A crown in dogs is a metal covering of the tooth. It is usually made of metal and conformes exactly to the tooth it is covering. Making a crown is a complicated process. As you can imagine your dog is not going to sit still and open and close it's mouth when the veterinary dentist tells it to do so. Therefore a general anesthetic is needed. The first step is to treat the tooth first - this might be with a root canal. Then the tooth needs to be prepared and impressions of the mouth need to be made. These impressions of the top and bottom jaws are used to check that the mouth can open and close without the affected tooth hitting other teeth and causing pain to the pet.
A detailed impression is made of the prepared tooth which is sent to the dental technician with the full mouth impressions and a metal crown is fabricated (made up). This is cemented onto the tooth to protect it.
To put a crown on a tooth at least two anesthetics will be needed - one to prepare the tooth and take impressions and the next one to apply the crown to the tooth.
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In our newest video we tell you what gum recession is and show you a few tips on how to recognize it.
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This video shows x-rays of the upper right and left molar teeth at the back of the mouth in this dog. These teeth are hidden from view so this is very easily missed by pet owners.
This series of 3 short videos shows what the vet sees in the oral exam. Remember that now all the disease is seen. X-rays are needed to see how severe the problem is.
Do you ever wonder about how often your pet needs to have a professional teeth clean? You are not alone. Here is the answer and reasons why.
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This is for people who need a few ideas on how to best start out brushing their pet's teeth. For further information watch Dr Banyard's other videos on you tube, 'Dentistry for Pet Owners 101' and 'Professional teeth clean in a dog: Parts 1 to 7'.
24/7 emergency service is very costly to MediCare and no less costly to veterinarians. The following Emergency clinics are best equipped for your pet's emergency needs. For after hour emergency service please call:
1. Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley
Hours: Open 24/7
#306-6325 204th Street,
Langley, B.C. Canada V2Y 3B3
2. Abbotsford Valley Animal Emergency Clinic
Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm to 8:00 am, Sunday and weekends 24hours
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