Current applications of nanotechnology in dentistry: a review.

General dentistry

PubMedID: 24983175

Bhavikatti SK, Bhardwaj S, Prabhuji ML. Current applications of nanotechnology in dentistry: a review. Gen Dent. 2014;62(4):72-7.
With the increasing demand for advances in diagnosis and treatment modalities, nanotechnology is being considered as a groundbreaking and viable research subject. This technology, which deals with matter in nanodimensions, has widened our views of poorly understood health issues and provided novel means of diagnosis and treatment. Researchers in the field of dentistry have explored the potential of nanoparticles in existing therapeutic modalities with moderate success. The key implementations in the field of dentistry include local drug delivery agents, restorative materials, bone graft materials, and implant surface modifications. This review provides detailed insights about current developments in the field of dentistry, and discusses potential future uses of nanotechnology.