Nanotechnology In Dentistry - What Does The Future Hold In Store?Sivaramakrishnan SM and Neelakantan P*
Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Prasanna Neelakantan
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Chennai - 600040, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received date : December 17, 2013; Accepted date : Janaury 23, 2014; Published date : January 25, 2014
Citation: Sivaramakrishnan SM, Neelakantan P (2014) Nanotechnology in Dentistry - What does the Future Hold in Store? Dentistry 4:198. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000198
Copyright: © 2014 Sivaramakrishnan SM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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 dentistry, from diagnosis of pathological conditions to local anaesthesia, orthodontic tooth movement and periodontics. Biomaterials science has also greatly benefited by this technology. This review provides a comprehensive discussion of the present and future of nanotechnology in dentistry.