Unbridle Treasure of Nanotechnology in Dentistry- A Review

  • Nida Shreen PG Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer, Dental College, and Research Center, Moradabad, U.P, India.
  • Upender Malik Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer, Dental College, and Research Center, Moradabad, U.P, India.
  • M. K Sunil Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer, Dental College, and Research Center, Moradabad, U.P, India.
  • Nayira Johar PG Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer, Dental College, and Research Center, Moradabad, U.P, India.
  • Aiman Mehfooz PG Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer, Dental College, and Research Center, Moradabad, U.P, India.
Keywords: Nano, Nanotechnology, Nanoparticles, Dentifrobots.

Abstract

A nanometer is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one billionth of metre 10-9. Nanotechnology is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic scale. The first-ever concept was presented in 1959 by famous professor of Physics Dr. Richard P. Fenyman. Invention of the Scanning Tunnelling microscope and the discovery of fullerene (C60) lead to the emergence of nanotechnology.

Three approaches used in nanotechnology, bottom-up approach, top-down approach, and functional approach, and there are various field of application of nanotechnology for e.g in the field of medicine and drugs, nanodevices, therapeutics, Diagnostics, Surgery, Medical nanorobots, Cancer treatment some other field like nanoelectronics, Texttile, cosmetics, national safety, space, and energy application, etc.

Nanotechnology is part of a predicted future in which dentistry may become more advance and brings enormous changes in the field of medicine and dentistry.

Published
2020-10-19