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Introduction :Wound management is an important aspect of surgery. Wounds ranging from tiny and simple incisions or longer and deeper incisions are treated by the professionals. Wound closure techniques have progressed substantially, and now include anything from basic sutures to sticky compounds.
Aim: The aim of this review is to provide an insight for various materials available for wound closure and comparison of the newer materials to the ones which have been tested over time.
Conclusion: To conclude there have been various studies on sutures as it has been present since the time immemorial and has been tested over time for its strength and other properties whereas other materials such as cyanoacrylates are comparatively new to dentistry and are under constant research.