• Medicine
  • Published 2013

Characterization of dental anatomy and gingival biotype in Asian populations.

  title={Characterization of dental anatomy and gingival biotype in Asian populations.},
  author={Lee Sa and Kim Ac and Prusa La and K Satyanarayana Naik Rt},
Abstract Gingival and dental characteristics are risk factors for periodontal problems. With short or fused roots, a decreased periodontium results in some attachment loss, compromising periodontal stability. Similarly, with an increased incidence of thin gingival biotype, inflammatory and traumatic insults may result in gingival recession. Anecdotally, Asian dentitions have been described as having short roots with "thin gingiva". This cross-sectional study will utilize clinical data and… CONTINUE READING

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