AF PRP & AF PRF
Additive-Free Platelet Rich Plasma (AF PRP)
Additive-Free-Platelet-rich plasma (AF PRP) is a new approach to tissue regeneration and is used in dental and oral surgery, such as implants. AF-PRP utilises your own blood to promote quicker wound healing and bone regeneration and is the reason why Dr Chad uses this advanced technology in all implant surgeries.
Your blood is essentially made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets. We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. We then inject this into the surgical area to help promote bone regeneration. As we use the patient’s own blood, it contains growth factors that influence wound healing, thereby playing an important role in tissue repairing mechanisms which is crucial in implant surgery.
At the Dental & Facial Clinic, Dr Chad uses AF- PRP in oral implant surgery as it has many beneficial outcomes for the patient such as:
- Reduced bleeding;
- Enhancing soft tissue healing and
- Bone regeneration
Additive-Free Platelet Rich Fibrin (AF PRF)
AF-Platelet-rich Fibrin (AF PRF) is a new approach to tissue regeneration and it is becoming a valuable adjunct to promote healing in many procedures in dental and oral surgery, especially in implants. .AF PRF derives from the centrifugation of the patient’s own blood and it contains growth factors that influence wound healing, thereby playing an important role in tissue repairing mechanisms. The use of AF PRF in surgical practice could have beneficial outcomes, reducing bleeding and enhancing soft tissue healing and bone regeneration. Studies conducted on humans have yielded promising results regarding the application of AF PRF to many dental and oral surgical procedures (i.e. tooth extractions, periodontal surgery, implant surgery). The use of A F PRF in the alveolar socket after tooth extractions is certainly capable of improving soft tissue healing and positively influencing bone regeneration.
Guided bone regeneration or GBR, and guided tissue regeneration or GTR are dental surgical procedures that use barrier membranes to direct the growth of new bone and gingival tissue at sites with insufficient volumes or dimensions of bone or gingiva for proper function, esthetics or prosthetic restoration.
GBR is similar to guided tissue regeneration (GTR) but is focused on development of hard tissues in addition to the soft tissues of the periodontal attachment. At present, guided bone regeneration is predominantly applied in the oral cavity to support new hard tissue growth on an alveolar ridge to allow stable placement of dental implants. Bone grafting used in conjunction with sound surgical technique, GBR is a reliable and validated procedure.