Re: Does Having A Crown Hurt??
Generally, crowns do not hurt. But anytime you cut into a tooth it is like having surgury on that tooth, it can be very traumatizing to the pulp. Sometimes it can take several months for the tooth to feel "normal" after a permanent crown is placed.
Most likely the dentist will prepare the tooth by cutting it down to a stub. The size of the stub will depend on how much tooth structure is left after the existing filling is taken out and if decay is present. Sometimes if not enough tooth is left to support the crown the dentist will have to build up the tooth. A temporary crown is placed with temporary cement after impressions were taken and the preparation is done. A lab (or some dentist do thier own lab work) will make your new crown. After the crown is fabricated it is then "seated" with permanent cement. This cement is very strong and bonded to the tooth. Rarely does one fall out.