Feline dental implants: long-term follow-up of two cases

Mele, Rocco E., Caiafa, Anthony, and Kurtzman, Gregori M. (2017) Feline dental implants: long-term follow-up of two cases. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, 34 (4). pp. 268-278.

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Dental implants have become an option for replacement of lost canine teeth in cats. Although cats appear to manage well after a canine extraction, complications such as lip entrapment can occur after maxillary canine tooth extraction. Even cats with a complicated crown fracture of the maxillary canine tooth that have had root canal therapy can develop lip entrapment. This can lead to painful lip ulcers and potential need for further dental treatment. Canine tooth replacement with a dental implant and prosthodontic crown is, in the authors' experience, a predictable option that can be offered to clients who would like to replace a lost canine tooth. This report will discuss 2 long-term cases of maxillary canines replaced by dental implants/crowns.

Item ID: 51723
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2470-4083
Keywords: cats, canine tooth, dental implant, osseointegration, prosthetic crown, feline, veterinary dentistry
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 07:40
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3009 Veterinary sciences > 300999 Veterinary sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences @ 100%
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