Volume : 3
Issue : 4
Online ISSN : 2581-480X
Print ISSN : 2581-4796
Article First Page : 115
Article End Page : 117
The medical and dental field has seen several technological revolutions that have changed clinical practice. One concept which has and holds further promise in bringing about a paradigm shift in the field of diagnostics and management is nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology has several applications in nanomedicine, and dentistry, from diagnosis of pathological conditions to local anesthesia, orthodontic tooth movement and in periodontics and implantology. Nanodentistry will make the maintenance of near-perfect oral health possible by the use of nanomaterials, biotechnology and nanorobotics.Nanomaterials in dentistry include metals, ceramics, polymers, implant modifications, and composite materials that demonstrate novel properties when compared with conventional materials due to their nanoscale features. This article provides a detailed insight on the potential applications of nanotechnology in dentistry, especially in the specialization of prosthodontics. It has been shown that the performances of many biomaterials used in prosthodontics have significantly improved after their scales were reduced from micron-size to Nano size, by nanotechnology.
Keywords: Nano dentistry, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology.