Monday 4 April 2005 8.58am
I had three crowns on my front teeth about 10 months ago. My NHS dentist offered them at £80 each, for ceramic front and nickel back, or £250 each for ceramic front and white gold back. I suspect that your dentist is talking about the back of The Crown
when they offer 'silver'.
I went for the white gold as my problem was my top and bottom front teeth were grinding, and the white gold is softer than nickel, meaning my front bottom teeth would not grind down as quickly.
The good news is that is doesn't hurt much, although I did have a local.
The bad news is that my dentist is nowhere near SE1 - they're in SW7!