Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
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

Correspondence Address:
Amit D Hindocha
Department of Prosthodontics, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, 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.


How to cite this article:
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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