Dr. Gregory Bennett is proud to announce that platelet rich fibrin (PRF) treatment is now available for patients throughout Arvada, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and the city of Denver.
Platelet rich fibrin is a byproduct of the patient’s own blood that drastically reduces the healing time required for invasive dental procedures. PRF is a new and exciting method of regenerative dentistry that may expedite the normal healing process by up to 300%.
This treatment is currently only available in a few dental clinics across the country. The Arvada Dental Center is proud to begin offering this service to help patients have a much more pleasant post-surgery experience.
What is Platelet Rich Fibrin?
Platelet rich fibrin, also known as PRF, is a blood concentrate made from the patient’s own blood. It can be created right within the Arvada Dental Center in as little as 15minutes.
PRF is made by placing a small sample of blood into a centrifuge. The centrifuge then separates the blood into three different compounds:
- Fibrin clot (blood platelets)
- Red blood cells
Next, we take the separated platelet rich fibrin concentrate and apply it to the site of the dental procedure. That’s it! Your body’s own platelets begin working to heal the hard and soft tissues in your mouth as quickly as possible.
Some procedures that would otherwise take three weeks to heal can be healed in as little as one week through the utilization of PRF.
The Advantages of Platelet Rich Fibrin
There are numerous advantages to the use of platelet rich fibrin. These include:
- Treatments drastically speed up the recovery process for any dental surgery.
- PRF treatment does not involve any biochemical additives… it merely separates the patient’s own blood into a concentrate.
- PRF can be produced right in the dental clinic in just 15 minutes.
- It decreases the rate and risk of infection by up to 10 times.
- PRF reduces post-surgery pain, while also reducing swelling.
- It can be utilized as an alternative to an expensive bone graft procedure.
To learn more about the specific benefits that you’re likely to see from this process, talk with your dentist.
How Does PRF Work?
Platelet rich fibrin works by harnessing the body’s natural healing responses. Platelets are tiny cell fragments within our blood that are essential to the blood clotting process. They are formed within the bone marrow, where our white and red blood cells are also created.
Blood clotting prevents a wound from bleeding perpetually, which then jumpstarts the body’s healing process. By applying this clotted concentrate of a patient’s own platelets, PRF immediately sends a signal to the body that this area requires healing.
When is PRF Treatment Used?
Platelet rich fibrin treatments can and should be utilized in any invasive dental procedure. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Dental implants with bone grafts
- Tooth removals
- Cleftlip or palate closures
- Ridge augmentation procedures
- Sinus lifts
- And more
PRF is an extremely valuable tool for patients and dental surgeons alike. By combining platelet rich fibrin and invasive dental procedures, patients will experience far less pain and swelling post-surgery than was ever previously possible.
Dr. Gregory Bennett prioritizes the health and wellbeing of his patients over anything else. If you have an upcoming invasive dental procedure, ask about PRF to learn about the ways it might help you.