A living biomaterial, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is isolated from the patient’s blood. Dentists throughout the world are expanding their knowledge of the therapy and incorporating it into their practices as an adjunctive treatment to hasten the healing of bone and soft tissues. And how they can be used for dental implants in 24 hours.
Advantages of the PRF
Doctors have an interest in PRF technology since it can be derived from the patient’s blood, is simple to create and apply, and can be done at the chairside. There is nearly minimal chance of a foreign body reaction, and the price is reasonable for both the clinic and the patient (also called a rejection reaction).
How is PRF created and used in dental offices?
Platelet-Rich Fraction (PRF) is made by centrifuging blood to concentrate the platelets. The platelet concentration is three to five times that of whole blood. Blood clots and the body heals after platelets adhere to broken blood vessels, such as a cut.
When PRF is injected into a patient, the platelets are stimulated by the patient’s own tissues. Releasing growth factors, aids in the graft’s recovery. While your body repairs the bone transplant, it may continue to secrete growth factors for up to a week or more. Hence, PRF enhances healing and graft quality in jawbone surgery.
The fibrin will be removed from the vials, and the red blood cells and serum will be separated from the sample in preparation for your PRF therapy. Autograft or dental bone graft material can be mixed with PRF before it is applied.
What Effects Does PRF Have on the Bone Graft Site?
PRF is used to seal off bone gaps left behind after tooth extractions or implant surgery. The presence of white blood cells in PRF also helps lower the probability of infection. Last but not least, it boosts BMP (bone morphogenic protein) and other bone development factors, which expedites the production of high-quality new bone tissue.
PRF Has Many More Applications
Oral surgical procedures, such as bone grafting, put the bone at risk of infection. This is extremely important in tooth extraction or implant placement, where bone perforations extend deep into the jaw.
The surgery to extract wisdom teeth poses the greatest danger. When an oral surgeon removes the spots, the jawbone is typically infected and difficult to clean.