International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part A
Inter commissural width as a guide for selection of maxillary anterior teeth in Saudi female population
AUTHOR(S): Muhammad Waqar Hussain, Talib Amin Naqash, Ayesha Nasser Al-Shahrani, Asrar Mohammed Al-Manie and Abrar Mohammed Al-Osbi
In situations with non-availability of pre extraction records, selection of artificial teeth for edentulous patients becomes difficult. Numerous guidelines have been proposed for determining the width of the maxillary anterior denture teeth. This study was undertaken to evaluate the use of inter commissural width as a guide for the selection maxillary anterior teeth in Saudi female population of Aseer region, KSA.
Materials and Methods: Ninety nine female Saudi subjects aged 18–35 were selected. Inter commissural width was measured directly on the participants of the study using digital caliper with precision of 0.01mm.Combined width of maxillary central incisors were measured indirectly on the cast with the help of dental floss and digital caliper.
Results: The mean values for inter commissural width and distance between the distal aspects of canines (combined width of maxillary anterior teeth) in females were 45.51mm and 49.81 mm. In addition, the correlation value between inter commissural width and the difference between inter commissural width and the distance between the distal surfaces of the canines in Saudi female participants was found to be statistically significant (r = 0.273, p-value = 0.018).
Conclusion: The findings of the study indicated that, to select the combined mesiodistal width of maxillary anterior teeth, inter commissural width of the required patient should be multiplied by 1.094.
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Muhammad Waqar Hussain, Talib Amin Naqash, Ayesha Nasser Al-Shahrani, Asrar Mohammed Al-Manie, Abrar Mohammed Al-Osbi. Inter commissural width as a guide for selection of maxillary anterior teeth in Saudi female population. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(2):33-35.