The reverse claw: Report of an extremely rare facial talon cusp

Shruthi Hegde, Shishir Ram Shetty, Subhas Babu


Talon cusp is a rare developmental anomaly that occurs most commonly on the lingual side of the incisors. Occurrence of the labial talon cusp is rare in the dental literature. Till date only seven cases of isolated nonsyndromic labial talon cusps have been reported in the maxillary permanent dentition. However, a few cases of syndromic labial talon cusps and faciolingual talon cusps have been reported. The aim of our report is to highlight clinical and radiological features of this rare anomaly.

Key Words: Facial, labial, talon cusp


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