Year : 2013 | Volume
: 24 | Issue : 6 | Page : 669--673
A cephalometric study to determine the plane of occlusion in completely edentulous patients
Amit D Hindocha1, Vikas N Vartak1, Aruna J Bhandari2, Mohit T Dudani1
1 Department of Prosthodontics, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
Aim: Determination of the plane of occlusion in completely edentulous patients with the help of the ala-tragus line (Camper«SQ»s plane) may be questioned. An attempt to devise an alternative method to determine the orientation of the plane of occlusion was made.
Materials and Methods: Cephalometric analysis was used to identify whether a correlation exists between the plane of occlusion of dentulous Indian individuals and other stable cranial landmarks.
Results: A negative correlation was found to exist between the occlusal Plane-FH plane angle and the porion-nasion-anterior nasal spine (PoNANS) angle.
Conclusions: From the derived mathematical correlation, it was concluded that the angulation of the occlusal plane in completely edentulous subjects may be determined by taking a cephalogram at the diagnostic stage. Further, the clinical applicability of the derived mathematical formula (while determining the plane of occlusion) was tested on completely edentulous patients.
Amit D Hindocha
Department of Prosthodontics, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra
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Hindocha AD, Vartak VN, Bhandari AJ, Dudani MT. A cephalometric study to determine the plane of occlusion in completely edentulous patients.Indian J Dent Res 2013;24:669-673
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Hindocha AD, Vartak VN, Bhandari AJ, Dudani MT. A cephalometric study to determine the plane of occlusion in completely edentulous patients. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Nov 12 ];24:669-673
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