Dental Technology: Then and Now
25 Oct 22
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From early childhood, we are continually reminded that we must take care of our adult teeth because they are the only ones we will get. When we damage our skin it can regrow and when we break bones, they mend. However, teeth are a completely different story. Whilst a broken tooth can often be mended with restorative dentistry, there are occasions when it is too damaged for this to be done. When this happens, it can be necessary to remove the entire tooth.
Tooth Loss in Numbers
When we think of tooth loss, and certainly in high numbers, it sounds as though we are looking back to the events of the early 1900s. However, the sad fact is that there are still significantly high numbers of individuals who lose teeth even today. According to information collected by DentalHealthOrg, roughly 3 in 4 adults - a staggering 74% of individuals - have had a tooth extraction.
A collection of dental statistics gathered in 2018 discovered that in the age group of people over the age of 85 a staggering 7.5% of people actually had no natural teeth. This number dropped to 4.4% in the 75 to 84 age group. One final statistic to illustrate the enormity of the problem is that in 2018/2019, 895,000 children’s tooth extractions were performed as well as 3 million adult tooth extractions.
If you have been considering a dentistry degree in Greater Manchester then you may already have been doing some background reading on the subject and discovered that one of the latest advances in dental technology is related to stem cell dental implants.
This is a restorative dentistry treatment that can actually aid with the regrowing of missing teeth in the mouth. The human body contains a number of different cell types of which stem cells are just one. It is these stem cells that can help the body when it comes to creating all of the organs and systems that are found in the body.
Researchers at a number of different research facilities have been working with dental stem cells for a number of years in the hope of finding a way in which they can use the unique properties of these cells to help stimulate regrowth in teeth. This technology is still in the early stages, but this restorative dentistry method is proving very effective.
Dental Technology at the University of Bolton – Brightening the Nation’s Smile
If you are considering a dentistry degree in the UK, new dental technology offers a great range of innovations that will contribute to a varied and incredibly rewarding career in the field of dentistry.
At the University of Bolton, we offer a dentistry degree in Greater Manchester that can pave the way to a fascinating career with great progression prospects. We have state-of-the-art facilities, and our specialist lecturers can provide you with the support needed to acquire the expertise and skills that you need. This is a claim we can back up with statistics too; the University of Bolton has been voted 1st in the North West of England for both student experience and teaching quality for the second year running*
Further to the high standard of education we offer, we also provide a warm, inclusive university experience with a diverse range of students, giving every student the opportunity to experience #UniAsItShouldBe.
If you would like to learn more about the university or our dental technology course, we would be happy to talk to you. Our team of friendly advisors can be contacted at +44 (0)1204 900 600. Alternatively, why not email the team with your query at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to take a look at the courses we offer in detail.
*The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide - 2022, 2021
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