Talon cusp: a review and two case reports on supernumerary primary and permanent teeth.

F. S. Salama, Carole M Hanes, Philip Jerry Hanes, M. A. Ready

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Resembling an eagle's talon in shape, the term talon cusp is applied to a morphologically well-delineated cusp that projects from the lingual surface of the primary or permanent anterior tooth and extends at least half the distance from the cementoenamel junction to the incisal edge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalASDC journal of dentistry for children
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1990


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  • Dentistry(all)

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