2018, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part D
Exploring the relationship of incisive papilla with maxillary canines in Kashmiri population: An original research
AUTHOR(S): Falak Naz, Jawahir Ahmad Ganai and Sandeep Kaur Bali
ABSTRACT:The dental profession has a huge responsibility to deliver aesthetic complete denture prosthesis for which proper positioning of artificial teeth is must. Positions of denture teeth are best determined using pre-extraction records, but most persons who seek complete denture construction in Kashmir do not have these records. In such situations, anatomic landmarks are frequently valuable in determining the positions of prosthetic teeth, the most common one being the incisive papilla. This study sought to describe the relationship between the incisive papilla and the maxillary canine teeth among Kashmiri population. Maxillary impressions were made in 100 dental students in Government Dental college and hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir. Casts were made and standardized to the horizontal plane. Photographic technique was used to determine the relationship between incisive papilla and inter-canine line on dental casts. The area on the incisive papilla where the inter-canine distance passed was noted. The results showed that the inter-canine line passed through the Middle third of incisive papilla in 52% of the total subjects. Gender had no significant effect on the relationship of the incisive papilla to the maxillary canine teeth. These results suggested that there is a relationship between the incisive papilla and maxillary canines aiding in their proper positioning. The clinical relevance of this study lies in application of incisive papilla as a starting point in the preliminary location of maxillary canine teeth during construction of dentures.
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Falak Naz, Jawahir Ahmad Ganai, Sandeep Kaur Bali. Exploring the relationship of incisive papilla with maxillary canines in Kashmiri population: An original research. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(4):237-239.