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Quintessence Int 32 (2001), No. 4     1. Apr. 2001
Quintessence Int 32 (2001), No. 4  (01.04.2001)

Page 283-286


Bilateral talon cusp: Case report
Soares, Andresa Borges / de Araújo, Juliana Julianellí / de Sousa, Simone Maria Galvão / Veronezi, Maria Cecília
Talon cusp is an uncommon condition often present in the maxillary incisors and mandibular premolars. Morphologically, this anomaly has a well-delineated cusp that extends at least half the distance from the cementoenamel junction or cingulum area to the incisal edge. The alteration can cause clinical problems such as caries or occlusal interference. Management of the talon cusp varies according to the circumstances of the individual case and should be as conservative as possible. Presented is a case of bilateral bifid talon cusp in maxillary central incisors that was successfully managed with conservative therapy.