Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)
Modern prosthodontics is safer and more effective than ever before. At Greenway Family Dental, we pride ourselves on our advanced technology and revolutionary techniques. One such technique, the use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), has forever changed the healing process following our surgical procedures.
What Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?
Platelet-rich fibrin is a relatively new material used for guided bone and tissue regeneration. It is the second iteration of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and produces even more effective results! Both materials are a byproduct of your blood with a high concentration of the platelets and growth factors that promote wound healing.
To produce PRF, we must first take a small amount of blood. Then, we place this blood into a centrifuge that spins at high speeds to separate your red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. PRF is spun at a slower speed than PRP to keep the fibrin layer intact. The fibrin layer has proven to be even richer in platelets and growth factors than traditional PRP.
Once we have the platelet-rich fibrin separated, we can perform your surgical procedure. The PRF is then placed back in your body at the surgical site to promote a faster and more effective healing period. The application of PRF also reduces postoperative complications.
Uses for Platelet-Rich Fibrin
As a prosthodontist, our doctors performs some procedures that are improved with the use of platelet-rich fibrin. The most common uses for PRF include:
During your initial appointment, we will discuss possible treatment and procedures. We may recommend platelet-rich fibrin if you need a bone graft, soft tissue graft, or implant treatment. Talk with our doctors to learn more about your options.
Advantages of Platelet-Rich Fibrin
Platelet-rich fibrin has some advantages, some of which include:
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