In Medit ClinicCAD, you can create inlays for treating cervical abrasions; we refer to them as 'cervical inlays'. The final design of a cervical inlay includes three components: an inlay, a setting guide, and a setting guide grip.
The setting guide and the grip are designed to assist restoration placement and can be easily removed afterward. The setting guide will be created automatically about 1 or 2 mm from the abrasion area. If needed, you can modify it by editing its margin. The setting guide grip is optional and can be added at the final design step.
There are several reasons why inlays may be more advantageous than resin fillings:
- more secure bond in areas of extensive cervical loss
- less discoloration over time
- more durable than traditional fillings
- eases and shortens the treatment process
Register "Offset Substructure" in the Medit Link form*. Then, run the app and select the Prepared Data module.
*The offset substructure is temporarily used to register cervical inlays in the form.
- Draw a margin for the inlay. The setting guide margin will be created automatically. (If automatic creation fails, manually draw the setting guide margin, leaving about 1 or 2 mm between the two.)
Adjust the insertion path arrow to face toward you and click "Next."
- In the final step, you can add the grip that will assist holding the inlay design when setting. For this, turn on "Setting Guide Grip" on the right. Or you can substitute the grip for supports later in your printer software.
Click "Complete" to save the inlay design. The app will double-check with you on the grip.