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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

February 1995
Volume 26 , Issue 2

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Talon cusp--Clinical significance and management: Case reports


Pages: 115-120
PMID: 7568721

Talon cusp is a rate dental anomaly manifested as an accessory cusplike structure on the tooth crown. This article reports four cases of taln cusp that caused clinical problems related to appearance, occlusal interference, tooth displacement, caries, and tongue irritation. The cases presented were associated with other dental abnormalities, suggesting per se that genetic inheritance may be the causative factor. Clinical and radiographic characteristics of this developmental anomaly and modes of treatment are described.

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