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International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry  (English Edition)
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Int J Esthet Dent 6 (2011), No. 1     11. Feb. 2011
Int J Esthet Dent 6 (2011), No. 1  (11.02.2011)

Page 88-93, PubMed:21403929


The Distances Between the Facial and Palatal Papillae in the Maxillary Anterior Dentition
Nozawa, Takeshi / Yamaguchi, Satoshi / Ookame, Yasuhisa / Shimada, Koichi / Tanaka, Koji / Ito, Koichi
This study examined the distances between the facial and palatal papillae (DFPP) in the maxillary anterior dentition. A total of 360 filled interdental papillae in 72 study models were examined (Group A: 36 young patients, Group B: 36 adult patients). The DFPP was measured directly on alginate impressions. In Group A, the average DFPP was 1.27 ± 0.6, 1.53 ± 0.42, and 1.83 ± 0.56 mm between the central incisors (CI-CI), central and lateral incisors (CI-LI), and lateral incisor and canine (LI-CA), respectively. In Group B, the respective average DFPPs were 1.3 ± 0.83, 1.38 ± 0.68, and 1.62 ± 0.58 mm. Within the limits of the present study, the average distances between the facial and palatal papillae seem to be useful for setting the proximal contact position.
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