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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2015, 3(1), 13-16
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-3-1-4
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“T” Tooth: A Sporadic Labial Talons

Karthikeya Patil1, , Mahima V G1 and S. Shreenivas1

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, J S S Dental college, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Pub. Date: January 05, 2015

Cite this paper:
Karthikeya Patil, Mahima V G and S. Shreenivas. “T” Tooth: A Sporadic Labial Talons. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2015; 3(1):13-16. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-3-1-4


A talon cusp is a rare form of developmental anomaly characterized by a well-delineated additional cusp like projection located on the surface of an anterior tooth and extends at least half the distance from the cementoenamel junction to the incisal edge. It usually occurs on palatal and lingual surface of the anterior teeth. On rare occasions the cusp may project from the facial surface or from both surfaces of a single tooth. When it occurs on facial surface of anterior teeth, the prime consideration is aesthetics, plaque retention and function. Regular follow-up is required to avoid any periapical changes. Here we report a rare case of Labial Talon cusp in Maxillary Central Incisor of a 45 year old male patient found incidentally on routine clinical examination.

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