At Promont Dental Design, we offer a variety of dental treatments, both cosmetic and restorative, to help you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile that you want in Frisco, TX. One procedure we offer to restore missing teeth is a dental implant procedure. Though this procedure is very effective in bringing back the function and appearance to your smile, it takes some time for you to heal. To aid with this, we also offer regenerative therapy using platelet rich fibrin (PRF).
What is platelet rich fibrin (PRF)?
Platelets are the smallest cells in the bloodstream and have the job of stopping bleeding (clotting) when we get scrapes or cuts. Doctors realized that these coagulatory properties of platelets can be capitalized on to aid with healing on a much larger scale. PRF is a biomaterial that is derived from human blood. By using a centrifuge, a platelet concentrate is derived, which can then be used in medicine and dentistry to help with recovery and healing following surgeries as well as for tissue regeneration. These functions are especially useful for the placement of dental implants.
How is PRF used in dentistry?
In dentistry, PRF can be put back into the socket after a tooth is removed to promote healing. Using a small amount of your own blood, the PRF is derived using a centrifuge machine. As the tooth extraction or other procedure is being performed, it is added back into your body on the sites where it is needed. Because PRF is extremely high in platelets and growth factors – the “signaling” molecules that allow communication between cells – it has beneficial regenerative capabilities. It can heal hard and soft tissue more quickly, helping you recover faster following a tooth extraction or having an implant placed. This not only produces better healing, but reduces the likelihood of post-op complications.
We are excited to offer this treatment at Promont Dental Design to not only provide our patients with the best tooth replacement solution, but to ensure that they recover from the procedure quickly and are able to enjoy their teeth restoration sooner. If you are interested in this treatment and would like to learn more, contact us at our office in Frisco, TX to make an appointment.