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inlay

 [in´la]
material laid into a defect in tissue; in dentistry, a filling made outside the tooth to correspond with the cavity form and then cemented into the cavity.

in·lay

(in'lā),
1. In dentistry, a prefabricated restoration sealed in the cavity with cement.
2. A graft of bone into a bone cavity.
3. A graft of skin into a wound cavity for epithelialization.
4. In orthopedics, an orthomechanical device inserted into a shoe; commonly called an arch support.

inlay

/in·lay/ (-la) material laid into a defect in tissue; in dentistry, a filling made outside the tooth to correspond with the cavity form and then cemented into the tooth.

inlay

(ĭn′lā′, ĭn-lā′)
n.
Dentistry A solid filling, as of gold or porcelain, fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.

in·lay′er n.

inlay

[in′lā]
Etymology: L, in, within; AS, lecan, lay
1 material, such as bone or skin, inserted into a tissue defect.
2 (in dentistry) a restoration made outside of a tooth to correspond with the form of a prepared cavity and then cemented into the tooth.

inlay

Dentistry A cemented restoration made to fit an internal/external preparation necessitated by loss of healthy tooth structure. See Cosmetic dentistry, Filling.

in·lay

(in'lā)
1. dentistry A prefabricated restoration sealed into the prepared cavity with cement.
2. A graft of bone into a bone cavity.
3. A graft of skin into a wound cavity for epithelialization.
4. orthopaedics An orthomechanical device inserted into a shoe; more commonly called an "arch support."

inlay

Dental restorative material that is cemented into a prepared cavity in a tooth.

Inlay

A filling that is made outside of the tooth and the cemented into place.

in·lay

(in'lā)
1. In dentistry, prefabricated restoration sealed into cavity with cement.
2. Graft of bone into a bone cavity.
3. A graft of skin into a wound cavity for epithelialization.

inlay,

n 1. a restoration of metal, fired porcelain, or plastic made to fit a tapered cavity preparation and fastened to or luted into it with a cementing medium.
v 2. to perform such a procedure.
inlay furnace,
inlay resin,
inlay, setting,
n the procedure of fitting a casting to a preparation; adjusting the occlusal function and contact areas; securing the proper, clean dry field; cementing the cleaned, polished casting in an aseptic, dry prepared cavity; and completing the final finishing and polishing of the restoration.
inlay wax,
n See wax, inlay.