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Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2456-8899, ISSN: 2231-0614 (Past),Vol.: 26, Issue.: 11


Evaluation of Co-Relation between Philtral Width and Maxillary Central Incisors Width


Abhinav Agrawal1, Kaushik Kumar Pandey1*, A. K. Verma1, Mariyam Ali1, Pratibha Katiyar1 and Abhishek Gaur1

1Department of Prosthodontics, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, India.

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(1) Sandra Aparecida Marinho, Professor, Paraíba State University (Universidade Estadual da Paraíba - UEPB), Campus, Brazil.


(1) G. H. Sperber, University of Alberta, Canada.

(2) Fatima Betul Basturk, Marmara University, Istanbul.

(3) F. Armando Montesinos, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.

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Aim and Objective: To evaluate the co-relation between philtral and maxillary combined central incisor width in north Indian population.

Materials and Methods: Measurement of philtral width was done by measuring the width of philtrum with digital vernier calipers (to the fraction of 1/10th of a millimeter). Measurement of width of central incisor was done intraorally with a digital vernier caliper.

Results: There was a mild significant correlation of philtral width with central incisor width (r=0.27, p=0.003).

Conclusion: There is a mild significant coorelation between the philtrum width and central incisor width, so we can use the philtrum width to determine the combined central incisor width in north indian population in cases of no pre- extraction records available. Using this result we can easily provide esthetically pleasant maxillary central incisors with proper tooth width and tooth form according to philtrum width and face form.

Keywords :

Selection of teeth; central incisor width; aesthetics in complete denture; philtrum.

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DOI : 10.9734/JAMMR/2018/42244

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