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J Pak Dent Assoc. 2018; 27(3): 124-126


RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTER-CANTHAL DISTANCE TO INTER CANINE WIDTH OF MAXILLARY ANTERIOR TEETH IN PAKISTANI POPULATION

Muhammad Aamir Ghafoor Chaudhary, Aqsa Akhtar Khan, Alina Qureshi, Salman Ahmad.


Abstract

The objective of the present study was to determine the correlation between the intercanthal distance and the combined mesio distal width of maxillary six-anterior teeth in Pakistani population. It was a cross sectional study and was carried out from May 2016 to November 2016.
A total of 500 dentate subjects fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected from the department of Prosthodontics, Islamic International Dental College, Islamabad. The demographic information like age and sex were recorded and the informed consent was taken. The patients were seated at upright position and asked to look straight.
The intercanthal distance was measured as the distance between the medial angles (canthi) of the palpebral fissures laterally, using a Vernier caliper. The combined width of anterior teeth was measured using a dental floss placed from the distal surface of one canine to the distal surface of the other canine. The length of the floss was then measured using a Vernier Caliper.
Data collected was analyzed and correlated The measurements were recorded in a Proforma . The statistical results of this study have shown that there is no correlation between the intercanthal distance and the combined mesiodistal width of maxillary anterior teeth.It was concluded that the intercanthal distance is not a reliable predictor for the selection of the width of maxillary anterior teeth in the edentulous patients in Pakistani population

Key words: Intercanthal distance ,Intercanine distance , Esthetics ,Complete Denture ,teeth Arrangement






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