Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is an innovative technology that is widely used in medicine and dentistry for over a decade with a lot of success. Upper Thornhill Dental Care offers PRF procedures for many dental surgeries from tooth extractions, dental implants, bone grafting and more. It is very effective in enhancing bone growth for bone grafting procedures and dental implants. The use of Plasma-Rich Fibrin in procedures is known to speed up the healing process, reduce pain and swelling.
What is Plasma-Rich-Fibrin Procedure?
Plasma-Rich Fibrin is derived from a small sample of the patients’ blood. It starts with an assessment, your Upper Thornhill dental team will evaluate if you are a candidate for a PRF treatment. This procedure is not recommended for patients with blood clotting disorders. Once you are cleared for the procedure, you will be scheduled for an outpatient procedure. The PRF is prepared before your dental procedure, a small sample (2 oz.) of your blood will be drawn and placed in a centrifuge. After about 15 minutes, the plasma, fibrin and the white blood cells is now ready for your use.
After your dental implant or bone grafting procedure is done, your dentist will apply the plasma rich fibrin directly into the area. This will decrease pain, swelling and discomfort as well as prevent infection after the surgery. Plasma rich fibrin will also accelerate healing process by enhancing tissue and bone regeneration.
For more information about platelet rich fibrin procedures for dental implants, please call our office at 905-832-5545 to schedule an appointment.