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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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chipped her lower canine ?

My dog chipped her lower canine sometime we dont know when but probably in the summer. ANyone else has dogs that did this to themselves? Is it common with working gsds? Is it usualy the lower canines that chip? I hope top canine never chips lol


My vet said he is not worried about putting a cap on it or anything.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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I have a mutt with a cracked lower canine. Vet said to just watch it for now and if there are signs of discomfort or infection, bring her in. She is just a house pet so I will not do any caps for her. If this was a sport dog that cracked a canine, I would have it capped.
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are they usually done capped in titanium and made to look like a normal tooth again?
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Yes - titanium is the strongest and best replacement in terms of strength that is available right now. There are tooth colored white caps, but they are not very strong - not recommended by my vet. No replacement will be as strong as natural teeth, but the titanium is a nice replacement, but it is definitely visible - tooth will not look normal. It will be shiny and metal

examples:
Katya's "bling bling" titanium tooth picture!
weberhaus GSD darka teeth: http://i.imgur.com/7gxsK.jpg
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i wonder how expensive it is would you get a specialized dental vet to do it? or just ur trusted vet? Very tiny chips though. But my dog loves bite work.
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I would get it done with a vet specializing in dental work OR a vet that has done several dental procedures and has satisfied clients. It will be pricey - I have seen quotes from 600-2000$ depending on where it is done and the extent of the damage.
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I had my vet look at my dogs teeth again she said they are not chipped just worn down from chewing

my dog isnt even 3 yet

she said the teeth look really good even tho her gums are red in some areas and sometimes bleed but the vet said that is normal with some dogs
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We had one who broke a lower canine. It required a root canal (no cap -- it was just filed and filled, and left as a shortie-tooth). The root canal cost $1200 and required a specialist.
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what you think is worse to have a dog wear them down or to chip the tips ?
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