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PRF in dentistry, benefits of using PRF in dental surgery

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How can we use PRF in dentistry

PRF is increasingly being used in dentistry worldwide by clinicians in procedures like dental surgery, extraction, dental implantology, periodontal regeneration, bone grafting.

PRF is an autologous fibrin-based living biomaterial, derived from human blood which makes dental surgery easier.

PRF treatment delivers a fibrin matrix, platelets, growth factors, stem and white blood cells, as a result it accelerates wound healing and tissue regeneration, stimulates osteogenesis and promotes new blood vessel formation. PRF contains approximately 10 times more platelet concentration than normal blood, therefore having great healing and regenerative properties.

PRF is a concentrated suspension of growth factors found in platelets that act as bioactive surgical additive when applied locally to induce wound healing.

PRF preparation for dentistry
PRF fibrin preparation on the PRF course

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Active components of Platelet Rich Fibrin

The purpose of PRF treatment is to extract from a patient’s blood sample the key elements and to prepare it in a clinically usable form such as a membrane or plug (A-PRF, L-PRF) or injectable liquid (i-PRF).

PLATELETS, LEUKOCYTES and STEM CELLS are the key active elements trapped in the fibrin matrix which will be connected with local tissues (bone and soft tissue) to accelerate new blood vessel formation and enhance its healing and regeneration potential.

PRF fibrin Platelet Rich Fibrin
PRF fibrin ready for use

Benefits of PRF in dentistry

  • Increased tissue growth — Higher growth factor release over a 10-day period compared to PRP
  • Accelerated Healing of Bone to Dental Implants
  • Improved Strength of Bone Integration to Dental Implants
  • Graft additive — Used to improve the handling characteristics of grafting materials- “Sticky Bone”
  • Decreased Chance of Dry Socket and Bone Pathology — after Tooth Extractions
  • Infection resistance — Shown to have as much as a 10-fold decrease in osteomyelitis infections
  • Improves surgical success — Uses growth factors to improve the likelihood of surgical success
  • Reduces patient pain — Has been shown to reduce postoperative pain
  • Reduces healing time — Ability to shorten the overall healing period
  • Low cost preparation — Material costs is approximately £10/patient
  • Easy to prepare at chair-side —can be produced immediately, no additives
  • Natural healing — no blood manipulation, no additives unlike PRP
  • Predictable outcome – no risk of a rejection reaction, no foreign body response
  • Safe to use — All components of the PRF process are safe

Attributions of PRF which makes it so popular to use

  • 100% autologous/derived from the patients’ own blood
  • PRF technology is readily available
  • easy to prepare and use
  • can be produced immediately at chair-side
  • widely applicable in dentistry
  • financially realistic for both the patient and the clinician
  • no risk of a rejection reaction (no foreign body response)

The benefits of PRF treatment in wound and bone healing, its antibacterial and antihemorrhagic effects, the low risks of its use, and the availability of easy and low-cost preparation methods encourages more and more clinicians to adopt this technology in their practices for the benefit of their patients.

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