PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) is one of the newest procedures in dentistry. This technology and technique allows dentists to use patients own blood to prepare PRF which gives cells to grow bone tissue, when a patient loses a tooth or bone due to periodontal disease, or trauma the bone is the socket can be preserved for implant surgeries and also for periodontal bony defects it's a boon. In many cases when using this technique, the platelet membrane can be used to signal the patient's body to grow more bone, therefore, no outside bone is needed.
These cell fragments are leukocytes and proteins such as cytokines, they reduce inflammation and bleeding. This platelet portion will turn into a gel membrane which is held together by fibrins. This membrane can be placed in the implant area. All in all, PRF is a revolutionary step in dentistry. It gives access to growth factors needed to make bone. Since these growth factors are from the patient's own body, it is non-toxic and no outside bone is involved. It can be used on any patient who has lost bone, or does not have enough bone for an implant.Read more