Talon cusps in mandibular incisors: an unusual presentation in a child patient

Prasanna Kumar Rao, Shishir Ram Shetty, Rachana V. Prabhu, K.M. Veena, Laxmikanth Chatra & Prashanth Shenai
Talon cusp is a dental anomaly also known as an eagle’s talon. It is an extra cusp on an anterior tooth which arises as a result of evagination on the surface of a crown before calcification has occurred. The exact etiology is unknown. The incidence of talon cusp is less than 6%. Commonly involved teeth are maxillary incisors, usually unilateral but in some instances bilateral. The classical radiographical feature of talon cusp is double teeth...