Adhesive composite inlays for the restoration of cracked posterior teeth associated with a tongue bar

Pract Periodontics Aesthet Dent. 1998 May;10(4):453-60; quiz 461.


While body piercing has become fashionable in contemporary society, numerous health risks are directly related to this trend. Tongue piercing in particular presents several concomitant complications for the attending clinician, including the possibility of soft tissue infection or damage to the natural dentition or existing restorations. Clinicians must be proficient in the selection of the proper materials and techniques utilized to treat affected patients. This article details a comprehensive clinical protocol for the use of adhesive composite inlay restorations for cracked posterior teeth.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bicuspid / injuries
  • Cracked Tooth Syndrome / etiology
  • Cracked Tooth Syndrome / therapy*
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent / methods
  • Foreign Bodies / complications*
  • Humans
  • Inlays*
  • Male
  • Self Mutilation / complications*
  • Tongue / injuries