PRP/PRF Harvesting for Bone and

Gum Regeneration


PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, which is a concentration of platelets and growth factors from a person’s blood. It is obtained by drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood and then processing it to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. PRP has been used in various medical fields, including orthopedics, sports medicine, and dermatology, due to its potential to promote tissue healing and bone regeneration.

L-PRF stands for Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin, which is a second-generation platelet concentrate. L-PRF is also derived from the patient’s own blood and is prepared using a centrifugation process without the addition of anticoagulants. The resulting L-PRF clot is rich in platelets, leukocytes, and fibrin and has been used in oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontal regeneration, and wound healing due to its ability to release growth factors slowly over time.

Both PRP and L-PRF are being researched and used in various medical and dental applications as a way to enhance and expedite the body’s natural healing processes.

At Mountainside Oral Implantology we use a PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) dental centrifuge in order to embed the patient’s own growth factors on Connective Tissue Donor Graft for soft tissue (gum) regeneration. PRP/PRF is also used in Bone Regeneration cases to hydrate and gel donor bone particles that are  used in conjunction with membranes and titanium meshes.  These are used in order to regenerate bone previously lost due to trauma or infection in an effort to rebuild the bone foundation necessary for implant placement in an area that is functionally and esthetically ideal.

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