Dental esthetics and tooth proportions have become increasingly relevant in dentistry, as the cosmetic demands of patients increase. Determining the appropriate esthetic dimensions of the maxillary anterior teeth is an important aspect in fixed and removable prosthodontics. The proportion of facial structures and the relationship between facial measurements and natural teeth could provide additional guidance in selecting denture teeth as well as in determining ideal teeth size for fixed restorations. There have been many publications on this topic, however, the subjects in these studies have been mostly selected from the Caucasian race. With the increasing diversity of the American population there is a need to gain more data on tooth sizes and their proportions among multiple races.
The purpose of this study was to investigate if there is a relationship between the mesiodistal dimensions of the six maxillary anterior teeth and the following facial dimensions: bizygomatic width, interpupillary distance, intercanthal distance, interalar width and intercommissural width among the three different races (Asian, Black and White).
School of Dentistry
Kattadiyil, Mathew T.
Baba, Nadim Z.
Goodacre, Charles J.
Strutz, Judith M.
Master of Science (MS)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Odontometry; Cephalometry; Anatomic Landmarks; Face - Anatomy & histology
Subject - Local
Dental esthetics; Tooth proportions; Asians; African Americans; Caucasians; Maxillary Anterior Teeth
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Parciak, Ewa, "Comparison of Maxillary Anterior Teeth Width to Facial Dimensions among Three Races" (2015). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 316.
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