Platelet rich fibrin is a by-product of blood that is rich in platelets.
PRF permits the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate. During the healing process, the body rushes many growth factors and cells to initiate wound healing. Platelets assist in formation of a blood clot and release of growth factors which stimulate stem cells to regenerate new tissue. Thus, PRF permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently.
Faster Healing: The surgical site is super-saturated with PRF, hence growth factors which produce an increase of tissue synthesis and faster tissue regeneration.
Safety: PRF is a by-product of the patient’s own blood, therefore, disease transmission is not an issue. During the surgical procedure a small amount of your own blood is drawn. The blood is then placed in the PRF centrifuge machine and spun down. In less than 15 minutes, the PRF is formed.
Convenience: PRF can be generated in the doctor’s office while the patient is undergoing an outpatient surgical procedure such as wisdom teeth extraction or dental implant placement.
Ease of use: 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.
Clinical Applications: PRF can be used to aid bone grafting for dental implants. By adding PRF to the implant site with bone substitute particles. The implant surgeon can now grow bone more predictably and faster. Its application includes but not limited to bone grafts, sinus lift procedures, extraction sites, or small cysts and repair of fistulas.