Background: Management of the health of oral tissues is a prime requirement in dentistry.
The prevention of tooth decay and the treatment of lesions and cavities are ongoing challenges. The
limitations in dental materials, medications, instruments, procedures put off the accomplishment of this
goal. Rationalization of science and technology has made possible to work out these limitations.
Nanotechnology which is the outcome of this rationalization has become one of the most favored technologies
in medical and dental application. The substantial contribution of nano dental materials is the
identification of oral health related problems by better diagnosis and management of dental disorders by
Conclusion: Application of nanodentistry holds promise for comprehensive dental care by utilizing
nanomaterials and ultimately by nanorobots. This review discusses the rationale of nanodentistry, nanocarriers
researched in treatment of different dental diseases, the latest innovations in nanomaterials in
various disciplines of dentistry; patent literature and related marketed products. Advances in nanotechnology
have placed plenty of hopes in terms of improving the oral health care of dental patients.
Keywords: Nanodiagnostics, nanorobots, nanocarriers, nanocomposites, prosthodontics, dental caries, dental plaque.
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