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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-9

The golden proportion - God's building block for the world

Department of Prosthodontics, Punjab Govt. Dental College, Amritsar, India

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Ravudai Singh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.43246

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The golden proportion has been known since a long time and is considered a proportion often cited as occurring frequently in nature. It has been described by many artists, mathematicians, scientists and philosophers. The proportion encompasses both living and nonliving entities; even artificial components and structures appear to be directed to conform to the golden proportion. It appears that humans are genetically programmed to recognize this proportion as pleasing since it explains beauty and is related to the science of numbers. The ideal proportion is related directly to the golden proportion that ranges from 1 to 1.618. The golden proportion is considered a universal standard for facial beauty, and its use may help simplify the diagnosis of facial and dental disharmonies, and treatment using this standard will help restore optimal facial esthetics.

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