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Is dental technology a good career? With a growing dental crown market, there’s never been a better time to get your degree.
Are you interested in becoming a dental technician or dental technologist? One of the jobs that dental technicians do is to make dental crowns that improve patients’ appearance, speech and their ability to chew. And there’s never been a better time to explore this career path.
Dental crowns have come a long way in recent years, with many looking just like real teeth. Advancements in technology mean dental crowns can now be tailored for the perfect fit, design and colour match, and the market is set to grow in the next few years.
The latest forecasts show us that the dental crown market is expected to grow by 6.8% (2020-2027), meaning the demand for highly skilled dental technicians will be on the rise.
This growth will be a result of a number of factors, including the prevalence and increased focus on quality cosmetic dentistry. While older crowns failed to mimic the aesthetic appearance of real teeth, today’s crowns are almost undetectable, and demand for realistic crowns is growing.
There’s also the use of crowns as a preventative measure, helping to protect weak teeth from breaking.
How has technology changed dental hygiene?
As well as crowns, dental technologists also work on developing products such as dentures and braces.
As a technician, your work not only contributes to the cosmetic desires of patients, but it impacts dental health as a whole. This is because the advancements in dental technology make procedures less painful, less time-consuming and less expensive.
With an average of 28% of UK patients cancelling dental appointments due to feeling anxious, it’s vital to improve patient care and outcomes.
When crowns, bridges and dentures are fast, painless and affordable, better dentist-patient relationships can be formed. And when outcomes are much better (such as improved appearance, functionality and comfort), patients can have a positive experience of going to the dentist.
Working as a dental technician is highly rewarding, and this is a great time to earn your degree or do your master’s as the dental crown market continues to rise.
At the University of Bolton, we offer a number of courses, including the MSc Digital Dental Technology degree to advance your skills. Taking place in our £4.8 million Centre for Dental Sciences, our courses provide access to state-of-the-art laboratories, and give you practical training opportunities in real clinical settings.
To find out more about applying in 2022, see our available courses.
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