Advances in dental treatment techniques and innovative equipment is changing the perception of dental treatments in general, leading to better outcomes and an overall better experience while at the dentist. One such advancement is the use of PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin).
PRF is a living biomaterial derived from a patient’s blood that helps promote healing and the regeneration of bone and soft tissue, both of which are critical to the success of any oral surgery procedure.
The PRF is obtained by collecting a blood sample from the patient’s arm immediately before the dental treatment intervention and placing it into a centrifuge that separates the collected blood into three layers:
The thick PRF layer is rich in growth factors, platelets, fibrin and circulating stem cells. In addition, the fibrin network is composed of leukocytes and cytokines. All of these play a significant role in inflammation regulation and fighting infection.
Surgeons and patients benefit from the increased use of PRF in dental surgical procedures. From decreasing pain to providing a cost-effective option, PRF offers several advantages.