Dental Laboratory Technician

Dental laboratory technicians assist the dentist in creating custom dentures, crowns, veneers and orthodontic appliances.

What does a dental laboratory technician do?
Follows the dentist’s written instructions to use impressions (molds) or oral soft tissues to create:
  • Full dentures for patients who are missing all of their teeth.
  • Removable partial dentures or fixed bridges for patients who are missing only one or a few teeth.
  • Crowns, which are caps for teeth that are designed to restore their original size and shape.
  • Veneers that enhance the appearance and function of teeth.
  • Orthodontic appliances and splints to help straighten and protect teeth.
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