Platelet Rich Plasma and Platelet Rich Fibrin
Dental implants are becoming more and more technologically advanced each and every day. This includes not just the surgical procedure, but the healing process as well. Here at Dallas Prosthodontics, we utilize these technological advances to ensure that your experience is not only as comfortable as possible but over as quickly as possible. Drs. Castellon and Buskin can walk you through the healing process and ensure that it goes off without a hitch using new healing catalysts.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
When it comes to healing from implants, PrP (Platelet Rich Plasma) can help you get back on your feet faster than ever. PrP is a liquid that we make using your blood. We take this before your dental procedure. This blood is then placed into a centrifuge where it is broken into individual components, the plasma, red blood cells, and white blood cells combined with platelets. This layer of platelets and white blood cells is referred to as the buffy, and this is what we are after. This contains the factors that we can isolate to promote healing and growth in the area where your implant was installed. This liquid is then placed directly on the surgical site. PrP helps your gums and bone to heal more quickly and to regenerate more consistently.
What is Platelet Rich Fibrin?
In many ways, this is very similar to PrP. Platelet Rich Fibrin, or PrF, is made in the same way as its liquid counterpart but is a gel membrane instead. This is used in much the same way as PrP, but this is used when there is not sufficient gum tissue to heal correctly. PrP is put in the area, and then the gums are closed to promote healing. If there is an empty socket from a tooth extraction or a larger implant, we can use it as a synthetic barrier to cover the gap in a similar way to graft.
Are They Useful?
PrP and PrF are both very effective in enhancing the healing process. While they are relatively new prospects, we have been using them for quite a while with our patients and have achieved unbelievable effects. This same concept has been used in other surgeries for even longer. It has only recently been introduced dentistry and has shown extremely beneficial. This is a definite shortcut in the healing process, and it does so completely naturally. Healing blood is brought to the area more quickly, and the environment is perfect for the replenishment of bone and tissue.
PrP and PrF can both be beneficial after your implant, and Drs. Castellon and Buskin can help you feel your best in as short a time as possible. For more information on what these groundbreaking natural products can do for you after your procedure, give us a call here at Dallas Prosthodontics today and set up an informative appointment. We can answer any of your questions and address any potential dental implant concerns as well. Our knowledgeable staff cares about you, so don’t be afraid to find answers!