Gingival Biotype Assessment in relation to varying tooth form – A Cross Sectional Study

Swapna, BV and Shetty, Sheetal and Shetty, Smitha S (2018) Gingival Biotype Assessment in relation to varying tooth form – A Cross Sectional Study. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 11 (12). pp. 5469-5473. ISSN 0974-3618

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Abstract

The role of gingival tissue in restorative dentistry is important in harmonizing esthetics and biological function. Gingival biotypes have been stated to be thick or thin. Patients with thin biotype are more susceptible to recession, inflammation, and compromised soft tissue response. The correct identification of gingival biotypes is important for the treatment of planning process in restorative and implant dentistry. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of different biotypes in individuals with varying forms of maxillary central incisors. A total of 150 students with age range of 18-21 years participated in the study. Clinical parameters including the papillary height, crown width/length ratio of the central incisors and gingival thickness were recorded by one examiner. The measurements were tabulated and evaluated. Females had thinner biotypes and short, wider form of maxillary central incisors. and males exhibited thicker biotype with long, narrower forms of maxillary central incisors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Central incisor; Papillary height; Thick biotype; Thin biotype
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2019 03:55
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 03:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153128

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