Usman Shakoor, Muhammad Azeem, Saqib Ali, Mehrin Fatima, Ahmad Liaqat, Zuhair Arif

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Frequency of Maxillary Midline Diastema in Pakistani Population

Usman Shakoor, Muhammad Azeem, Saqib Ali, Mehrin Fatima, Ahmad Liaqat, Zuhair Arif



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ABSTRACT

 

Maxillary midline diastema is of the common dental esthetic issues of patients presenting to various dental specialties. The aim of present study was to find out the frequency of maxillary midline diastema in patients presenting various dental hospitals/institutes of Punjab, Pakistan, from 2016-2020. Total 1139 patients having permanent dentition completed were examined in OPD as per selection criteria. The results showed that frequency of maxillary midline diastema was found to be 11.32%, out of which 65.11% were females and 34.88% were males. Thus it was concluded that maxillary midline diastema is not an uncommon dental issue with a frequency of 11.30% in our studied population and it was found to be more common in females.

Keywords: Maxillary Midline Diastema; Frequency; Prevalence. 



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