Talon cusp affecting primary dentition in two siblings: A case report

S.K. Mallineni, N.M. Manan, C.K. Lee, Nigel King

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The term talon cusp refers to a rare developmental dental anomaly characterized by a cusp-like structure projecting from the cingulum area or cement-enamel junction. This condition can occur in the maxillary and mandibular arches of the primary and permanent dentitions. The purpose of this paper is to report on the presence of talon cusps in the primary dentition of two southern Chinese siblings. The 4 years and 2 months old girl had a talon cusp on her maxillary right primary central incisor, while her 2 years and 9 months old brother had bilateral talon cusps on the maxillary primary central incisors. The presence of this rare dental anomaly in two siblings has scarcely been reported in the literature and this may provide further evidence of a hereditary etiology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-213
JournalRomanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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