Leucocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin
L—PRF is a 3-D autogenous combination of Platelet Rich Fibrin derived from the patient’s blood. A simpliﬁed chairside
procedure results in the production of a thin, compressed layer of platelet rich ﬁbrin that is strong, pliable and suitable
This natural ﬁbrin network is rich in platelets, growth factors and cytokines that are derived from the blood platelets and leukocytes. The presence of these proteins have been reported to produce rapid healing, especially during the critical ﬁrst seven days after placement. This network promotes more efﬁcient cell migration and proliferation without chemical or bovine thrombin additives.
Applications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Sites
Including but not limited to:
– Bone defects
– Extraction sockets
– Sinus and alveolar ridge augmentation
– Palatal defects
– Maxillary bone atrophy
Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Bone morphogenic protein is an isolated protein that induces specific cells in our body to form new cartilage and bone. During surgery, the BMP is soaked onto and binds with a collagen sponge. The sponge is then designed to resorb, or disappear, over time. As the sponge dissolves, the bone morphogenic protein stimulates the cells to produce new bone. The BMP also goes away once it has completed its task of jump starting the normal bone healing process.
Since there is no need to harvest bone from the patients’ hip for BMP, recipients were spared donor site pain. Complications from the graft harvest site are also eliminated with the use of bone morphogenic protein.
Dr. John would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of consultation.