Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is an amazing and essential dental innovation. It’s a bio-friendly substance originating from the body which promotes quick healing and resistant to tissue rejection. Platelet rich fibrin is a by product of blood rich in platelets. New science has created tools that enable doctors to harvest and produce sufficiently enough quantities. Blood is drawn from the patient during outpatient surgery. It allows for faster healing time and a more comfortable procedure for the patient.
PRF is a by-product of the patient’s own blood, therefore, there is no risk of disease transmission.
The supersaturation of the wound with PRF, and thus growth factors, produces an increase of tissue synthesis and thus faster tissue regeneration.
Since PRF harvesting is done with only 10cc of blood in the doctors office, the patient need not incur the expense of a harvesting procedure in the hospital or at the blood bank.
PRF is easy to handle and actually improves the ease of application of bone substitute materials and bone grafting products by making them more gel-like.
No, the process is very simple. During the outpatient surgical procedure a small amount of your own blood is withdrawn via IV. This blood is then placed in the PRF centrifuge machine and spun. In less than 15 minutes, the PRF is formed and ready to use.
Not always. In some cases, there is no need for PRF. However, in the majority of cases, application of PRF to the graft will increase the final amount of bone present in addition to making the wound heal faster and more efficiently.
Unfortunately not. The cost of the PRF application (approximately $50 per 10cc tube) is paid by the patient.
No. PRF must be mixed with either the patients own bone, a bone substitute material such as demineralized freeze-dried bone, or a synthetic bone product, such as BIO-OSS.
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