Dental restorations

Similar to human teeth horse teeth can be affected by decay or small chip fractures that can require restoration of the tooth in order to preserve its structural integrity and prevent further disease.

One particular condition in horses is Infundibular hypocementosis and caries. The infundibulum is a structure of the maxillary and incisor teeth that is naturally filled with a component named cement. In certain situations, in the maxillary teeth mainly, the cavity is not filled and leaves the tooth prone to decay and eventually fracture and infection.

Infundibular restoration is a technique that has proven to be effective in re-consolidating the tooth and avoiding further progress of the disease.

GVEH is one of the only centres in Australia offering this technique. Dr Verwilghen has longstanding expertise in dental restorations having performed this technique for the last ten years.