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Potsangbam D, Agarwal N, Jabin Z, Anand A. Observation and Assessment of the Parameters of Facial Esthetics in 6-year-old Children with Healthy Dentition. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2023; 16 (4):608-611.
Aim: This study was conducted to observe and assess the dental and facial parameters of esthetics in children with healthy dentition and evaluate whether they are comparable to those of adults.
Materials and methods: An observational study included 70 children with ages ranging from 5 to 6 years who had come to the Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Institute of Dental Studies & Technologies, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, with intact primary dentition. Standardized photographs of the children were taken and evaluated. Their facial and dental parameters were recorded and compared to that of those of adults.
Result: The relation of tooth and facial components was established, and it was found that they were not in the same proportion as those of adults.
Conclusion: The proportions of facial and dental parameters of esthetics of children at 6 years of age are different from those of adults.
Clinical significance: Since esthetic rehabilitation of primary teeth is becoming an important requisite of successful dental treatment, it is important to establish a standard guideline of dental and facial parameters for children for prosthetic rehabilitation.
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