Buccal and palatal talon cusps with pulp extensions on a supernumerary primary tooth

SIRACI E. , Gungor H. C. , TANER B., Cehreli Z. C.

DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, vol.35, no.6, pp.469-472, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1259/dmfr/64715224
  • Page Numbers: pp.469-472


This paper reports an unusual occurrence of talon cusp on a supernumerary primary incisor, presenting on both labial and palatal sides. The tooth was scheduled for extraction due to its interference with the occlusion. Morphometric analysis of the taloned cusps was performed on digitized replicas of the tooth crown using open-source image analysis toolkit (ImageJ). Further nondestructive investigation of the taloned crown under cone-beam X-ray computed tomography revealed pulpal extensions in both talon cusps.