentists in the UK will be unwilling to assist patients who have travelled abroad because when we touch the problem we assume full responsibility for the care which is sometimes sub-standard.  So if a crown comes loose or there is a problem with the work your UK dentist will be hesitant to intervene to say the least.  So you end up back on the plane to wherever, spending more and more money. I read this frequently on dental forums and Q&A forums that I am active in.

 

 

 

What’s the difference between a crown and a veneer?

A crown covers the whole of the tooth whereas a veneer only covers the front of it.

 

What’s the difference between a crown and a dental implant?

A dental implant replaces the root of a tooth in the bone by using a titanium rod which integrates into the jawbone.  A crown is then used to replace the missing tooth inside the mouth (the bit of the tooth that is on show).  Crowns can also be used to cover damaged teeth to replace function, aesthetics and dental health.  So every Implant needs a crown but not every crown needs an implant.

 

 

 

How will I know if I need a crown or an extraction?

Your dentist will inform you of your options and you will be able to decide which is best for you.  Some teeth are not able to be restored as they are too damaged, and they may need extraction instead.

 

 

 

What’s the difference between a crown and an onlay?

A crown covers the whole tooth like a shell.  An onlay is a structure that is usually made in a lab, which can either be made of porcelain, composite or metal, that covers part of the tooth.

 

 

 

Are some types of dental crowns toxic?

No – there are lots of conspiracy theories about toxic fillings and crowns. If you consult Dr Google you will find lots of interesting characters telling you all sorts about crowns and amalgam giving you everything from cancer to dementia and generalised Anxiety Disorder.  There is no sensible scientific research that confirms any of this.

 

 

 

What are the pros and cons of dental crowns or caps?

 

Pros

 

 

Cons