Maida Smiles (W. London)

Tel: 020 3974 1777

Dental crowns Chelsea

★★★★★ – 4.9 Star Rated Clinic

You might wonder, do I need a dental crown? Can I survive without one? As dentists, we often receive this question, and it’s an entirely fair question to ask, as crowns are one of the pricier restoration options (for a good reason).

Where Smiles Come Alive

At Maida Dental, we’re different from other dental clinics as we specialise in what we do. This means we can review your options before recommending a dental crown.


We’re your partners in maintaining your dental health and have the expertise to recommend a broader range of treatments if you feel a crown isn’t right. All you need to do? Just ask us for a second opinion.

If we’ve recommended a crown, it will be because it will be your best option for extending the life of your tooth.

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Finding us from Chelsea

From Chelsea to our clinic in Maida Vale, it is a short 24-minute tube journey using the District/Circle and Bakerloo lines. Our clinic is based a short five-minute walk from Maida Vale tube station.

If you plan to drive to our practice from Chelsea, it’s only three miles away and typically takes around 16 minutes.

Paid parking is available using ParkBee on Lanark Road (the road right next to the practice). We are a two-minute walk from Maida Vale tube station for public transport users.

Patient review

Patient google review

“Incredibly pleased with the friendliness of the receptionist! Dr Pedro was informative and provided a realistic understanding of what I can expect and delivered exceptionally well! I’m very satisfied with the service and would definitely recommend Maida Smiles Dental Clinic to all!”
Yahya Ali Yahya, 02/11/2021

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Protect & Save Weak Teeth Forever

  1. To fix broken and cracked teeth
  2. To hold teeth together and prevent them from breaking
  3. Restore teeth with old fillings that need replacing
  4. When old fillings are too large / cannot replace with another
  5. When there is not enough existing tooth structure remaining
  6. As a final restoration to a cosmetic or restorative procedure like dental implants
  7. After a root canal, which will leave the tooth too brittle

When Dental Crowns Won't Be Avoidable

If you experience tooth pain when you bite down, it’s more than likely that your tooth is cracked. If this is correct, the condition is severe and will need to be rectified with a crown immediately as, unlike broken bones, fractures in teeth do not heal.

When a crack is a vertical line travelling to the gum line, your tooth likely needs a full-coverage crown.

If the crack reaches below the gum line, you may require a root canal with a dental crown or tooth extraction as a last resort.

Where our expertise comes in is differentiating between a cracked tooth and a crazed one. Craze lines are standard but not harmful, with most adult teeth having some. These craze lines are stress lines, which do not always indicate the need for a crown as they do not always affect the tooth’s structural integrity.

When to be wary of these craze lines is when they exhibit deep stains or are very long, suggesting a developing crack. To be confident in our diagnosis, we invite patients to look at our findings with inter-oral photographs or hand-held mirrors.

Implications Of Waiting For A Crown

In life, there are some things you can delay and others can’t. If you’ve been advised to get a dental crown by Maida Smiles, you should not wait any longer.

Not following our professional guidance can often lead to more expensive and extensive treatments further down the line.

Problems often caused by delays include:

  1. Teeth can continue to chip away until nothing remains
  2. The tooth can split, requiring an extraction or crown lengthening
  3. Possible root canals might be necessary due to bacteria reaching the pulp

Dental Crown Types And Costs

  • Porcelain Bonded Crown: Metal base and porcelain coating
  • E-max Crown: Made from lithium disilicate ceramic and hailed for its colour and transparency
  • Zirconia Ceramic Crown: Combining the strength of metal with tooth-like porcelain aesthetics
Christina J
Christina J
23. March, 2023.
I've been receiving orthodontic treatment for about a year now with Dr. Ines and she's a wonderful mixture of highly skilled and professional, very thorough, and gentle in her approach. She is also super personable and I always look forward to my monthly appointments with her. She's made such a big improvement to my teeth and I'm very happy with my treatment so far -- I highly recommend Dr. Ines. I've also had other treatments with Maida Smiles and always had a great experience, especially with my wisdom teeth removal (by Dr. Pedro) that went very smoothly without any issues. The team's treatment coordinator/dentist nurse Cinthia is also always super kind and helpful if you have any questions or want to understand treatments.
Angelica Sacrepaye
Angelica Sacrepaye
15. March, 2023.
I had the lovely Dr Shankar for a 4 month Invisalign treatment. I mainly had overcrowding that needed sorting out after having had braces as a teenager and not wearing my retainer. Dr Shankar was delightful and has a lovely energy about him that made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. He explained processes well and also gave good advice to help me make informed decisions. I would highly highly recommend him to anyone in the Maida Vale area!
George Batchkala
George Batchkala
14. March, 2023.
I had 2 wisdom teeth (on the same side) removed by Dr Pedro. I had a much better experience than I expected. One month later, I have completely recovered without any complications. Absolutely recommend!
André Tiago
André Tiago
3. March, 2023.
I was recommended to start my treatment at the clinic and I couldn't be more pleased. It has been 6 months since I put my braces on and I am being followed by Dr. Ines and Dr. Cíntia. I can already see great changes and can't wait for the final result. Excellent professionals. The whole environment is very calm which makes you comfortable. 100% recommend Maida Smiles Clinic.
Claudia Castellani
Claudia Castellani
3. March, 2023.
Following a friend’s recommendation, I brought my eldest daughter to Dr Ines do Carmo for orthodontic treatment. Ines has been brilliant throughout the treatment; she is incredibly passionate about her work and this is reflected in her skilled perfectionism and the amazing results she achieves for her patients. From the start, Ines’ warm and friendly manner succeeded in putting my apprehensive daughter at ease. She was also forthcoming and thorough in her explanations of the treatment, and happy to share her extensive knowledge. My daughter now has an even lovelier smile thanks to Ines. I highly recommend her and will be bringing my younger children to her for their orthodontic treatment.
Carla Parreira
Carla Parreira
3. March, 2023.
It was my first time in the clinic and I had a great experience. The staff is very friendly. Samantha was very helpful with booking the appointment and fast replied to my messages. I had an appointment with Dr. Ines do Carmo. She is lovely. She explained all the treatment and the best option for my case. Cintia was helping Dr. Ines with the appointment. Cintia is very friendly. Dr. Ines and Cintia took care of me and made me feel welcome during the consultation. I will continue my treatment in the clinic. I recommend the clinic and especially Dr. Ines do Carmo.
Maria Moreira
Maria Moreira
2. March, 2023.
It is my good fortune to have found Dra inês at Maida Smiles Clinic and to have her as my orthodontist. My complex orthodontic treatment, as an adult, defies all laws of physics, but Dra Inês has the most amazing professional expertise and compassion to help and change lives, and she is helping me massively. In each consultation, Dra Inês moves one-step forward to improve my bite, my oral health in general and my smile! I will be forever grateful to Dra Inês for her outstanding care, professionalism and support she provides in each visit, in such a caring and friendly way. I warmly recommend Dra Inês and Maida Smiles Clinic to anyone who os considering orthodontics.
Adrian de Haro
Adrian de Haro
1. March, 2023.
We were on a short trip to London and my wife's implant got loose. We called Maida Smiles and they immediately saw her. They kindly sorted the issue out and my wife was extremely satisfied with the kind, friendly and professional service. Thanks Dr Pedro.
Igor Zinatulin
Igor Zinatulin
26. February, 2023.
I can’t thank enough Dr Pedro Gutierres and Maida Smiles’ team for guiding me through a multiple teeth extraction operation I had at the clinic recently. I’m a very anxious patient and everyone at Maida Smiles went above and beyond to accommodate my questions, asks and concerns. The operation itself was painless and positively uneventful, healing was quick and after-care second to none. Never thought I’d say this to myself but I’m looking forward to my next dentist appointment at Maida Smiles.

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