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Indian J Dent Res. 2019 Jul-Aug;30(4):496-499. doi: 10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_620_18.

The incisive papilla as a guide to maxillary anterior teeth position for complete dentures.

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1
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, SCB Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India.
2
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SCB Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India.
3
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, HiTech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
4
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, HiTech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Abstract

Context:

The incisive papilla as a guide for complete dentures.

Aims:

To evaluate incisive papilla as a guide to maxillary anterior teeth position for complete dentures.

Settings and Design:

To measure the linear distances from the incisive papilla to the maxillary central incisors in Odia population and compare it to other ethnic groups.

Subjects and Methods:

The subjects were selected following inclusion & exclusion criteria. The impressions of maxillary & mandibular arches were taken and poured with die stone to produce the cast. The incisive papilla & incisors were marked on casts with a pencil. The photographs of casts were traced on an acetate tracing paper. The anterior-most points of maxillary incisors, anterior, middle & posterior-most points of incisive papillae were marked on the tracing as A, I1,M, I2 respectively. The A to M and A to I2 distances were measured, analysed and compared with Caucasians, Southern Chinese, and Dravidians.

Statistical Analysis:

Independent sample "t" test and Analysis of Variance followed by the post-hoc Bonferroni test were used.

Results:

A sample of 100 subjects in the age group of 20 to 40 years with was selected. The A to M measurements of Odia population differed significantly from Caucasians but were similar to Southern Chinese population. The A to I2 measurements of Odia population differed significantly from Caucasians & Dravidians but were similar to Southern Chinese.

Conclusion:

The linear measurements from incisive papilla to maxillary incisors of the Odia population are similar to that of Southern Chinese but differ significantly from Caucasians and Dravidians.

KEYWORDS:

Complete dentures; Odia population; incisive papilla; maxillary incisors

PMID:
31745041
DOI:
10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_620_18
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