How Can PRF Help With Dental Implants?
You may have heard of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy being used in sports medicine to promote healing after injuries. PRP can also help with healing and promote bone growth after a tooth extraction. More specifically, PRF, or platelet-rich fibrin, is the form used most often in dentistry.
What is PRF?
Platelet-rich fibrin is derived naturally from your own blood! After a small amount of blood is drawn, it is centrifuged for a few minutes to isolate beneficial cells and chemicals called growth factors. This can be mixed into different forms and placed into a surgical site to help reduce post-operative pain, as well as promoting increased growth of bone.
Is PRF Safe and Effective?
Since PRF comes from your own blood, there is virtually no need to worry about disease transmission or any negative reaction! To the contrary, PRF has been clinically shown to reduce pain after surgical extractions, as well as assisting in growth of new bone and soft tissue.