The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incisive papilla as a guide to the maxillary central incisors and canine teeth position. The distance from the midpoint of the incisive papilla to the labial surface of the maxillary central incisors and the distance from the imaginary canine tip to canine tip line were measured using a thread, caliper, scale and a divider. Apart from that, the position of the incisive papilla from the canine tip line was noted. The results showed that the mean distance from the labial surface of the central incisor to the midpoint of the incisive papilla was 10.3 ± 1.0mm. In relation to the canine, the mean distance from the teeth of the canine and by using the middle portion of the incisive papilla as an imaginary line was 1.93 mm (± anteriorly or posteriorly). The clinical relevance of this study lies in its application of the incisive papilla as a starting point in the preliminary location of the maxillary incisor and canine during the construction of dentures as both can serve as a significant factor in tooth selection.
Key words: Incisive Papilla, Canine Line, Labial Support, Tooth Position.
Received: 12 September 2018 Revised: 23 October 2018 Accepted: 25 October 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Parithimar kalaignan, Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Vinayaka Missions Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
This article may be cited as: Kalaignan P, Mohan JS. Assessment of Maxillary Incisors and Canine Teeth Position by Incisive Papilla as a Guide. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(11):10-13.