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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 5843231, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5843231
Case Report

Comprehensive and Conservative Management of Talon Cusp: A New Technique

1Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, M. P. Dental College, Hospital and Oral Research Institute, Vishwajyoti Ashram, Munjmahuda, Vadodara, Gujarat 390011, India
2Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, M. P. Dental College, Hospital and Oral Research Institute, Vishwajyoti Ashram, Munjmahuda, Vadodara, Gujarat 390011, India
3Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Received 30 July 2016; Revised 21 November 2016; Accepted 4 December 2016

Academic Editor: Maria Beatriz Duarte Gavião

Copyright © 2016 Ankit Arora 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

Talon cusp is a common dental anomaly affecting maxillary central incisors. Gradual grinding of this additional cusp is commonly followed now. Advocated below is a new technique explaining the use of air abrasion and putty index during the stepwise reduction of the cusp. The technique is advantageous in preventing patient discomfort and tracking the amount of reduction in a predictable way.