CORELATION OF FACIAL AND DENTAL MIDLINES IN DENTATE POPULATION OF NORTH BIHAR

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Dr Daya Shankar
Miss Vidushi Chandra
Dr Ravi Anjan
Dr Sheffali Kundra
Dr Shobhana Chandra
Dr Amit Bhatia
Dr Parineeta Sharma

Keywords

Cast, Deviation, Midline, Orthodontic treatments, Proportion, Prosthesis

Abstract

Background: In the current scenario, esthetics, especially An important reason for seeking oral and facial rejuvenation is its esthetics treatment from dental health professionals. Esthetics are subjectively assessed and may not always match the patient’s perception. However, there is an optimal appreciable deviation that can be acceptable with pleasing esthetics achieved through orthodontic, prosthodontic and cosmetic treatments.  The aim of this Several deviations between the midlines of the maxillary and mandibular jaws were measured during the study dental midlines in male and female subjects of Bihari population. The study included 600 subjects, out of which 300 males and 300 females were selected based on inclusion criteria. Photographs as well as diagnostic casts were made for each patient and statistically analyzed. The results suggest that around 80% of the North Bihari population have coinciding facial and maxillary midlines, which can be used as an authentic and suitable template for arranging maxillary teeth in prosthesis fabrication. A small deviation of 1-2 mm in mandibular midline is acceptable and can be used to provide a life-like appearance to the prosthesis.

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