Journal of Dental Research and Review

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 217--220

Managing a facial talon: A rare morphological variation on maxillary permanent central incisor


Supreet Shirolkar, Monalisa Das, Khooshbu Gayen, Santanu Mukhopadhayay, Subir Sarkar, Somen Roychowdhury 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Khooshbu Gayen
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 2C, Dr. R.Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

Talon cusp or Eagle's Talon is a developmental anomalous structure that is thought to arise due to evagination of the coronal surface of a tooth before the commencement of calcification. The facial form of talon cusp is a rare morphological variation occurred on the facial surface of incisors that are often associated with clinical problems such as poor esthetic, soft tissue irritation, and caries susceptibility. We report a case of facial talon cusp on permanent maxillary right central incisor in a 9-year-old girl who visited our department with esthetic concern. The patient was managed with a minimally invasive approach by selective grinding followed by the application of fluoride varnish at a regular interval. Direct resin-based composite restoration performed to achieve esthetic rehabilitation, demonstrated satisfactory clinical and radiographic treatment outcomes.


How to cite this article:
Shirolkar S, Das M, Gayen K, Mukhopadhayay S, Sarkar S, Roychowdhury S. Managing a facial talon: A rare morphological variation on maxillary permanent central incisor.J Dent Res Rev 2021;8:217-220


How to cite this URL:
Shirolkar S, Das M, Gayen K, Mukhopadhayay S, Sarkar S, Roychowdhury S. Managing a facial talon: A rare morphological variation on maxillary permanent central incisor. J Dent Res Rev [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 3 ];8:217-220
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