Nanomaterials and their application in prosthodontics: a review

Ivy Fernandes Coutinho, Meena Ajay Aras, Kathleen Manuela D'souza

Abstract


Objectives: The objective of this paper is to review the available literature on the novelties and applications of nanomaterials in Prosthodontics.

Data and Sources: 125 articles were retrieved which included reviews and studies on various nanomaterials used in Dentistry especially Prosthodontics after Gray literature search, cross references and electronic database search in PubMed, MedLine and Google search using the following key words- Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Prosthodontics, Dentistry, Applications

Study selection: 74 articles were selected and reviewed as they met the selection criteria.

Conclusion: Within the scope of this review, reported literature showed that the emerging science of nanotechnology in Dentistry especially in the field of Prosthodontics has triggered growing interest in the potential applications and benefits compared to the conventional materials in use. The latest research progress on the applications of nanomaterials used in Prosthodontics was reviewed with detailed description, keeping in mind the limitations like challenges faced and the health implications.


Keywords


Nanomaterials. Nanotechnology. Prosthodontics. Dentistry. Applications.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19177/jrd.v6e62018124-131

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