Have you ever wondered who makes the dental appliances that replace, restore, and align your teeth? If you've had an impression of your mouth made by your dental professional and came back for your next appointment to find they have a bridge, a crown, or another appliance that's been tailor-made specifically to help improve the look, function, and health of your mouth, you may be curious where it was made. These devices are impressive – you could almost view some of these small, functional creations as art if they weren't so necessary for your wellbeing, too.
So who are these craftspeople behind the curtain, toiling night and day to fix the world's teeth? They are dental technologists (also called dental technicians or dental lab technicians), and we'll tell you all about them so you can better understand where that masterpiece in your mouth came from.