Revisiting the Maxillary Teeth in 384 Subjects Reveals A Deviation From the Classical Aesthetic Dimensions
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Melo, M., Ata-Ali, F., Huertas, J., Cobo, T., Shibli, J. A., Galindo-Moreno, P., & Ata-Ali, J. (2019). Revisiting the Maxillary Teeth in 384 Subjects Reveals A Deviation From the Classical Aesthetic Dimensions. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-9.
Dental esthetics need to be defined from the scientific perspective in order to obtain predictable treatment outcomes and avoid the effects of subjectivisms on the part of the dental profesional. It can be deduced that the ideal dimensions in the maxillary anterior sector are difficult to establish. Therefore, the primary purpose of this study was to define the dimensions of the maxillary anterior teeth and the relationships between them. In addition, an analysis was made to reinvestigate whether they complied with the Golden proportion, the RED (Recurrent Esthetic Dental) proportion and the Golden percentage. A total of 2304 tooth corresponding to 384 subjects were evaluated. The central incisor presented a mean width of 8.58 mm and a height of 9.35 mm, while the lateral incisor presented a width of 6.69 mm and a height of 7.75 mm. The mean width of the canine was 7.69 mm, with a height of 8.68 mm. The teeth revisited in this study did not comply with the ideal dimensions in the anterior maxillary sector as established by the Golden proportion, Golden percentage and RED. The information obtained from this study can be clinically applied to restore the dimensions during periodontal surgery, restorative dentistry and prosthetic rehabilitation.