There is a cutting edge dental process called Fibrin Rich Bone Transplants in which the patients own blood can be used to form bone tissue and aid the healing process at an accelerated rate. Prior to now it was only used in hospital settings due to the expense, equipment and large amount of blood that was needed. Now a new technique allows only needs 10 cc’s of blood. The Dentist then use a centrifuge to separate platelets that are rich in fibrin (PRF). They aid in bone grafting, inducing the formation of new bone and heal incisions in a rapid recovery. Fibrin Rich Bone Transplants includes onlay and inlay grafts, sinus lifts, ridge augmentations, and closure of cleft pallets and defects caused by removal of teeth.
The normal healing pathways are intensified. These platelets (PRF) perform many functions including blood clot formation and release of growth factors into the wound. Stem cells are stimulated to produce new tissue. The body heals more effectively and at a fast rate.
Bone Transplants Specifics
- In the past, bone graphs came from cows, cadavers, artificial or bone harvested from the patients jaw or hipbone. Using the patients own plasma is economic, more natural and less painful.
- Only 10 cc’s of blood are drawn. The patient is spared from incurring the expense of harvesting process at a hospital blood bank.
- Fibrin Rich Bone Transplants can be done in the Dental Clinic simultaneously with other procedures in less than 15 minutes.
- PRF improves and facilitates the application of bone substitute materials and bone grafting products by a forming a plasma gel.
- It can also be used in socket preservation the does not include extensive bone regeneration when teeth are extracted or missing.
- By using the patients own blood, there is a greatly reduced chance of infection or disease transmission during the accelerated healing process.