Dogs vary greatly in head type, size and shape, and type of acceptable dental occlusion.

However, good oral health, including sound tooth structure, plays a pivotal role in the general overall health of patients, from hard-working police dogs to the pampered lap dog.

Those individuals using their teeth to perform specialized functions (retrieving, tracking, police work, etc.) frequently run a higher risk of trauma to oral structures, especially the teeth.

These client desires have resulted in an increasing demand for all forms of restorative procedures. A crown is a restorative that covers part or all of the clinical crown. Dogs occasionally can have cavities that require a restoration to protect the tooth from further damage.