Definitions for "Inlays"
Inlays are a type of filling made in a dental laboratory. They can be made of porcelain or composite, both of which are tooth coloured or gold. They are custom-made to fit a specific tooth for a specific patient and involve a minimum of two visits. At the first visit, the tooth is prepared and an impression is taken of the preparation. The laboratory then make the inlay and the dentist fits it for the patient at the next visit.
a custom-made filling cemented into a tooth that has lost its health structure.
a cemented type of restoration which is made to fit an internal/external preparation resulting from the loss of healthy tooth structure.
Material set flush with a surface and locked in place via undercuts and sometimes adhesives. A decorative function.
Keywords:  knife, pocket, handles, material
Any material inlaid into the handles of a pocket knife.
Keywords:  ivory, wood, pieces, surface, level
To set pieces of wood or ivory, for example, into a surface, usually at the same level, to form a design.