Unbridle Treasure of Nanotechnology in Dentistry- A Review
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.