Current Advancements and Potential Applications of Nanocomposite Hydrogels in Dentistry: A Systematic Review

Document Type : Review Paper


1 Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia

2 Dentistry Education Program, Faculty of Dentistry, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia


Nanotechnology is applied in many scientific domains because it provides a variety of practical answers to scientific and medical problems. This systematic literature review using the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses) method to analyze nanocomposite hydrogels (NCHGs) in dentistry. Based on the results of a literature review study on 40 articles, NCHGs have the potential for antibacterial agents, tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, dental materials, etc. The present review aims to provide a depth analysis of NCHGs, impart on the recent advancement in the scope of dentistry, and discuss their applications. Understanding of the principles of NCHGs, their strengths and limitations as well as their specific benefits. 


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