Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Canine Position


ASSESSMENT OF ATTRACTIVENESS OF SMILE BASED ON CANINE SHAPE AND POSITION- A PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

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