An evaluation of closest speaking space using various sibilants amongst age groups of both sexes.

S. Bhat, K. Bhargava

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Closest speaking space plays a crucial role in the success of complete denture prosthesis. For proper phonetics, esthetic and comfort there should be minimum amount of separation between the incisal edges of upper and lower anterior teeth during speech. The present study shows that there is no significant variation in closest speaking space amongst different age groups of both sexes and between sibilants. However, there is a significant difference in closest speaking space amongst individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalIndian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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