Designing Cervical Inlay
In Medit ClinicCAD, you can create inlays for treating cervical abrasions; we refer to them as 'cervical inlays.'
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 </aside>
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 is an obligatory element that is 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 step.
The cervical inlay workflow includes only 2 steps: Margin & Insertion Path → Final Design.
To begin, register your inlay as "Offset Substructure" in the Medit Link form*. Then, run the app and select the Prepared Data module.
This is a temporary solution until the official app release.
In the first step, draw a margin for the inlay using the “Auto Creation” or “Manual Creation” tool. ”Auto Creation” draws a margin based on one clicked point; “Manual Creation”draws a margin based on multiple points.
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.
If needed, edit the created margins with the “Edit” tool. Utilize the other provided margin line tools to assist you in creating a more precise margin.
When editing, hold down the Ctrl/Command key and drag the mouse to make minor freehand corrections quickly.
After the margins are created, the insertion path arrow will appear. Adjust it to face toward you by dragging it with a mouse and click "Next."
Alternatively, you can rotate the 3D data and click “Set Arrow to Your Viewpoint” at the bottom.
In the next 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.
If you have a SprintRay 3D printer, you can transfer your restoration design from this step right into the RayWare Cloud. For this, use the “Print with SprintRay” at the bottom and follow the guidance on the screen. You must already have a RayWare Cloud account to use this feature.
If you encounter difficulties connecting to RayWare Cloud, please refer to the following troubleshooting guidelines:
- check your internet connection
- verify your login credentials (username and password)
- review your restoration design
If the issues persist, please reach out to SprintRay support.