Follow Us      

LOGIN
 
Share Page:
Back

Volume 29 , Issue 5
September/October 2009

Pages 535-541


Perception of Maxillary Anterior Esthetics by Dental Professionals and Laypeople and Survey of Gingival Topography in Healthy Young Subjects

Ki-Yeon An, DDS/Ju-Yeon Lee, DDS, PhD/Sung-Jo Kim, DDS, PhD/Jeom-Il Choi, DDS, PhD


PMID: 19888497
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0876

The perceptions of dental professionals and laypeople were compared with respect to relative gingival marginal levels of the lateral incisors, flatness of the gingival margin of central incisors and its variations in horizontal locations, and interproximal contact length relative to gingival biotype. The distribution of tooth-gingiva topography in periodontally healthy subjects was also identified. A noticeable difference was observed between dental professionals and laypeople in their perception of maxillary anterior esthetic components. Normal distribution of the topographic features of anterior teeth and gingiva delineated an intermediate biotype between those preferred by dental professionals and those preferred by laypeople. The present study clearly indicates that dental professionals and laypeople demonstrated significant differences in their perceptions of dental esthetic components. These differences may influence the decision-making process by dental professionals with respect to designing the gingival levels of lateral incisors, the horizontal gingival contours of central incisors, and the shape of interproximal contact areas. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2009;29:535541.)


Full Text PDF File | Order Article

 

 
Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

© 2014 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc

PRD Home
Current Issue
Ahead of Print
Archive
Author Guidelines
About
Accepted Manuscripts
Submission Form
Submit
Reprints
Permission
Advertising
Quintessence Home
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
About Us
Contact Us
Help