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Medicina Oral S. L.

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Medicina Oral Patologia Oral Y Cirugia Bucal

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Background: To adequately perform rehabilitation of edentulous patients by a complete removable dental prosthesis (CRDP) is from basic interest to dentists to understand the morphologic changes caused by re-establishment of a physiologic jaw relationship. Anthropometric analyses of standardized frontal view and profile photographs may help elucidate such changes. Material and Methods: Photographs of 31 edentulous patients were compared in relaxed lip closure and after insertion of a CRDP in stable occlusion. 2232 anthropometric distances were raised. Eighteen anthropometric indices reflecting the perioral morphology and its integration in the vertical facial harmony were investigated. Results: The intercanthal – mouth width index (p


Published version. Medicina Oral Patologia Oral Y Cirugia Bucal, Vol. 21, No. 4 (July 2016): E413-E419. DOI. © 2016 Medicina Oral S. L. Used with permission.