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Relationship Between Intercanthal Distance To Inter Canine Width of Maxillary Anterior Teeth in Pakistani Population - JPDA

Relationship Between Intercanthal Distance To Inter Canine Width of Maxillary Anterior Teeth in Pakistani Population

 

Muhammad Aamir Ghafoor Chaudhary1                                            BDS, FCPS

Aqsa Akhtar Khan2                                                                    BDS

Alina Qureshi3                                                                           BDS

Salman Ahmad3                                                                         BDS, FCPS

OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship of Inner canthal distance to inner canine width of maxillary anterior teeth in Pakistani population.

STUDY DESIGN: Cross Sectional Study Place & Duration: Study was conducted over a period of six months at the department of Prosthodontics, Islamic Innernational Dental College,Riphah Innernational University, Islamabad

METHODOLOGY: A total of 500 dentate subjects were selected from the department of Prosthodontics,. The exclusion criteria included the subjects with history of orthodontic treatment, extractions, drifting and attrition of the teeth. Subjects having any restoration in upper anterior segment, any facial deformity, crowding or spacing of anterior teeth were also excluded. The informed consent was taken. The patients were seated in the upright position and were asked to look straight. The inner canthal distance was measured using the digital caliper. The inner canine width was measured with the help of dental floss placed from the distal surface of canine of one side to the distal surface of the canine of the opposite side. Both the parameters were measured three times by the single person to ensure the accuracy and the mean was taken. The measurements were recorded in a predesigned Proforma.

RESULTS: The statistical results of this study showed that there was no correlation between the inner canthal distance and the combined mesiodistal width of maxillary anterior teeth

CONCLUSION: It was concluded that the inner canthal  distance was not a reliable predictor to select maxillary anterior teeth width for edentulous patients in the study group

KEY WORDS: Intercanthal distance ,Intercanine distance , Esthetics ,Complete Denture ,teeth Arrangement.

HOW TO CITE: Chaudhary MAG, Khan AA, Qureshi A, Ahmad S. Relationship between intercanthal distance to inter canine width of maxillary anterior teeth in pakistani population. J Pak Dent Assoc 2018;27(3):124-26.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25301/JPDA.273.124

Received: 06 Novemeber 2017, Accepted: 16 April 2018