Crowns

Crowns are a restoration for teeth, which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns are sometimes also known as ‘caps’.

There are a number of reasons to have a crown:

  1. The tooth may have been weakened by having a very large filling.
  2. You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth.
  3. You may have had a root filling which will require a crown to protect it.
  4. You may have had an accident and damaged the tooth.
  5. It may hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.

Crowns are made of a variety of materials, and new materials are continually being introduced. Here are some of the options available at present:

  • Porcelain bonded to precious metal: This is what the majority of crowns are made from. A precious metal base is made and porcelain is then applied in layers over it.
  • Porcelain: These crowns are not as strong as bonded crowns but they can look very natural and are most often used for front teeth, especially for younger people.
  • Gold : These crowns are very strong and hard wearing, but are usually used at the back of the mouth, where they are not visible.

The tooth is prepared to the ideal shape for the crown. This will involve removing most of the outer surface, and leaving a strong inner ‘core’. The amount of the tooth removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown to be fitted. Once the tooth is shaped, an impression is taken of the prepared tooth, one of the opposite jaw and possibly another to mark the way you bite together.

The impression and shade information will be given to a Dental Technician who constucts the crown. Models will be made of your mouth and the crown will be constructed on these in order to ensure that the crown fits perfectly.

The shade of the neighbouring teeth will be recorded, to make sure that the colour looks natural and matches the surrounding teeth. The technician will be able to match the characteristics of your own teeth. A temporary crown, usually made in plastic, will be fitted at the end of the first appointment to last until the definitive one is ready. These temporary crowns may be more noticeable, but they are only a temporary measure.

At least two visits are needed, the first for the preparation, impression, shade taking and fitting the temporary crown, and the second to fit the permanent crown.

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Wendy S.
06:02 31 Jan 24
Needed an emergency dental appointment for an abscess my regular dentist couldn’t fit me in neither could 111 . When I phoned and spoke to Hayley I was in tears and in a world of pain she was more than accommodating and offered me an immediate appointment . On arriving they were so helpful and caring and the Dentist Mark was so knowledgeable and professional. Not only did they sort out the problem but guided me in the next steps to prevent the problem occurring again . I have now registered with this practice as the service is just amazing . Such a friendly and supportive team .
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Samantha H.
16:46 05 Jan 24
I can’t recommend Marc and his team enough at Banstead Dental Care. Right from my initial Invisalign consultation, to my final day today, I knew I’d made the right choice. The process took a little bit longer than Invisalign initially predicted, but Marc made sure I had the perfect result with his attention to detail, professionalism and determination to get it right. You know you’re in safe hands with Marc and his team as they genuinely care and want to get the best result.
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Matt B
10:30 03 Jan 24
Friendly staff and comforting environment. Always helpful and understanding. I’m a very anxious patient and they have been very supportive working with me through my treatments, always clearly explaining the processes and available options to me. I will never look forward to going to the dentist but I know in time I will feel less anxious and will continue to go which for me is a huge win. If you are anxious like me, I highly recommend their services.
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Sally T.
19:54 01 Nov 23
Today was my first visit and I was a bit anxious at first, but the overall care and service was brilliant and I actually look forward to my next visit. I definitely recommend this clinic as the team is great and will make you feel comfortable and safe.
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Alexandra M.
14:34 27 Oct 23
Thank you, Kunal. The longest appointment for treatment that I’ve ever had. A little nervous at first but made to feel very much at ease. Shouldn’t have worried!
Karen S
Karen S
19:29 03 Aug 23
Having only recently returned post COVID to the practice, it was reassuring to receive the same fantastic dental care from Rakhi that both I and my 3 children received over many years previously. Rakhi is friendly and professional and is extremely talented in providing gentle and painless treatment. I would recommend her and the practice to anyone looking for an established dental practice that provides professional care in a welcoming environment.
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J M.
08:57 04 Jul 23
Being an extremely anxious person this practice is helping me to feel comfortable with the experience. I have been unable to do this in many years having to be accompanied by a family member. I have now attended 2 appointments on my own.... a massive step for me.
Rosemary Rodger
Rosemary R.
09:37 22 Jun 23
No one really likes going to the dentist, but Marcus and his team make the whole experience more relaxing and pleasant! I have been a patient here for over 25 years, and have full confidence in the service. Trusted, friendly, kind and professional. Highly recommend.
Linda Headon
Linda H.
11:02 05 May 23
I've been going to Banstead dental for years now and I can confirm that their service is exceptional. Dr Kunal has a great sense of humour and I always look forward to my appointments. Not only that but he does an incredible job with my teeth and gums. I've had teeth whitening, wisdom tooth extraction, deep cleans and hygienes. Dr Kunal is also the dentist for the rest of my family and he makes my 4 year old son very comfortable with the experience. He's a true credit to the profession and I would have no hesitation in recommending him and the team.
Paul McGrane
Paul M.
07:39 21 Apr 23
When I moved to Banstead in 2017 I didn't really think about going to the dentist as the last one wanted to pull my wisdom tooth out for no reason.When I got private care from work I thought I'd try these guys out. The best dental practice I've ever gone to, really kind people and very helpful. Able to resolve any issue I had with my teeth and gave me sound advice. 10/10 would recommend.
James Joseph
James J.
21:07 21 Mar 23
Marcus, Rakhi and the team at Banstead Dental Care provide an excellent service, putting their patients needs at the forefront of their treatment. I have worked as a technician for Marcus and his team for around 20 years and feel their work is second to none and they accept nothing short of perfect for their patients. If you are at all wondering whether you should give the practice an opportunity to treat you, I would not hesitate and would be totally at ease in their care.
Sally Dyer
Sally D.
14:03 24 Feb 23
New to the practice and needed fillings, root canal treatment and 2 crowns. Very quickly felt comfortable with Dr Clery and happy with the fillings. The crown work was also very good, with an amazing colour match, I can’t tell which are crowns and which are my teeth! Dr Lee did the root canal work and put me at ease immediately. It is hard to feel relaxed when having dentistry, but this was a very positive experience and I am happy with the care I have received at this practice.
Anita Silvester
Anita S.
13:41 14 Dec 22
Being an extremely nervous patient and travelling to Scotland to see my family dentist for the last 20 years, I knew the time had come that my children and I had to find someone just as good and caring down South. This was a massive step for me. Marcus is by far much more than I could have imagined. From my first visit when I was in tears to now it's second nature to sit in that chair. My children have no anxiety and all the dentists, hygienists and reception staff and so friendly, welcoming and lovely, putting anyone at ease. I highly recommend this practice. It's state of the art and modern technology is fantastic and in my opinion they go above and beyond to help in any situation. 5***** all the way from The Bakers!!!!!!
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dean B.
09:22 15 Nov 22
I’ve been a patient with Marcus and his team since 2020 during the pandemic where he was able to provide me an emergency appointment at a time when dentists were not available. The practice is very friendly, professional and informative with regards to the health status of your teeth and are very amenable to your needs. I’ve recently undergone the Enlightening Whitening treatment and very happy with the results, can’t recommend them enough.Adrian (Banstead)
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Adrian D.
07:20 30 Oct 22
Banstead Dental Care are highly professional, very friendly and helpful. I've been using the practice for a number of years now, I've had many treatments including getting my teeth straightened using Invisalign, teeth whitening, as well as usual check ups and regularly visiting the hygienist. I can't fault their service. The whole team work well together and you're always given a warm welcome! They instantly make you feel relaxed and they give the best care. Would highly recommend!
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Esther H.
15:30 14 Oct 22
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Megan R.
16:23 22 Sep 22
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Mayu Amlani-Hatcher
Mayu A.
10:48 06 Sep 22
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Julia Scott
Julia S.
11:46 28 Aug 22
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Alan Scotcher
Alan S.
10:25 26 Aug 22
I could not praise the Banstead Dental Practice enough!Marcus's professional treatment and care for me is outstanding in every respect. I have every confidence in his professionalism and experience.A very caring and pleasant manner and great encourager!The Receptionist is also so helpful and considerate.100% recommendation all round!
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Heather M.
12:56 19 Aug 22
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Paul Gregory
Paul G.
16:14 02 Aug 22
Work is always professionally done and Ayesha has always provided great care for me and worked wonders, especially when I have needed a bit of extra TLC.
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The H.
00:32 27 Jul 22
I travelled all the way from north wales to have my teeth done by Kunal, who was highly recommended to me. He was 100% worth the travel as my teeth look stunning and I now have a beautiful new smile for my wedding in September. He was able to squeeze my appointments in and get my teeth finished in time with not much notice at all. I had whitening and composite bonding done on my front teeth. Thank you so much
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Rhiannon P.
12:04 15 Jul 22
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Rachel R.
09:43 13 Jul 22
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Paola Leone
Paola L.
13:33 12 Jul 22
Had a need for emergency crown. Marcus was extremely helpful and accommodating. Had all the work done in a week with minimum pain. Great result!
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Costa M.
11:58 17 Jun 22
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Margaret P.
16:46 15 Jun 22
I have been coming to this practice for many years . Professional approachwith a gentle touch. Highly recommended for those who have fear of dentists.
Alan Scotcher
Alan S.
17:42 13 May 22
I’ve been coming to this dentist for years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I have very sensitive teeth but Bandstead Dental Care have always taken that into account whilst treating me which not only puts me at ease but means it no longer pains me to go to the dentist! They also offer a very reasonable dental plan which helps pay for check ups hygienists etc but also makes sure I never miss my appointments. 100% recommend!
James Board
James B.
15:00 13 May 22
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Mark W.
12:22 28 Apr 22
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Jane P.
09:23 14 Apr 22
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Dick L.
13:14 02 Mar 22
Extremely happy with the service provided.The receptionists are welcoming and helpful and my dentist helps me to relax and talks through everything clearly and calmly.I know I will be looked after and my results are something to be happy about.Thank you !
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samantha S.
11:06 01 Mar 22
I have been with Banstead Dental Care since 2019 and I have always been happy with their services. They are friendly and professional. I would recommend.
Lulu
Lulu
12:32 22 Feb 22
Because you are treated as a person and excellent professional care alwaysI would rate all people at Banstead Dental as fantastic as always but especially in these unknown times we are going through with the pandemicThank you all
John Powdrell
John P.
14:13 15 Feb 22
After leaving it so long to visit the dentist due to my anxiety, I was looked after so well by everyone - from reception staff to my hygenist but special mention to Raki my her patience & understanding of my anxiety. Her calmness & support enabled me to come back and have a particularly large filling replaced and also a smaller one. Still not finished but feel better for having been there!
Eadaoin Hiscock
Eadaoin H.
09:31 06 Feb 22
Such friendly staff at the practise, was very nervous when I first started attending but now I feel totally comfortable …. Everyone makes you feel relaxed!! Thank you 😀
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gill B.
19:13 31 Jan 22
I have spent years hating going to the dentist and still don't like it however Rakhi has made necessary treatment bearable, she has completed a number of large fillings in my teeth with no pain. She is calming and understanding and without her i suspect i would have some very serious problems with my teeth. Anyone that is nervous of dentists should definitely go and see her
Zoe Hunnisett
Zoe H.
21:11 09 Nov 21
Had a filling replaced by Dr Khanna. Both he and his assistant were very kind. It was all done efficiently and without discomfort. Very satisfied and would recommend
John MacAdie
John M.
19:27 07 Oct 21
I had a great experience with Kunal as a new patient last week.He’s a helpful, informative and super friendly dentist. Would highly recommend 🦷✅
Luke Watson
Luke W.
12:39 27 Sep 21
My husband said I have a Hollywood smile!So happy with the results of my teeth whitening - see before & after pics.I have been using this surgery for years, they are so professional yet friendly. I would highly recommend them
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Denise F.
19:22 05 Sep 21
Excellent friendly and professional care - as always.
Martin Bailey
Martin B.
13:46 29 Aug 21
Very friendly and helpful staff. Good Covid systems.
Chris Brown
Chris B.
19:47 28 Jul 21
A no nonsense and really professional team
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Elizabeth W.
16:46 06 Jul 21
I joined Banstead Dental Care as a private patient over 5 years ago on a friend's recommendation, and I wish I had joined sooner! The team is genuinely friendly, very professional and above all they care about your dental health. The practice has all the necessary Covid-19 measures in place to ensure that everyone feels safe and looked after. I highly recommend their services to anyone living in the local area. Thank you to Marcus, Sarah, Debbie and the rest of the team. Stay safe!
Amanda Love
Amanda L.
11:23 08 May 21
The practice is very friendly and professional offering a great dental service. I particularly appreciate the guidance on prevention and maintenance which has really helped me look after my teeth better. Thank you!
Mayu Amlani-Hatcher
Mayu A.
14:05 27 Apr 21
Started at Banstead dental practice in February for a course of treatment with Rahki who I have to say is the best dentist I’ve had looking after me for years!! Thanks for all your care & would recommend you to anyone! My wife might be in touch soon! Brian L
Jimmy Lynch
Jimmy L.
17:47 22 Apr 21
Always friendly, caring and professional.
Martin Bailey
Martin B.
14:38 17 Feb 21
First Class ! After being on the move for many years, I was in need of some dental work and suffering with tooth pain. I was fortunate to find Banstead Dental Care willing to accept me as a new patient, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and I was able to sign up for a dental plan. The ladies working on the front desk were so helpful, welcoming and polite; a dental review was duly arranged. My new dentist Rakhi was fantastic at explaining what was needed and her care and attention to my teeth has been brilliant. After a root canal with their specialist Jonathan who was excellent and a subsequent fitting of a crown and a couple fillings later with Rakhi, my dental health has been restored and I eat once again with total comfort. Never did I think I'd look forward to visiting a Dental Surgery, but I actually enjoyed my recent visits. A huge thank you to Rakhi, Jonathan and all the team at Banstead Dental Care, you've all been fantastic !
Martin Goddard
Martin G.
11:05 17 Feb 21
Great pratice, staff are always extremely helpful and courteous... The care provided by Marc & the rest of the team is top class. Highly recommended.
Colin C.
Colin C.
23:15 12 Feb 21
Searched for a local dentist given an emergency , found this lovely practice , Ayesha was very helpful and the ladies in reception and nursing were great to deal with. Given the pain I was in they took me in sort the problem out in 1 hour . Look forward to my consultation . Never thought Id say that about a dentist. 🙂
sunil Acharya
sunil A.
11:41 05 Jan 21
Searched for a local dentist given an emergency , found this lovely practice , Aisha was very helpful and the ladies in reception and nursing were great to deal with. Given the pain I was in they took me in sort the problem out in 1 hour . Look forward to my consultation . Never thought Id say that about a dentist. 🙂
sunil Acharya
sunil A.
15:36 04 Jan 21
Very trustworthy I recommend highlyAnd the reception team are very professional too !! and always treat you with respect and a smile
Rachel Hopkins
Rachel H.
10:33 08 Dec 20
Kunal, the best dentist, full of jokes and very professional
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afcbrad G.
14:32 13 Sep 20
Desperate with tooth ache during the COVID-19 Pandemic with no ressponse from my regular dentist, I visited this surgery. From the beginning, a 5 star service. Required a Root Canal Treatment which Jonathan Lee did, he was excellent as I was very nervous. It was a fabulous result which was finished by a superb fitting of a crown by Marc Clery. The level of communication, reassurance and kindness with excellent professionalism from the whole practice made me feel so reassured, I have moved to this practice! Thank you Marc & Rakhi.
Lynette Walker
Lynette W.
03:50 23 Aug 20
Extremely polite and friendly service from all staff. High quality of care and professionalism in the dental work carried out by Kunal and Sarah. Would strongly recommend for your local practice.
Matthew Winnan
Matthew W.
06:45 07 Mar 20
Highly recommend this surgery if, like me, you are nervous or scared of visiting the dentist. They explain fully what will happen and never rush the treatment, being really patient and kind despite my anxiety. I now book up to go regularly, where before I avoided going until I had a problem because I know that I will be treated with respect and understanding over my fears, which makes the whole process bearable. It’s a very professional service too, where you get reminders about your appointments and friendly, helpful reception ladies. If you’re feeling anxious, just tell them because they really will look after you!
B Howard
B H.
19:06 27 Feb 20
Friendly and compassionate service. Always very good at putting me at ease, have always looked after me really well. Would recommend
Alex West
Alex W.
18:22 07 Feb 20
Fantastic communication and unrivalled care and attention from all of the staff at Banstead Dental Care. I have undergone numerous treatments in the past 6 months with Rakhi and feel completely at home. I no longer need to say "I hate the dentist"! 100% recommended.
Ben Clements
Ben C.
12:27 07 Feb 20
Friendly Professional team that come across as real experts in their field. I've been a customer here for 5 years and very pleased with the service I've received. I can highly recommend!
Tony O'Reilly
Tony O.
17:46 06 Feb 20
Great customer service and dental care. They were our saviour when our son needed some emergency dental treatment. We are very grateful. Thank you!
Louise Jukes
Louise J.
14:16 25 Jan 20
My son's and I were patients at another private practice for 15 years until our circumstances changed. I was extremely nervous about the change but was recommended to this practice and took the plunge with both of my sons in tow, one of whom has regular check ups while his braces are in place and after care arranged for when they are removed.. Marcus has been brilliant. His manner is reassuring, informative and thorough. The dental nurses, reception staff and hygienists are all great. The payment plan is also a good idea. Highly recommended.
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Karen S.
16:57 22 Dec 19

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