Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer complete coverage, strength, and improved appearance for damaged, discoloured, or heavily filled teeth, providing a robust aesthetic solution.

What is a crown?

Dental crowns are a versatile and effective solution for various dental concerns. Following tooth preparation, they fit neatly over unsightly or broken teeth, offering complete coverage restoring strength, shape, and appearance. Whether you have broken, decayed, or discoloured teeth, or teeth with large fillings, dental crowns provide an aesthetic restoration that can enhance your smile.

Crowns are crafted from different materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal alloys, ensuring durability and natural-looking results. They are custom-made to match the size, shape, and colour of your existing teeth, creating a seamless and harmonious blend. Dental crowns are not limited to cosmetic purposes alone; they can also be used to restore teeth that have undergone root canal treatment or to replace missing teeth by attaching them to dental implants.

What is the most popular material for a crown?

dental Crown made from Porcelain material

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are a popular choice for their natural and lifelike appearance. They are carefully crafted to match the colour, shape, and texture of your existing teeth, seamlessly blending in with your smile. Porcelain crowns are stain-resistant and offer excellent durability, making them a long-lasting solution for restoring damaged or discoloured teeth.

Dental crown made from Ceramic material

Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic crowns, similar to porcelain crowns, provide a highly aesthetic restoration. They are known for their exceptional translucency, allowing them to mimic the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Ceramic crowns are a great option for front teeth as they create a seamless, natural-looking smile. These crowns are strong and durable, ensuring a functional and visually appealing restoration.

Dental crown made with Metal Alloy material

Metal Alloy Crowns

Metal alloy crowns, such as those made of gold or silver-coloured alloys, are renowned for their strength and resilience. They offer superior durability and are less prone to chipping or cracking. Metal alloy crowns are often recommended for back teeth, where the focus is on functionality rather than aesthetics. These crowns are highly resistant to wear and tear, making them suitable for patients who have a heavy bite or grind their teeth.

Crowns made with the latest Dental Technology

At Cox and Hitchcock, we are committed to utilising the latest advancements in dental technology to provide our patients with the best possible care. With our state-of-the-art TRIOS 3D scanner, we can offer a more comfortable and efficient crown experience. Say goodbye to messy impressions! The TRIOS scanner allows us to capture precise digital scans of your mouth, eliminating the need for traditional impression materials. This means a faster and more accurate process, as the digital scans can be sent directly to the dental lab for crown fabrication.

Using the TRIOS 3D scanner, we can ensure a more streamlined and convenient experience for our patients. Not only does it eliminate the discomfort and inconvenience of traditional impressions, but it also improves the accuracy and precision of crown fabrication. The digital scans provide detailed and precise information to the lab technicians, allowing them to create crowns that perfectly fit your teeth and complement your smile.

Why Choose Us?

We have dedicated teams of skilled clinicians who embrace interdisciplinary collaboration, within cutting-edge facilities, and are committed to your goals, providing you with the smile you deserve. Experience the difference today.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns

We recommend that you always consult with one of our clinicians before starting any treatment.

How soon can I be treated?

Our waiting times for an NHS examination and treatment appointments, for new and historic patients, vary. Our reception team will happily update you on current waiting times.

The NHS contract funds a set amount of dental activity for the year and we are obliged to deliver this evenly over the twelve months.

The level of NHS funding provided  is not high enough to enable us to meet the demand for NHS care that exists.

These factors lead to long waiting times to access NHS care.

Private care can be provided at all times with a minimal wait.

Your dentist will be happy to go through all available options including that of accessing some treatment options on a private basis alongside an NHS course of treatment.

How much will it cost?

All treatment plans will be discussed with you at the examination appointment, along with associated costs.

Complex treatments, may need multiple visits to complete the investigations needed prior to providing an estimate. This will be printed at reception, or if preferred emailed to you.

Please look at our Fees page for more details.

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Am I entitled to free treatment?


Patients do not have to pay any NHS dental charges for a course of treatment if, on the first day of treatment, they are:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Aged 18 and in full-time education
  • An expectant mother
  • A woman who has had a baby in the previous 12 months


Patients do not have to pay any NHS dental charges for a course of treatment if they or their partner are currently receiving:

  • Income Support (Incapacity benefit and Disability Living Allowance does NOT count)
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance (Contribution-based does NOT count)
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (Contribution-related does NOT count)
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit (Savings Credit on its own does NOT count)
  • Universal Credit (in the last assessment period there were no earnings, or earnings were within the allowed limit, please check at

Patients can be exempt from paying if they have a valid NHS low income scheme certificate HC2 for full help. Payment can be reduced if they are named on a valid HC3 certificate.

It is impotant the information you give us is contemporary and accurate.If you are unsure if you are exempt from NHS dental charges, please discuss with reception.

Which practice should I join?

The Cox & Hitchcock Dental Group operates several dental practices across South Wales. Fot your convenience, we would recommend joining us at your nearest location to home or work . For some advanced treatments, you may benefit from the services offered at a particlar site. We will advise you accordingly. You can find your nearest dental practice by browsing all our locations.

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Can I meet my dentist before the treatment?

Absolutely! Your clinician wil introduce themselves when you meet at your first visit. Building a strong patient-dentist relationship is important to us. Your initial examination visit enables us to understand your needs and address any concerns. We ensure open communication, so you can freely discuss any worries before proceeding with treatment. Your comfort and peace of mind are our top priorities.

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