Nano Era of Dentistry-An Update

Author(s): Paramjot Maman, Manju Nagpal*, Ritu Mehra Gilhotra, Geeta Aggarwal.

Journal Name: Current Drug Delivery

Volume 15 , Issue 2 , 2018

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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 bionanomaterials.

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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Year: 2018
Page: [186 - 204]
Pages: 19
DOI: 10.2174/1567201814666170825155201
Price: $65

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