Evaluating the validity of Golden Proportion, RED (Recurring Aesthetic Dental) Proportion and Golden Percentage in Maharashtrian Population

  • Sanjay Nilawar Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra
  • Antariksha Dod Post-Graduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra
  • Anil Kumar K Reader, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra
  • Amrita Pandita Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra
  • Swapnil Raut Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra
Keywords: Golden proportion, Recurring Aesthetic Dental (RED) proportion, Golden Percentage

Abstract

Context: A pleasing dental aesthetics is achieved by the maxillary anterior teeth. Restoring harmonious proportion between widths of maxillary anterior teeth is an important part of aesthetic dentistry. RED proportion and Golden Percentage are new guidelines introduced in this regards.

Aims: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of Golden Proportion, RED proportion and Golden Percentage in maxillary anterior teeth in Maharashtrian population.

Methods and Material: Dentulous stone casts of maxillary arch were made of college students who met the inclusion criteriae. Total of 100 students representing Maharashtrian population were included. The width of the anterior teeth was measured using digital calliper.

Statistical analysis used: The data obtained from all the above methods was entered into Microsoft Excel sheet and statistically analyzed using SPSS statistical package(SPSS 18; IBM Corp, Armonk, NY).

Results: Golden Proportion and RED proportion failed to validate in Maharashtrian population and so were considered unfavourable methods to determine the width of upper anterior teeth.

Conclusions: By adjusting the percentage Golden proportion theory could be applied to the Maharashtrian population for better aesthetics taking into consideration the ethnicity of the population.

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Published
2016-06-03
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Nilawar S, Dod A, K AK, Pandita A, Raut S. Evaluating the validity of Golden Proportion, RED (Recurring Aesthetic Dental) Proportion and Golden Percentage in Maharashtrian Population. AMS [Internet]. 3Jun.2016 [cited 21Feb.2020];2(8):124-6. Available from: http://asdpub.com/index.php/ams/article/view/298
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