For people who require bone graft surgery as part of their dental implant treatment, Platelet Rich Plasma – often referred to as PRP, may be one option that’s utilized to accelerate the healing process for dental implant treatments.
Platelets are cells that circulate within the bloodstream and bind together when you have a cut, thereby causing a blood clot to stop bleeding.
Concentrated Growth Factor is procedure that uses your own regenerative abilities to enhance the growth of bone and soft tissue. It kick-starts the healing process and reduces the time between receiving your dental implant and placement of the crown, bridge or permanently secured denture.
The process works by taking your blood and placing it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet growth factors from the red blood cells. The platelets help improve the rate of growth of new bone and soft tissue by binding to and healing the surgical area.
In dental surgery procedures, the PRP is mixed into gels and applied to treatment and graft areas and tooth sockets and is effective in promoting the integration of implants with bone. The grafts become bonded faster with the bone thanks to the growth factors in PRP.
Implant and restorative dentistry can be a more natural and effective process with the through the use of Platelet Rich Plasma growth factors.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
To learn more about the PRP process and how it assists in dental implant treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr Jack at Infinity Dental Care Winston Hills. You can call us on (02) 9838 9111. Our practice is easy to find and is located at 180 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Winston Hills NSW 2153.