Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

DENTAL SCIENCE - RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 95--97

Relationship between occlusal plane and ala-tragus line in dentate individuals: A Clinical pilot study


Sanjna Nayar, S Bhuminathan, Wasim Manzoor Bhat, R Mahadevan 
 Department of Prosthodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Wasim Manzoor Bhat
Department of Prosthodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Many methods have been used to establish the occlusal plane in complete denture prosthodontics. However, no single method seems to be fully accepted. Anteriorly, esthetic considerations help define the occlusal plane, and posteriorly the tongue, retromolar pad, and Stenson«SQ»s duct are considered. Some dentists bisect the space between the residual ridges. The technique of using the ala-tragus line (Camper«SQ»s line) to establish the occlusal plane is well documented. However, definitions of the ala-tragus line cause confusion, because the exact points of reference do not agree. For example, the glossary of prosthodontic terms states that the ala-tragus line runs from the inferior border of the ala of the nose to the superior border of the tragus of the ear while Spratley«SQ» describes it as running from the center of the ala to the center of the tragus. This article concerns us the exact relationship between the occlusal plane and ala-tragus line in dentate individuals.


How to cite this article:
Nayar S, Bhuminathan S, Bhat WM, Mahadevan R. Relationship between occlusal plane and ala-tragus line in dentate individuals: A Clinical pilot study.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2015;7:95-97


How to cite this URL:
Nayar S, Bhuminathan S, Bhat WM, Mahadevan R. Relationship between occlusal plane and ala-tragus line in dentate individuals: A Clinical pilot study. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jun 18 ];7:95-97
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