Teeth are specialized structural components of the craniofacial skeleton.
Developmental defects occur either alone or in combination with other birth defects.
Macrodontia of anterior teeth may occur as an isolated condition or as a result of fusion or gemination and can occur in the primary or permanent dentition.
Fusion is more commonly seen in the anterior maxillary region. This case presentation reports a case of fusion of a supplemental tooth to one in the normal series in conjunction with a talon cusp.
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This condition is extremely rare and has been reported at fourth occasion in the literature.
The etiology, prevalence, clinical features, and management of the aforementioned anomalies have been reviewed in detail.
Early diagnosis of this condition is important because it may cause clinical problems, such as esthetic concerns and tooth crowding.
Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Shalini Gupta, Ankita Tandon, Anil Chandra, Om Prakash Gupta