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Application of Nanomaterials in Dentistry

  • Saad Bin Qasim
  • Ihtesham Ur RehmanEmail author
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Abstract

Over the past few years, focus on the clinical application of nanobiomaterials in dentistry has been an area of interest to researchers worldwide. Nanotechnology is currently driving dental materials industry to substantial growth [1]. The advent of nanotechnology in dentistry seems to have answers to the mysteries or problems associated with conventional materials, as they have the tendency to mimic surface and interface properties of natural tissues. Nanotechnology has as a principle the ambitious challenge of precisely controlling individual particles in nanometer range. Some of the results are very relevant and have a major impact on human life and have already been adapted [2]. While the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have hinted at much promise over the last few decades, significant amount of research is still required with the field of nanotechnology to innovate new exciting materials that can overcome drawbacks of the existing biomaterials. Nanodentistry is still considered as an emerging field with a huge potential to yield new innovative generation of technologically advanced biomaterials in prosthodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, operatives, or restorative dental sciences. It is expected that nanodentistry will eventually give rise to highly efficient, effective, and personalized dental treatment [2].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Restorative and Prosthetic Dental SciencesCollege of Dentistry, Dar Al Uloom UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kroto Research InstituteUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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