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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 131-134

Talon cusp management: Esthetic and occlusal balance

1 Army Dental Corps, Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Dental Surgery and Oral Health Sciences, Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Deepak Chauhan
MDS (Orthodontics), Army Dental Corps, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijor.ijor_13_21

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This report presents a case of talon cusp affecting the maxillary right upper central incisor. This developmental dental anomaly varies in frequency from 1% to 6% of the total population. Its occurrence affects the esthetics, occlusal harmony, leads to irritation of soft tissues and increased susceptibility to dental caries. The difficulties in the identification and scientific management are always a challenge for the orthodontist and general dentist. As it causes traumatic bite and occlusal imbalance, along with orthodontic treatment cusp reduction is always necessary. This case report allows comprehensive and conventional treatment approach for talon's cusp in a stepwise planned manner by conserving the vitality of the pulp, achieving maximum esthetic and occlusal balance along with avoiding patient discomfort.

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