Nanodentistry: The benefits of nanotechnology in dentistry and its impact on oral health

Peola Jayne Ellis


Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field that covers a variety of technological advancements. This branch of technology operates on objects that are less than one billionth of a meter which is equal to one nanometer, therefore focusing its job at the molecular and atomic level. The application of nanotechnology was primarily used in medicine however the emergence of nanodentistry has enabled dental technicians to modify various nanotechnologies to specify them to the field of dentistry. These advancements greatly impact the way dentists go about diagnosing patients, and in doing so using the proper material in order to improve patient treatment. Nanodentistry provides dentists with a new alternative approach that can be applied in their dental practice to treat oral health related problems with a higher degree of specificity.The applications of nanodentistry are designed to achieve maximum therapeutic efficacy with minimal side effects. There are several devices that are used to treat periodontal related illnesses, perform tissue regeneration and bone grafting. Some of these devices include: nanoparticles, nanoassemblers and nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite. These technological devices play an imperative role in helping dentists and dental technicians to analyze information and make precise judgments in the treatment of patients to improve their oral
health and wellbeing while identifying ineffective current methods.

La nanotechnologie est un domaine pluridisciplinaire qui couvre une variété de progrès technologiques. Cette division de la technologie règle des objets de moins d’un milliardième de mètre de largeur (égale à un nanomètre) et se concentre sur les niveaux moléculaires et atomiques. La nanotechnologie est principalement utilisée en
médecine, cependant, l’émergence de la nanodentisterie a permis aux techniciens dentaires de modifier diverses nanotechnologies pour les adapter au domaine de la dentisterie. Ces progrès ont un impact significatif sur la façon dont les dentistes diagnostiquent les patients et utilisent le matériel approprié pour améliorer le traitement des patients. La nanodentisterie fournit une nouvelle approche aux dentistes qui peut être appliquée dans la pratique dentaire pour traiter les problèmes de santé bucco-dentaire avec un degré plus élevé de précision. Les applications de nanodentisterie sont conçues pour atteindre une efficacité thérapeutique maximale tout en minimisant les effets secondaires. Il existe plusieurs dispositifs utilisés pour traiter les maladies parodontales et
effectuer la régénération tissulaire et la greffe osseuse. Certains de ces dispositifs incluent les nanoparticules, les nanoassembleurs et la hydroxyapatite nanocristalline. Ces dispositifs technologiques jouent un rôle impératif en aidant les dentistes et les techniciens dentaires à analyser l’information et à faire des jugements précis lors du traitement des patients. Ils peuvent améliorer la santé bucco dentaire et le bien-être des patients tout en identifiant les méthodes courantes inefficaces.


nanotechnology; nanodentistry; dentistry; periodontal

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