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What are the benefits of PRF grafting?

As PRF technology derives from the use of the patients’ blood and is a living biomaterial, there are fewer risks or limitations when it comes to the use of PRF. Some of the benefits include:

  • PRF is readily available
  • Preparation time for PRF requires little preparation time
  • It can be safely produced at the chairside of the patient
  • Using a PRF method is affordable for the patient and clinician
  • There is little posed risk of having a foreign body response (rejection reaction)

What is the difference between PRF and PRP?

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is an earlier generation of stem cells. The PRP is found in the layer of serum adjacent to the red packed cells.

PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) is a newer generation of stem cells. PRF is found throughout the whole zone of the serum created after separating the blood.

This grafting process consists of a concentrated form of platelets that are rich in growth factors. These growth factors promote bone and soft tissue regeneration.

You may have heard of PRP over the years. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the use of plasma (the largest liquid portion of your blood) to stimulate successful healing and cell regeneration. It has been used to treat torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries

PRP has also gained significant popularity over the years for its use in cosmetic treatments. These include anti-ageing treatments for damaged, wrinkled or sagging skin, stimulating collagen production and decreasing fine lines, as well as hair loss regeneration from dormant hair follicles.

PRF Grafting for Implant Dentistry in Melbourne

If you would like more information on PRF grafting or wish to request an appointment with Dr Jaclyn Wong, please contact us today.


Frequently Asked Questions

PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) grafting in implant dentistry involves using a patient’s own blood to create a concentrated mixture rich in platelets, growth factors, and white blood cells. This PRF clot is applied to surgical sites around dental implants or other oral procedures to enhance healing, stimulate tissue regeneration, and promote bone growth. PRF grafting accelerates natural healing processes, encourages new bone formation, reduces complications, and is biocompatible. By harnessing the body’s own regenerative capabilities, PRF grafting has become a valuable technique in implant dentistry for improving outcomes and ensuring the success of implant procedures and other surgical interventions.

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is generally considered a safe and promising treatment when administered by trained professionals. It utilises the body’s own natural healing components, minimising the risk of adverse reactions or allergies. PRF has shown promising results in promoting tissue healing and regeneration, providing potential benefits for patients seeking regenerative therapies. Consulting with a qualified healthcare professional can help determine if PRF is a suitable and beneficial treatment option for your specific needs.

After PRF treatment, you can expect the body’s natural healing process to take place, promoting tissue regeneration and gradual improvement. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are temporary signs that the treatment is working. Adhering to post-treatment instructions and attending scheduled follow-up appointments will contribute to a positive outcome. Feel free to reach out to your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns for personalised care and reassurance.