Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

Our aim is for your crown treatment to be completely painless and comfortable.

There are a number of techniques we use to ensure that you are very comfortable throughout the treatment and subsequently afterwards.

minimal pain during crown treatment

First of all most treatments with a crown are on teeth that are already heavily filled or that they have had a root canal treatment done on them beforehand. This means that very little sound tooth tissue is present. Hence, when preparing or shaping the tooth for a crown you will not feel any pain.

Regardless of this we always provide local anaesthesia to the area in which the tooth is present. We use special numbing gels before this stage on the gum and a unique technique to administer the local anaesthetic. As a result, you will not feel any pain whatsoever during the treatment.

We also use advanced technology “drills’. This means they are smoother and faster.

In the hands of our skilled and experienced clinicians, they have tremendous control of the crown shaping and tooth preparation procedure. For you, the whole experience is quick and minimally invasive which means that the drilling part of the process will be shorter in time than ever before.

crowns as part of single implant treatments

Crowns are also fixed to the top of an implant to restore the implant and make it into a functioning tooth. However, Implant treatment is a surgical procedure and so there may be a certain level of post-operative soreness during the healing process. Do I really need a crown?

But, you can be reassured that during the treatment both implant and crown you will not experience any pain. This is because of our strict pain-free protocols. Repair my teeth today.

better resulting bite with trial crown to prevent post-operative soreness

Most symptoms on a crown result from the patient not being able to bite properly on the tooth. This means that they are constantly “hitting” the tooth every time they speak or chew. This can leave the tooth very sore or tender.

We have incorporated a special technique to determine the correct biting surfaces of the crown before we place a crown in your mouth. It is a similar process to creating a “Trial Smile” except this is a Trial Crown.

We do various measurements and design work before we treat the tooth in the Treatment Planning stage. Thereafter, based upon our plan we create a temporary tooth which you wear for the two weeks that it takes to create the final crown. This we call a “Trial Crown”.

The Trial Crown is made of a very hard plastic and is cemented to the tooth using a semi-permanent bonding technique. This allows us to remove the temporary crown without damaging the underlying tooth when we come to fit the final crown.

The Trial Crown is primarily used to test out the biting surface of the crown to make sure it is compatible with your teeth. We want the resulting bite to be stable and harmonious.

If we notice any cracks or signs of wear on the Trial Crown then we do not fit the final crown until it is corrected. This way you can be sure of minimal post-operative symptoms.

Dedicated to nervous patients

Over the last 25 years, we have totally dedicated ourselves to the care of those patients that may experience anxiety or who are nervous about the dentist. We understand that part of your treatment to not causing any pain is for it to be as comfortable in every area and not just in your mouth. Find out more.

We have a whole host of techniques and products that can alleviate your symptoms. They range from aromatherapy and detailed care to meditative innovative products like Nucalm. We can also offer sedation to those that may need it.

As a result of all the above processes, we ensure a completely pain-free experience for those patients needing a crown treatment.


From London, we are accessible via the M25 (just over an hour) or the A1.

Our highly-focused practice is 5 minutes away from Hertford East train station, and we have free onsite parking.

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Please note we also have practices in London and Harley Street.

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