I broke my tooth the other day and my dentist (NHS) says I need a crown. The cost of this treatment is £204. I was staggered by this. I travel a long way to my dentist (an hour's drive each way); this is a legacy of being an army wife I'm afraid - our last move around 6 years ago left me unable to find an NHS dentist so I stayed with our existing one despite the distance. I was wondering if staying with an NHS dentist so far away is actually now a false economy- perhaps I'd be better going with a private dentist who is local? Does anyone know roughly how much a crown would cost privately?