Use of Facial Indicator for Choosing Anterior Teeth
Advances in Dentistry & Oral Health
: One of the major hurdles in clinical prosthodontics has been the selection and replacement of maxillary anterior teeth in the absence of pre-extraction records. The size of the maxillary central incisor is important since they are the most prominent teeth in the arch. Various methods are used to measure their size, including the size of the face, zygoma and chin to estimate the width and height by using "the facial indicator ". Objectives : To determine if a relationship exists between
... ists between intra-oral and extra-oral facial measurements in Arab population (Male) that could assist dental practitioners in selecting maxillary anterior teeth in the absence of pre-extraction records. Methods : A cross-sectional study design was used with a sample size of 84 participants from Ajman university dental college students who met the inclusion criteria. The width and height of the maxillary central incisors were measured using digital caliper. The facial indicator device used to decide the width and height of the face in an attempt to prove the existence of a direct relationship between the facial sizes ant the size of the natural maxillary central incisors. Results : Two readings were used and we compared between the two readings, there is slight similarity in the measuring of cast length only. There is slightly good interclass correlation in the cast length in average of two readings. Since p-value is slightly more than (.05) therefore the length of the central incisor on the cast can be determined from the facial length only. Conclusion : There is a relation between the lengths of the face with the length of the central incisors. Width of the face shows no relation with width of central incisor.