Platelet Rich Plasma
At Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we strive to bring you the latest in modern dental technology to ensure that you always have the best oral health possible. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a sophisticated therapy that has seen use in other parts of the medical community as a powerful technique to boost the patient’s own natural healing. It is only recently though that it has advanced to the point where it can be used in dental applications. We are proud to bring you the cutting edge of dental technology.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma is a substance derived from your own blood, also known as plasma, that’s been fortified with a high concentration of platelets. These platelets help encourage tissue regeneration, speeding up the recovery process. This is because they have three to five times as many growth factors as the rest of your blood. Growth factors are the element in platelets that helps regrow tissue.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
When your body is healing a wound, it floods the injured area with a variety of different cells to help kickstart the process. Platelets are one of the most important of these cells, suffusing the wound with growth factors. In studies, PRP therapy has helped patients recover six times as quickly. While PRP is often used with bone grafts in a dental setting, it can’t regenerate the bone on its own. PRP needs graft material to do its job.
What Is PRP Therapy Used For?
While PRP is incredibly versatile and powerful, dentists frequently use it when performing a bone graft in anticipation of a dental implant. When used in conjunction with a bone graft, it helps the graft heal faster and promotes bone growth. Because a dental implant is like a screw that replaces the root of a missing tooth, the implant is placed within the jawbone itself. Without sufficient bone volume, you may not be a good candidate for dental implants, which are one of the best ways to restore the look, function, and feel of your teeth. PRP can help ensure that this is never a problem.
Is PRP Therapy Safe?
PRP might be a relatively new dental procedure, but it’s seen use for decades in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, cardiovascular surgery, and other fields. It is very easy to produce in a centrifuge and simple to administer. In fact, it is easy and simple enough that it can be done in our office while undergoing another procedure, such as receiving dental implants. And because it is a byproduct of your own blood, there’s absolutely no risk of contracting any disease.
Get Your Smile Back Today!
At Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re committed to providing you with a whole spectrum of options for your oral health. Platelet-rich plasma isn’t just a great way to accelerate your healing after surgery, it can be the difference between being a great candidate for dental implants and being unable to receive this life-altering treatment. Give us a call today at (657) 341-0808 and find out just how easy it can be to get your smile back!