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Composite is a tooth coloured material made of plastic, glass, ceramic and quartz. Composite is mainly used for fillings in the frontal and side tooth area or for tooth corrections. The material is being applied in multiple layers, then shaped and permanently sealed together with the tooth, with the use of a unique glueing technique.
An inlay is a filling, which is mainly being used after a great caries damage and is shaped after a dental impression. There are two possibilites to construct the inlay: it can either be constructed at the dental laboratory and afterwards placed by the dentist or be constructed instantly, in just one session, with the help of CEREC (Ceramic Reconstruction) or the CAD/CAM method (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manifacturing). In that case, instead of the common method of taking a dental impression, a camera will take a three-dimensional impression of the prepared tooth, within just a few seconds. According to the recorded data, a grinding maschine constructs the work piece out of a ceramic block, in less than 20 minutes. With the use of the CAD/CAM method, ceramic veneers and ceramic crowns can also be produced.