Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Smile line


LasyaGenji .; Dr. KeerthiSasanka. L; Dr. Raghu Sandhya

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1683-1690

Esthetic veneers are thin custom made shells that cover the labial part of the anterior teeth. They are also known as dental veneers, porcelain veneers, porcelain laminate veneers. They are used to mask the tooth discoloration, further used to the teeth which are worn out, chipped, broken, uneven or irregular in shaped teeth. For the success of esthetic veneers proper preparation design is needed. The aim of the study was to evaluate errors while preparing designs for esthetic veneers. We reviewed patients records, analysed data of 400 patients between June 2019 to March 2020 and clinical findings were recorded. The data was then tabulated in microsoft excel. Chi square test was used for comparison of groups. Within the limitations of the study, we found that the clinical errors surfaced after evaluation are moderately low. This shows a positive outcome of the esthetic veneer treatment.


Asha.S. Hariharan; Subhabrata Maiti; Rakshakan V

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2004-2013

Canine is the cornerstone of the arch, and has a strategic position . The current study involves assessment of attractiveness of smile based on canine shape and position.The study was done in a university hospital setting of Saveetha Dental College.The study was designed to be a cross sectional retrospective study. The study was based on the photographic analysis of the position, shape and prominence of canine and its effect on the perceived esthetics of the smile. 70 photographs of patients were selected from the institution's database, and evaluated. The perceived esthetics of each smile was graded on scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent aesthetics. The obtained data was tabulated and statistical analysis was done using SPSS( Version 23) .There was a statistically significant association with the position(p=0.012) and shape(p=0.006) and cervical prominence of the canine(p=0.000) with the perceived esthetics. The position and characteristics of the canine play a major role in the perception of aesthetics of the smile. A better understanding of these factors could highly improve the process of teeth selection or the rehabilitation of smiles


Tulsani Minal Gopal; Subhashree R

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2041-2048

The biofunctional prosthetic system (BPS) is designed in such a way that there is better comfort, function and aesthetic to the patient. The impression making and recording the maxillomandibular relation is a standardised in BPS method, this makes the dentist to understand the subject and makes things easier. There are 4 clinical procedures in BPS technique, which reduces the appointment time for the patient. With all the shortcomings of conventional complete denture and advantages of biofunctional prosthesis, we conducted a retrospective analysis of aesthetic outcome of complete denture constructed with biofunctional prosthetic system conducted in private university setup. A retrospective study was done in which 45 BPS dentures were placed from 1 June 2019 till 1 March 2020 were included. Data was reviewed from the patients records and analysed the data of 86,000 patients between June 2019 and March 2020 that were documented in a private institute. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics. Chi Square test and Pearson’s correlation was done for assessing the correlation between age and all the parameters checked, and between gender and all the parameters. Out of 45 patients, 44.4% BPS dentures were fabricated for the age group of 61-70 years. 51.1% of the patients were Males. Out of the total population for 55.6% of the population square shaped teeth were used and for 44.4% of the population tapered teeth were used. 53.3% of the population had premolar to premolar smile, while 31.1% of the population had molar to molar and 15.6% had canine to canine smile. In 82.2% of the teeth setting, the intercanine width matched the interalar width. 37.8% of the population had complete exposure of anterior teeth on smiling. According to our reviewers 62.2% of patients' smiles were attractive. From the present study, it can be concluded that the shape of the teeth showed a significant difference in perception among the individuals whereas the other parameters showed no difference.