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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-96

A comparative study to evaluate the vertical position of maxillary central incisor and canine in relation to incisive papilla line

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Career Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Mayank Shah
Institute of Dental Sciences, Room No. 3, Faculty Residence, Pilibhit Bypass Road, Bareilly 243 006, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-1475.132534

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Objectives: The aim of the study was to determine the vertical distance of maxillary central incisor (CI) and maxillary canine (CA) from the incisive papilla (IP) line and their variation with age and sex. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 dentulous subjects following the inclusion and exclusion criteria were randomly selected from the local population. On the basis of gender and age, subjects were divided into four groups: M a , M b , F a and F b . Maxillary impressions of selected subjects were made and corresponding casts were retrieved. The cast was positioned on the surveyor and the center of IP was transferred to the labial side of maxillary right CI and CA regions with the help of analyzing rod of the surveyor and a line was drawn in this region which was referred to as "IP line." The measurements were made from the IP line to the mesio-incisal line angle of right maxillary CI-IP and cusp tip of right maxillary CA with the help of digital vernier caliper (CA to IP). Result: The mean vertical distance of maxillary CI-IP ranged from 6.31 ± 0.74 mm to 7.04 ± 0.87 mm and the mean vertical distance of maxillary CA-IP ranged from 5.83 ± 0.80 mm to 6.30 ± 0.82 mm. Conclusion: The CA position in relation to the IP line is more stable to its position than the CI position irrespective of age and sex.

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