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International Poster Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine



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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 14 (2012), No. 1     15. Mar. 2012

Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 2012, Vol 14 No 1, Poster 574


Illusion or Reality?

Language: English

PG student Dr. Minal Daga,Prof. Dr. Shashit Shetty B., Reader Dr. B. Gurudutt Nayak, Reader Dr. Manoj Hans,
B. R. Ambedkar University Agra, K. D. Dental College and Hospital, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India

9th to 12th December, 2012
25th FODI & 18th IES National Conference
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Illusion consists of changing perception to cause a tooth to appear different from what it actually is. Illusion enchances realism using three techniques:

Shaping & Contouring

Thinning Illusion

Fig. 1 Fig. 2
Fig. 3 Fig. 4
Fig. 5 Fig. 6
Fig. 7 Fig. 8

Arrangement of teeth

Widening Illusion

Fig. 9 Fig. 10
Fig. 11 Fig. 12

Shortening Illusion

Fig. 13 Fig. 14


Lengthening Illusion

Fig. 15 Fig. 16

Agening Illusion

Fig. 17 Fig. 18

Younger Illusion

Fig. 19  

Esthetics and function go hand in hand. The better the esthetics the better the function is likely to be and vice versa. Thus illusion enchances esthetics by conservative means.

This Poster was submitted by Dr. Minal Daga.

Correspondence address:
Dr. Minal Daga
B. R. Ambedkar University Agra
K. D. Dental College and Hospital, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
Room No. 4, P.O. Chittikara, NH-2, Delhi-Mathura Highway
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh-281001