Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, M M College of Dental Sciences and Research, M M (Deemed to be University), Haryana, India
*Corresponding Author: Monika Gupta, Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, M M College of Dental Sciences and Research, M M (Deemed to be University), Haryana, India.
Received: June 27, 2018; Published: August 01, 2018
Citation: Monika Gupta. “Nanotechnology: A Boon in Dentistry". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.9 (2018).
Several technological revolutions have been seen in dentistry. One concept, which has further role in bringing about paradigm shift in clinical dentistry, is nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology concept is the manipulation of matter on the molecular and atomic levels by using microscopic device entities to perform assignment. The term “Nano” is derived from the Greek word “dwarf”. One nanometer is one-billionth or 10-9 of a meter. There are several potential applications of Nanotechnology in dentistry. Nanodentistry will possibly make the maintenance of near-perfect oral health by the use of nanomaterials, biotechnology and nanorobotics. Nanotechnology have potential to bring about significant benefits, such as improved health, better use of natural resources, and reduced environmental pollution. The evolution of nanotechnology will help dentists with more precision made materials, drugs and equipments by which both the safety and patient compliance will enhanced.
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