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What Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) comes from the patient’s own blood, which is rich in platelets that can be used to promote faster bone healing after surgery. Previously, PRF was only used in the hospital setting due to the expensive nature of isolating a sufficient amount of fibrin. Now, the technology is in use at some clinics like Coyne Oral Surgery.

What are the benefits of PRF treatment?

PRF allows the body to heal itself faster by introducing platelets, which are responsible for many functions, including blood clot formation and the release of growth factors. There are a number of growth factors, including platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF), transforming growth factor-beta (TGF), and insulin-like growth factors (ILGF). These growth factors help the body regenerate new tissues, effectively speeding up the healing process.

PRF Has A Range of Clinical Uses

At Coyne Oral Surgery, PRF is often used to help heal bone grafting, which is a part of a dental implant procedure. PRF may also be used to repair bone defects that may develop as a result of tooth removal or cyst removal.

What Are the Advantages of PRF?

Safe: Because PRF is derived from the patient’s own body, there’s no risk of rejection or risk of disease entering the body through treatment.

Convenient: This procedure can be done in the office at Coyne Oral Surgery while you’re already undergoing your primary surgical procedure.

Fast healing: PRF accelerates healing by releasing a high volume of growth factors directly at the surgical site.

Cost-effective: Because PRF requires only a small amount of the patient’s own blood, costs are kept to a minimum – no blood bank or blood harvesting procedure required.

Easy to use: PRF is easy for providers to use.

What Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) comes from the patient’s own blood, which is rich in platelets that can be used to promote faster bone healing after surgery. Previously, PRF was only used in the hospital setting due to the expensive nature of isolating a sufficient amount of fibrin. Now, the technology is in use at some clinics like Coyne Oral Surgery.

What are the benefits of PRF treatment?

PRF allows the body to heal itself faster by introducing platelets, which are responsible for many functions, including blood clot formation and the release of growth factors. There are a number of growth factors, including platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF), transforming growth factor-beta (TGF), and insulin-like growth factors (ILGF). These growth factors help the body regenerate new tissues, effectively speeding up the healing process.

PRF Has A Range of Clinical Uses

At Coyne Oral Surgery, PRF is often used to help heal bone grafting, which is a part of a dental implant procedure. PRF may also be used to repair bone defects that may develop as a result of tooth removal or cyst removal.

What Are the Advantages of PRF?

Safe: Because PRF is derived from the patient’s own body, there’s no risk of rejection or risk of disease entering the body through treatment.

Convenient: This procedure can be done in the office at Coyne Oral Surgery while you’re already undergoing your primary surgical procedure.

Fast healing: PRF accelerates healing by releasing a high volume of growth factors directly at the surgical site.

Cost-effective: Because PRF requires only a small amount of the patient’s own blood, costs are kept to a minimum – no blood bank or blood harvesting procedure required.

Easy to use: PRF is easy for providers to use.

Common Questions About PRF

Is PRF safe?
Yes. This outpatient surgical procedure requires just a small amount of blood from the patient. The platelets take less than 15 minutes to be ready for use.

Is PRF appropriate for all bone-grafting cases?
Not necessarily. Sometimes, there is no need for PRF. Oftentimes, however, the use of PRF can help increase the total amount of bone present while also speeding up the wound-healing process.

Does insurance cover the cost of PRF?
No. PRF applications are paid by the patient.

Will PRF stimulate bone formation on its own?
No. PRF has to be used with the patient’s own bone, a bone substitute, or a synthetic bone product.Are there any contraindications to PRF? Very few. If you have a bleeding disorder or blood-related disease, you will not qualify for this procedure.

Ask Dr. Coyne if PRF is right for you.