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Original Article

Evaluation of the Application of Various Concepts of Teeth Selection among Dental Practitioners in Central India

Poorvi Jain, Surekha Godbole, Seema Sathe, Rakhi Shinde

Keywords : Cross-sectional study, Dental, Dental education, Dental students, Dentistry, Esthetic, Esthetic rehabilitation, Facial proportions, Maxillary anterior esthetics, Smile

Citation Information : Jain P, Godbole S, Sathe S, Shinde R. Evaluation of the Application of Various Concepts of Teeth Selection among Dental Practitioners in Central India. 2023; 13 (1):11-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-1025

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-07-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Introduction: The most important factor for the patients coming to the dentist for rehabilitation with the prosthesis is the way they look and the way their smile is perceived. The basic requirement of any patient is the desire for “life-like” appearance of the prosthesis. One of the most significant challenges was to discover how often all the concepts of teeth selection can be practically applied in daily practice and to evaluate their application among dental practitioners. Materials and methods: A questionnaire was circulated on the Google platform as a form of survey to determine the application of various concepts of teeth selection among dental practitioners. It was statistically evaluated on the basis of the majority of answers given. Correlation between the knowledge, attitude, and experience-based questions was determined. Results: A statistically significant correlation was found between the knowledge-based, attitude-based, and experience-based questions. There was a linear correlation seen as a graphical representation. The way knowledge, attitude, and experience of the dental practitioners affect the treatment was also determined and correlated. Conclusion: Esthetic rehabilitation is a wholesome process. All the factors should be given equal importance at every step from selection of the teeth to the teeth arrangement and the final results. Knowledge of all the concepts of teeth selection is important to add to the experience and attitude of the dentist. A combination of all the three values of the dental practitioner is the need of the hour to provide the superior esthetics to the patient.

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