Cosmetic Dentistry |2 min read

Does Getting a Crown Hurt?

Elderly woman smiling with a dental crowns

We ensure you are as comfortable as possible and utterly painless throughout your crown treatment and afterward.

Your comfort and safety start as we guide you through any required procedures and let you know the best way forward.

Your crown procedure is simple and quick, and your oral health will improve significantly. That is one of the main reasons so many patients choose them when needing fixing or replacement.

We complete these procedures in a way that looks natural while improving your oral health issues. This way, you can regain the functionality of your teeth with no one realizing that the treatment was done.

What is a Crown?

A dental crown is a cap that surrounds your original tooth. The actual location of the crown in the mouth will tell us the best material to use. For example, more visible teeth, like at the front, must have an all-ceramic crown since it looks the most natural.

Does it Hurt When Getting a Dental Crown?


We gently shape the tooth and remove any infected areas through drilling during the procedure. This stage of the treatment may require some numbing.

When we have removed any infected areas and shaped the tooth, we place the dental crown on top to seal off the tooth and stop any infection.

Once the dental crown is in place, there isn’t much pain, but there is a limited amount of discomfort after the procedure. That is entirely normal.

Gum Soreness

You may experience some soreness along the gum line after we place a dental crown, which is nothing to be afraid of. When we put the crown over your tooth, the lower edges of the crown may touch the gums and cause slight inflammation or swelling during and after the procedure.

You can use ice packs or over-the-counter pain medications to reduce the discomfort. Any soreness should not last longer than a day.

We’ll let you know of any possible discomfort as part of our extensive initial consultation. However, if you have questions at any stage of the procedure or after, feel free to call us.

We pride ourselves on a family-friendly service here at Kimberly Rice Dentist. You can schedule a visit for a quick consultation to help you understand the situation and learn more. Kimberly Rice, Family Dentist, will guide you through the process.

Kimberly A. Rice, DDS, is your patient-centered, caring dentist in Ypsilanti, MI. We serve patients from Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Saline, Milan, Canton, Plymouth, Northville, Pinckney, Hamburg, and South Lyon.

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