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Aesthetic Preference in the Transverse Orientation of the Occlusal Plane in Rehabilitation: Perspective of Laypeople and Dentists

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FP-I3ID, FCS, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, 4249-004 Porto, Portugal
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FP-I3ID, Instituto de Investigação, Inovação e Desenvolvimento, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, 4249-004 Porto, Portugal
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Porto Dental Institute, 4150-518 Porto, Portugal
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Department of Periodontology, Universidad de Sevilla, 41009 Seville, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(22), 12258; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182212258
Received: 11 October 2021 / Revised: 10 November 2021 / Accepted: 20 November 2021 / Published: 22 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Topic State-of-the-Art Dentistry and Oral Health)
The present study had a convenience sample with 236 laypeople and 242 dentists who completed an online questionnaire to choose the most attractive image among six pairs for comparison. Control image: symmetric (parallelism between occlusal plane (OP), commissural line (CL), and interpupillary line (IL)). Change of Control, obtaining three images with a 3-degree inclination of the labial commissures. Image A: OP parallel to IL; Image B: OP parallel to CL; Image C: OP at 1.5 degree mean angulation between IL and CL. Non-parametric comparison (IBM© SPSS Statistics vs. 27.0, p < 0.05). The “Dentists” group’s decreasing order of preference (attractiveness) of the images is: Control > A > C > B (p < 0.05). In the “Lay” group, it is: Control > A > (C not ≠ B). Dentists significantly prefer more the Control and Image A than laypeople (p < 0.001). Sex (single exception in laypeople), age, and dentist’s area of activity did not interfere in the perception of attractiveness. Dentists and laypeople preferred the Control when compared to images with CL canted. In the existence of CL inclination, the preference of the groups was the IL as a reference for OP orientation, with the mean angulation or coincident with the CL being considered less aesthetic. View Full-Text
Keywords: prosthodontics; dental esthetics; occlusal plane canting; commissural lines; interpupillary line; facial asymmetry; laypeople; dentists prosthodontics; dental esthetics; occlusal plane canting; commissural lines; interpupillary line; facial asymmetry; laypeople; dentists
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Carvalho, A.L.; Costa, L.G.; Martins, J.M.; Manso, M.C.; Gavinha, S.; Herrero-Climent, M.; Ríos-Carrasco, B.; Falcão, C.; Ribeiro, P. Aesthetic Preference in the Transverse Orientation of the Occlusal Plane in Rehabilitation: Perspective of Laypeople and Dentists. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 12258. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182212258

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Carvalho AL, Costa LG, Martins JM, Manso MC, Gavinha S, Herrero-Climent M, Ríos-Carrasco B, Falcão C, Ribeiro P. Aesthetic Preference in the Transverse Orientation of the Occlusal Plane in Rehabilitation: Perspective of Laypeople and Dentists. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(22):12258. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182212258

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Carvalho, Ana Lidia, Liliana Gavinha Costa, Joana Meneses Martins, Maria Conceição Manso, Sandra Gavinha, Mariano Herrero-Climent, Blanca Ríos-Carrasco, Carlos Falcão, and Paulo Ribeiro. 2021. "Aesthetic Preference in the Transverse Orientation of the Occlusal Plane in Rehabilitation: Perspective of Laypeople and Dentists" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 22: 12258. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182212258

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