Talon cusp

Definition: Hyperplasia of the cingulum of an anterior tooth.

Radiographic Features:

Location: Any anterior tooth (primary or permanent dentition).

Edge: Well-defined.

Shape: Triangular, superimposed over crown of associated tooth.

Internal: Radiopaque, same radiopacity as enamel.

Other: None.

Number: Can be either single or multiple.

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Talon cusp

(left – note yellow line over cusp) (right – note triangular radiopacity)

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