Case Study (Crown reduction)

Extracting the maxillary 3rd premolar would not have helped much because of the class II occlusion. Crown reduction or bracket and elastic placement were two other viable choices. Crown reduction was preferred by the owner because it was accomplished in one session.

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picture of final result

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How often the dog would have to return for reapplication of composite material?

Depending on the dog's chewing habits only performed once/life-people live longer. In dogs that chew on hard objects metallic crown restoration is preferred.

Refer to associated Dentistry Board discussion

Table of Contents
Dental Encyclopedia
Jan Bellows, DVM, AVDC, ABVP

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The Smile Book III
A text on Canine Periodontal Disease Diagnosis and Therapy
1. Introduction
2. Dental Anatomy
3. Endodontics
4. Orthodontics
5. Periodontics
6. Crown Preparation
7. Feline Dentistry
8. Dental Pediatrics
9. Exotic Dentistry
10. Jaw Fractures
11. Radiology
12. Instruments
13. Materials
14. Equipment
15. Professional Teeth Cleaning
16. Developmental Abnormalities
17. Oral Surgery
18. The Dental Chart
19. Dental Terminology
20. Case Study (endo-perio)
21. Case Study (Avulsed tooth)
22. Case Study (Fractured Premolar)
23. Case Study (Interesting Kitty Case)
24. Case Study (Reason to Radiograph)
25. Case Study (Crown reduction)
26. Case Study (Ouch)
27. Case Study (Cystic Mass)
28. Case Study (Oral Nasal Fistula)
29. Case Study (TM Ankylosis)


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