Bone Grafting using Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF Therapy)
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) or Concentrated Growth Factor (CGF)
At iLove Dental, PRF or CGF is grafting material of choice during dental implant procedure or socket preservation after extraction. It is extremely effective, beneficial (cuts the healing time in half, minimizes infection etc) and safe because it is made from patients’ very own blood thus making it 100% natural. PRF or CGF is 100% autogenous and is derived 100% from the patient’s blood.
It is a simple chair-side procedure where the patient's blood is taken into several tubes, then spun down into a serum with white blood cells and healing properties. PRF/CGF is used as perfect grafting matrix instigating dense, healthy and incredibly robust bone growth, which is the goal of a bone or any tissue graft.
The centrifuge procedure results in the production of a thin, compressed layer of Fibrin that is strong, pliable and suitable for suturing. This natural Fibrin network is rich in platelets, growth factors, cytokines that are all derived from the blood platelets and leukocytes. The presence of these proteins have been reported to produce rapid healing, especially during the first seven (7) days after placement. This network promotes more efficient cell migration and proliferation without chemical or bovine thrombin additives. The PRF/CGF have been very well studied and documented for many years. In our experience Dr.Kim’s patients typically only need a mild pain reducer such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen afterwards if they have had a dental bone graft with PRF/CGF procedure.