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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39-43

Importance of Consideration of Age and Gender during Prosthodontic Rehabilitation in the Anterior Esthetic Zone


1 Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Karnavati School of Dentistry, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, Karnavati School of Dentistry, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
3 Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Karnavati School of Dentistry, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
4 PG Student, Department of Prosthodontics, Karnavati School of Dentistry, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Sareen Duseja
Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Karnavati School of Dentistry, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Aim: To investigate the effect of age and gender on the degree of maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth display while speaking and smiling in Indian population. Materials and Method: A total of 120 subjects (63 females and 57 males) were included in this study. The subject was asked pronounced "ah"& "six" 3 times each sound, closing the mouth and resting between each sound. After these sounds, a smile was provoked. Each image was inserted into a separate slide of presentation software and measurements were taken. Results: There was a statistically significant difference in display of maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth owing to age and gender. Conclusion: Differences in tooth display in relation to aging and gender should be considered when providing esthetic treatment that involves replacement of anterior teeth.


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