I just had my 1st crpwn done a few weeks ago. I went in for a toothache and ended up having to have a root canal..............which so many people had told me how painful a root canal is! This really was no big deal! The tooth i had crowned is the last tooth on the bottom in the very back of my mouth. The crown is kind of ugly...........but you cant see it. I am also considering getting my old fillings out that are dark gray and switch them to the clear/white fillings they have now. Believe me, i am petrified at the dentist and i usually need a valium if they are to drill! There wasnt any pain. I suggested that dentists should get headphone's for patients to put on while they are drilling! Good idea huh?????