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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 149-154

Atypical presentation of bilateral supplemental maxillary central incisors with unusual talon cusp


Department of Pedodontics, Narayana Dental College, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Sivakumar Nuvvula
Department of Pedodontics, Narayana Dental College, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore- 524 003, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.84689

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Delayed eruption of maxillary permanent central incisors in a child poses a distressing esthetic quandary to parents, by virtue of its location in the dental architecture. Well-aligned anterior teeth add confidence to smile and have enhanced self-esteem, which is critical even in early life. Impaction of the maxillary central incisors compared to third molars or the canines is less reported; bilateral supplemental maxillary central incisors related to impacted permanent maxillary central incisors are rare and one of the supplemental central incisors showing unusual talon is still infrequent. A case of impacted maxillary permanent central incisors related to supplemental maxillary central incisors, with one of them showing an unusual talon cusp, is presented.






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