Finding Hidden Gems: Nanoparticles in Oral Health- A Review

  • Suman Sen Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Haldia, West Bengal, India.
  • Geetanjali Singh Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics Including Crown, Bridge and Implantology, Himachal Dental College, Sunder Nagar, Distt Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Keywords: Nanoparticles, Nanofillers, Zirconia.


Advances in nanotechnology are showing the future of oral care. Nanoparticles are mostly used for oral disease preventive drugs, prostheses, dental materials, and for teeth implantation. In dental care, various materials which are used are composed of nono particles. Nanomaterials deliver oral fluid or drugs, preventing and curing and maintain oral health care up to a high extent. Even nanomedicine act as devices that is able to work inside the human body in order to identify the early presence of a disease, and to identify and quantify toxic molecules and tumor cells. This review focuses on the possible applications of nanotechnology and the use of nanomaterials in the field of dentistry.