Should I do PRF or Platelet Rich Fibrin for my Dental Implant?

PRF platelet rich fibrin

Benefits of PRF treatment with Dental Implants:

  1. Less Swelling and Pain after Dental Implant Procedure
  2. Faster Healing of Bone around Dental Implants
  3. Stronger Bone Attachment to Dental Implants
  4. Decreases chances of infection after implant surgery
  5. Decreases chances of Implant Failure
  6. Helps Prevent Bone Loss in the implant area

What is PRF or Platelet Rich Fibrin?

We are a holistic dental practice in Rockville Maryland and Burtonsville and we believe PRF accelerates healing for dental implants and wisdom tooth removal sites.

Platelet rich fibrin or PRF is known as the second generation platelet concentrate which has superior characteristics as compared to platelet rich plasma and is found extremely beneficial in bone preservation, bone formation and new bone deposition around newly placed dental implants. Platelet rich fibrin greatly enhances and accelerates the biological process of an intimate connection between the surface of load-bearing dental implants and socket bone tissues. Successful Osseo-integration is achieved in the presence of platelet rich fibrin which is the first and foremost step for the success of dental implants. Similarly, in areas of bone defects especially front teeth of greater esthetic concern, platelet rich fibrin causes bone regeneration and helps in filling the defects for excellent outcomes in quick time. It remains active in the intended site for approximatley14-28 days as compared to 14 hours duration of platelet rich plasma.

Platelet rich plasma multiplies chances of dental implant success to many folds. In addition to increasing the quantity of bone in the required dimensions, it also enhances soft tissue healing and regeneration following dental implant placement. Deposition of cementum-like tissues has been associated with platelet rich fibrin further making dental implants mimic natural tooth’s roots. Platelet rich fibrin has been considered as the gold standard in all procedures involving indications for bone and soft tissue regeneration and imparting beautiful smiles in areas requiring larger bone fills is quite possible now. PRF for oral surgeon helps wisdom tooth extraction sites heal at an accelerated rate. 

Successful dental implant surgery requires sufficient thickness, quality, width and quantity of healthy jaw bones in the intended socket area following loss of natural teeth. Resorption and loss of socket bone following removal of compromised natural teeth is common and approximately 1/4th of the bone around empty sockets diminishes in the first year after tooth removal. Immediate implant placement has been documented to be a successful method for preventing these unwanted consequences but cannot always be performed. Similarly, socket preservation methods leaving some portion of the root within the jaw bones have also shown less bone dissolution. Recent innovations have given rise to autologous platelet concentrates which have shown promising results. Platelet rich plasma has been in common practice for bone and soft tissue regeneration and preservation but it showed lesser efficacy and the need for an activator and associated coagulopathies due to presence of bovine thrombin limited its use.