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The Effect of Esthetic Crown Lengthening on Perceptions of a Patients Attractiveness, Friendliness, Trustworthiness, Intelligence, and Self-Confidence

The Effect of Esthetic Crown Lengthening on Perceptions of a Patients Attractiveness, Friendliness, Trustworthiness, Intelligence, and Self-Confidence

Malkinson S et al. – The aim of the study was to see if altering the amount of gingival display of patients would affect dental professionals’ and laypersons’ perceptions of the aforementioned social parameters. Excessive gingival display did positively affect how attractive a person’s smile is judged to be. In addition, how friendly, trustworthy, intelligent, and self–confident a person was perceived to be was inversely related to the amount of gingival display. Untrained laypeople were just as sensitive to these differences as senior dental students.

 

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