European Journal of Prosthodontics

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 45--50

Applications of silver nanoparticles in prosthodontics: An overview


Rajashree Dhananjay Jadhav1, Shreenivas V Bhide1, B. L. V. Prasad2, Jayesh Shimpi2 
1 Department of Prosthodontic and Crown and Bridge, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Materials Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajashree Dhananjay Jadhav
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Katraj-Dhankawadi Educational Complex, Pune Satara Road, Pune - 411 043, Maharashtra
India

Silver (Ag) has been in use in medicine since time immemorial because of its antimicrobial properties. However, due to the emergence of antibiotics, the use of Ag has been declined. Several pathogenic bacteria have developed resistance against various antibiotics. This has led to the reemergence of Ag. Recently, nanoscience and nanotechnology are gaining tremendous popularity. The small size of nanoparticles provides larger surface area and hence increases the effectiveness of nanoparticles. Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) are used in medical and dental applications ranging from Ag-based wound dressings, Ag-coated medical devices such as catheters, bone cements, in gels, lotions, cosmetics, in dental restorative materials, endodontic cements, dental implants' caries inhibitory agents, and in prosthesis. This paper reviews the use of AgNPs as an antimicrobial in oral prosthesis.


How to cite this article:
Jadhav RD, Bhide SV, Prasad B, Shimpi J. Applications of silver nanoparticles in prosthodontics: An overview.Eur J Prosthodont 2016;4:45-50


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Jadhav RD, Bhide SV, Prasad B, Shimpi J. Applications of silver nanoparticles in prosthodontics: An overview. Eur J Prosthodont [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 May 27 ];4:45-50
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