Any soft solid wax used in dentistry for patterns of all types and for many other purposes; most are basically paraffin but are modified by addition of gum dammar, carnauba wax, or other ingredients, to meet various requirements.
inlay wax is particularily used in the fabrication fo case metal restorations through the creation of a wax pattern of the restoration. the wax is classified as type i, used to for direct wax patterns in the mouth, and type II, used to prepare wax patterns on dyes. this wax is supplied in small sticks or premade shapes, in tins, or as buld wax chunks
Synonym: inlay wax.