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An Uncommon Dental Anomaly: Talon Cusp

Usha Hegde, J Paras Mull, Gazala Danish, Syed Nabeel

Citation Information : Hegde U, Paras Mull J, Danish G, Nabeel S. An Uncommon Dental Anomaly: Talon Cusp. World J Dent 2010; 1 (1):47-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1009

Published Online: 01-06-2010

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Talon cusp is an uncommon dental anomaly presenting as an accessory cusp. It is seen in both deciduous and permanent dentition and on lingual and facial surfaces of anterior teeth. It can occur unilaterally or bilaterally. The incidence of occurrence is more in maxillary teeth. It is usually asymptomatic but can pose functional and esthetic problems. This article presents the review of talon cusp in relation to its definition, etiopathogenesis, prevalence, clinical and histological findings, clinical implications, radiographic findings, classification and management aspects.

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