Restoration of fractured teeth or worn teeth can be performed with composite material (‘filling’ material) or metal crowns. Metal crowns not only strengthen the teeth by distributing the biting forces evenly but they also prevent further wear.
The dental materials used in veterinary dentistry are very similar to those used in human dentistry. In fact, we use a human dental laboratory for fabrication of crowns or orthodontic devices. We use rapidly curing (light cured) products in our procedures, to reduce anesthetic time. In the past we used to use amalgam (silver appearing fillings), but today we use composites that are the same color as the tooth, seal the tooth, and are very durable (just like in people!)