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Title: Aesthetic perception of single implants placed in the anterior zone. A cross-sectional study
Author: Burgueño-Barris, Genís
Cortés Acha, Berta
Barbosa de Figueiredo, Rui Pedro
Valmaseda Castellón, Eduardo
Keywords: Implants dentals
Odontologia estètica
Avaluació de l'assistència mèdica
Dental implants
Dental aesthetic
Medical care evaluation
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2016
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Background: Several aesthetic indexes have been described to assess implant aesthetics. The aim of this study was to compare the aesthetic assessment made by dental professionals and students of single-tooth implants placed in the upper incisors. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional survey study using a subjective questionnaire to assess the aesthetics in 3 implant supported single-tooth cases in the anterior maxilla was performed. The interviewed subjects were divided into 4 groups: dentist with experience in implant treatment, dentists without experience in implants and 3rd and 5th year dental students. The questionnaire consisted of 2 visual analogue scales (VAS) to evaluate aesthetics, the pink esthetic score (PES), the white esthetic score (WES) and the simplified papilla index (PI). Results: One-hundred dentists and one-hundred dental students filled the aesthetic assessment questionnaire. The results showed that the subjects were more critical than reference values, specially concerning prosthetic issues. The differences between groups were more obvious in the case with the best result. On the other hand, few differences were detected in the remaining cases. Regarding soft tissue and crown features, experienced dentists in implant dentistry were the most demanding. Cronbach's Alpha showed values ≥ 0,8 in the questionnaire in every case, which indicates an adequate reliability. Conclusions: Dentists and dental students have different opinions when assessing aesthetics of single tooth implant supported cases. Experience and area of expertise seem to influence the evaluation of aesthetics in the anterior region.
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It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal, 2016, vol. 21, num. 4, p. e488-e493
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ISSN: 1698-4447
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