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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 425979, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/425979
Case Report

Talon Cusp Type I: Restorative Management

1Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, HGU, University of Cuiabá, 78016-000 Cuiabá, MT, Brazil
2School of Dentistry, Cruzeiro do Sul University (UNICSUL), 08060-070 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
3School of Dentistry, University Center of Grande Dourados (UNIGRAN), 79824-900 Dourados, MS, Brazil

Received 9 February 2015; Accepted 15 April 2015

Academic Editor: Carla Evans

Copyright © 2015 Rafael Alberto dos Santos Maia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The teeth are formed during intrauterine life (i.e., gestation) during the odontogenesis stage. During this period, the teeth move until they enter the oral cavity. This course covers various stages of dental development, namely, initiation, proliferation, histodifferentiation, morphodifferentiation, and apposition. The talon cusp is an anomaly that occurs during morphodifferentiation, and this anomaly may have numerous adverse clinical effects on oral health. The objective of this study was to report a case of “Talon Cusp Type I” and to discuss diagnostic methods, treatment options for this anomaly, and the importance of knowledge of this morphological change among dental professionals so that it is not confused with other morphological changes; such knowledge is required to avoid unnecessary surgical procedures, to perform treatments that prevent caries and malocclusions as well as enhancing aesthetics, and to improve the oral health and quality of life of the patient.