Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 496--499

The incisive papilla as a guide to maxillary anterior teeth position for complete dentures


Rosalin Kar1, Niranjan Mishra2, Debashish Pati2, Krishna Gopal Birmiwal2, Aparna Gupta3, Subhrajit Raut4 
1 Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, SCB Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SCB Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, HiTech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, HiTech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Niranjan Mishra
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SCB Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack - 753 007, Odisha
India

Context: The incisive papilla as a guide for complete dentures. Aims: To evaluate incisive papilla as a guide to maxillary anterior teeth position for complete dentures. Settings and Design: To measure the linear distances from the incisive papilla to the maxillary central incisors in Odia population and compare it to other ethnic groups. Subjects and Methods: The subjects were selected following inclusion & exclusion criteria. The impressions of maxillary & mandibular arches were taken and poured with die stone to produce the cast. The incisive papilla & incisors were marked on casts with a pencil. The photographs of casts were traced on an acetate tracing paper. The anterior-most points of maxillary incisors, anterior, middle & posterior-most points of incisive papillae were marked on the tracing as A, I1,M, I2 respectively. The A to M and A to I2 distances were measured, analysed and compared with Caucasians, Southern Chinese, and Dravidians. Statistical Analysis: Independent sample “t” test and Analysis of Variance followed by the post-hoc Bonferroni test were used. Results: A sample of 100 subjects in the age group of 20 to 40 years with was selected. The A to M measurements of Odia population differed significantly from Caucasians but were similar to Southern Chinese population. The A to I2 measurements of Odia population differed significantly from Caucasians & Dravidians but were similar to Southern Chinese. Conclusion: The linear measurements from incisive papilla to maxillary incisors of the Odia population are similar to that of Southern Chinese but differ significantly from Caucasians and Dravidians.


How to cite this article:
Kar R, Mishra N, Pati D, Birmiwal KG, Gupta A, Raut S. The incisive papilla as a guide to maxillary anterior teeth position for complete dentures.Indian J Dent Res 2019;30:496-499


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Kar R, Mishra N, Pati D, Birmiwal KG, Gupta A, Raut S. The incisive papilla as a guide to maxillary anterior teeth position for complete dentures. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];30:496-499
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