PRF and Its Importance in Dental Implant Surgery
PRF or platelet-rich-fibrin is a technique during which platelets in your blood are isolated to create a concentrate that is injected (with your own plasma) into damaged tissue to aid in faster healing. To fully understand PRF, you must understand that your blood is comprised of platelets, plasma, and red & white blood cells. When you suffer an injury, the platelets clot your blood to begin the healing process. They encourage the healing response of “growth factors and other proteins found in your platelets” that also assist in repairing the skin and reducing inflammation. The PRF technique actually takes this healing process one step further with a fibrin meshwork comprised of your growth factors and platelets. This fibrin mesh acts almost like a bandaid.