Izzy, the Police dog.
Izzy was a highly trained police dog used to attack armed criminals. However, with a fractured canine his professional career was in jeopardy… . Instead of removing the canine as offered by the local vet, we performed a root canal treatment and placed a crown.
This is Izzy, the police dog and nightmare of all criminals 🙂
On closer inspection it became clear that the pulp was exposed and root canal treatment was inevitable.
The root canal instrument in place. The canine tooth was very long: 50mm.
After finishing the root canal treatment, the tooth was built up with composite material and prepared for a crown.
A silicon impression was taken with a modified human impression tray.
One week later the crown was fitted under sedation.
The crown in place. The lenght of the crown needed to be slightly shorter than a natural tooth to reduce the risk of fracture. The bite forces of strong breeds can be between 200 and 350lbs!