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.”
- epithelial i. SYN: i. graft.
- gold i. a gold restoration fabricated by casting in a mold made from a wax pattern; the restoration is sealed in the prepared cavity with dental cement.
- porcelain i. a fused porcelain restoration luted in a cavity prepared in a tooth.

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in·lay 'in-.lā n
1) a tooth filling shaped to fit a cavity and then cemented into place
2) a piece of tissue (as bone) laid into the site of missing tissue to cover a defect

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1. a substance or piece of tissue placed within a tissue, generally to replace a defect. For example, a bone graft may be inlaid into an area of missing or damaged bone, or an aortic prosthesis placed using an inlay technique within an aneurysm.
2. (in dentistry) a rigid restoration inserted into a tapered cavity in a tooth. It is held in place with a cement lute. While cast gold has been the most widely used material, porcelain and composite resin are also used.

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in·lay (inґla) 1. material, such as bone or skin, inserted into a tissue defect. 2. a dental restoration made outside of a tooth to correspond with the form of a prepared cavity and then cemented into the tooth.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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