Prosthodontics

Advanced dental restoration techniques for your dog or cat.

Restorative Care for your Pet's Teeth

Our pets are always picking up one thing or the other with their teeth whether they want to play with it or chew on it. If your dog or cat already has a damaged or injured tooth, further use of it may lead to a fracture. To mitigate this risk, your veterinarian might recommend adding a crown on the tooth to safeguard the tooth from additional damage.

What is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a field of dentistry that includes reinforcing the tooth’s structure with a prosthetic device or providing a substitute for a tooth that has been previously lost. The treatment includes crowns, implants and bridges as well, if necessary.

Dental Crowns and Restorative Treatments

Usually, crowns used in veterinary dentistry are made out of metals such as zirconium or alloy. Since they are uniquely tailored to each respective animal, they fit snugly and ensure complete protection for your pet to carry on comfortably with its usual routine.

Sometimes, the teeth of dogs and cats have hereditary defects or developmental deformities. Restorative dentistry reconditions the tooth to make it completely operational again.

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What Does a Prosthodontic Treatment Entail?

One of the most important factors for any veterinary dentist is to preserve the natural tooth edifice so that the finished result is strong. Only in exceptional cases may the tooth require extraction. If a tooth necessitates a crown, there should be adequate space for it to fit snugly on the tooth and alongside the adjacent teeth. Sufficient space should be provided to make place for the prosthetic cover. To aid this restoration, the size of the tooth has to be decreased before the crown is glued on

Choosing the Right Prosthetic Material

The type of material used in the prosthetic is a key deciding factor in determining the degree to which the tooth will be reduced. For example, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are thicker compared to gold cast crowns. In addition, though porcelain and ceramic crowns are hard, they can also be slightly brittle.

If your pet has a strong bite, as police or security dogs do, minuscule movements of these crowns can cause the crown to chip or to develop cracks. So with more than a few factors to be taken into consideration, your veterinary dentist should be experienced enough to educate you on all the pros and cons.

The Highest Level of Care for your Pets

If your cat or dog is having a difficult time chewing or using their teeth, and if you only want the finest treatment, bring your dog here to Dog and Cat Dentist in Los Angeles.

Our founder and lead veterinary dentist, Dr. Anson Tsugawa, leads a team of highly qualified and specialized dentists and technicians who are board-certified in their respective fields. In addition, we also hold the distinguished recognition of being the only veterinary dentistry specialists in L.A. Since we lay a lot of emphasis in providing the best in personalized care with compassion, coupled with easy accessibility to all our physicians, our service is extremely sought after. So give your pet the chance to experience the finest treatment so that he or she can live a carefree life again.