The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society

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

The golden proportion - God«SQ»s building block for the world

Ravudai Singh, Kusum Datta 
 Department of Prosthodontics, Punjab Govt. Dental College, Amritsar, India

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H. No. 202, Diamond Avenue, Majitha Road Byepass, Amritsar. Punjab - 143 001

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.

How to cite this article:
Singh R, Datta K. The golden proportion - God's building block for the world.J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2008;8:6-9

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Singh R, Datta K. The golden proportion - God's building block for the world. J Indian Prosthodont Soc [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Apr 23 ];8:6-9
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