An unusual case of talon cusp on a geminated tooth

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Gündüz K., Açikgõz A.

Brazilian Dental Journal, vol.17, no.4, pp.343-346, 2006 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/s0103-64402006000400014
  • Journal Name: Brazilian Dental Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-346
  • Keywords: Case report, Children, Incisor anomalies, Tooth crown anomalies
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Talon cusp is a developmental anomaly seen on the lingual surface of anterior teeth. Gemination is an anomaly caused by a single tooth germ that attempted to divide during its development. These developmental anomalies may cause clinical problems including esthetic impairment, pain, caries and tooth crowding. This paper presents an unusual case of gemination accompanied by talon cusp in permanent dentition. The clinical and radiographic findings are described.