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Mandibular talon cusp: a rare dental anomaly
  1. Mebin George Mathew
  1. Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mebin George Mathew; mebingmathew{at}


Talon cusp is a rare dental anomaly which consists of a supernumerary projection from the cingulum towards the incisal edge of the tooth. The cusp is made up of enamel and dentin but pulpal tissue may or may not be present. The occurrence of mandibular talon cusp is a rare entity with only 58 cases reported until now. This article reports a case of talon cusp on a mandibular central incisor along with a literature review of all mandibular talon cusp reported in history.

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  • Contributors MGM solely responsible for diagnosis, planning, conduct, reporting, conception and design, acquisition and interpretation of data.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.