Platelet Rich Fibrin or PRF is harvested from the patient's own blood and is used to facilitate healing and regenerate bone in dental surgical procedures such as tooth extraction and dental implant placement.
After collecting blood from the patient, the blood is centrifuged at a
specific time and speed to separate the plasma.
After centrifugation, the fibrin clot is separated from the rest of the blood components.
The fibrin clot is then extracted from the blood collection tube.
After more processing, the clot is mixed with synthetic (non animal or human) particles of graft minerals that are 100% biocompatible and resorbable.
The fibrin clot and graft minerals forms a growth factor enriched
matrix referred to as "sticky bone".
The "sticky bone" can be placed in the jaw bone to regenerate
bone after tooth extraction or for future implant placement.
Sticky bone placed in multiple extractions sockets and a covered with a membrane of PRF.
Sticky bone placed in the jaw bone to augment the ridge for future implant placement.
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Autologous Platelet Concentrate Preparations in Dentistry
Ola M Ezzatt*
Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain-Shams University, Egypt
Received: August 27, 2018; Published: September 07, 2018
*Corresponding author: Ola M Ezzatt, Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry Ain-Shams
University Cairo, Egypt