Prostheses, Dental, Fixed, Inlay
Definition : Dental prostheses designed to fit into a prepared dental cavity (i.e., inlays) to restore one tooth. Inlays are precision fitted and cemented to the surrounded intact tooth so that the patient cannot remove them. These prostheses (i.e., intracoronal restorations) are typically custom-made devices made of cast metal alloys (e.g., medium-hard gold), synthetic (e.g., acrylic) resins, or ceramics. Inlays are used to restore tooth contours and function; they are not intended to anchor fixed partial dental prostheses.
Entry Terms : "Inlays, Dental" , "Dental Inlays" , "Intracoronal Dental Restorations"
UMDC code : 23608