Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a second-generation platelet and leukocyte (white blood cell) concentrate which is utilized as a scaffold containing completely natural growth factors. PRF is a by-product of a patient’s own blood which aids in healing after dental procedures, such as tooth extraction, as well as to promote healing around the bone or soft tissue grafts and dental implants. Utilizing the PRF process our doctors are able to take advantage of your body’s natural healing capacity. The concentrated platelets and white blood cells in this newly formed scaffold not only immediately magnify the release and recruitment of growth factors and white blood cells but also allow for these benefits to be preserved at the designated site for a longer period of time helping to ward off infection. This specialized centrifugation process of the patient’s own blood allows the body’s natural healing potential to become exponentially more effective and efficient.
With a simple blood draw and an advanced technology protocol, PRF serves as a natural alternative with superior results and lower risks compared to artificial components. PRF can be used in all patients and may even be recommended in patients who use anticoagulants or smokers to promote the healing of soft tissues and reduce the risk of complications after surgery. This platelet therapy helps to regulate inflammation and increase the speed of the healing process. The end results are improved healing response and significantly less recovery time.