Aesthetic Management of a Mesio Labially Rotated Maxillary Lateral Incisor with Type I Palatal Talon Cusp

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It is a well delineated cusp like structure projecting from either lingual or facial surface of anterior teeth. The prevalence of talon cusp was reported to be between 1 to 8% [1,2]. Hattab et al [3] classified talon cusp into three types based on its size as Type I (Talon / true talon) – extends at least half the distance from cemento-enamel junction to the incisal edge Type II (Semi talon) - extends less than half the distance from cement-enamel junction to the incisal edge and Type III (Trace talon) enlarged or prominent cingula and their variations like conical, bifid or tubercle like. Palatal talon causes functional discrepancies like occlusal interference, periodontal problems due to excessive occlusal forces and temporo-mandibular joint pain where as a facial talon creates unaesthetic appearance. Treatment of talon cusp should be as conservative as possible depending on clinical problem encountered. We present esthetic correction of palatal type-1 talon on a mesio labially rotated maxillary left lateral incisor. Case Report: A 20 year old female patient reported to the Department Of Conservative Dentistry with a chief complaint of unpleasant appearance of an upper front tooth. Medical history was noncontributory. Intra…

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