Platelet Rich Fibrin

The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants & Periodontology

Jean-Jacques Elbaz, DDS, MS

Periodontist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Platelet-rich fibrin is a useful biomaterial that promotes tissue and bone regeneration. At The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology in Beverly Hills, California, certified periodontist Jean-Jacques Elbaz, DDS, MS, uses platelet-rich fibrin to accelerate healing for a wide range of oral procedures. To learn more about the benefits of platelet-rich fibrin, call the Los Angeles office or schedule your appointment online today.

Platelet Rich Fibrin Q & A

What is platelet-rich fibrin?

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a thick biomaterial derived from your blood. Platelet-rich fibrin contains concentrated amounts of platelets and other growth factors that contribute to healing and tissue regeneration throughout the body. 

When applied to a surgical site, PRF accelerates the healing process and decreases pain and swelling after oral surgery. PRF is an innovative new therapy that can improve the quality and success of your procedure. 

Specializing in periodontics and implant dentistry, Dr. Elbaz uses PRF to aid in a number of bone and tissue-related procedures. 

When is platelet-rich fibrin used?

Dr. Elbaz uses highly versatile platelet-rich fibrin in a variety of dental applications, including:

  • Extractions
  • Dental implants
  • Tissue and bone grafts
  • Periodontal surgery
  • Pinhole® Surgical Technique

PRF is typically combined with other treatments to provide the best possible results. When combined with dental implants, PRF accelerates osseointegration – the process of the jawbone healing and fusing with the metal implant. 

Much of the dental implant process involves waiting for the bone and tissue to heal after the different parts of the implant are applied. PRF not only increases the success of dental implants but speeds up the process, allowing patients to restore their smile in less time. 

PRF is also frequently applied to extraction sockets to prevent complications and promote healing. PRF helps protect surgical sites from infection and decreases postoperative discomfort. 

How is platelet-rich fibrin prepared?

Preparing platelet-rich fibrin is an easy and gentle process. PRF is processed the same day as your procedure. First, Dr. Elbaz takes a small sample of your blood. The amount of blood taken is similar to that of a standard blood test. 

Dr. Elbaz then takes the blood sample and puts it into a centrifuge. The centrifuge rapidly spins your blood and isolates the platelets and fibrin from the rest of your blood. Because PRF is derived from your blood, there is little risk for side effects or adverse reactions. 

PRF is a drug-free therapy that uses no additives or synthetic materials. PRF is becoming increasingly popular because it’s easy to prepare, readily available, and appropriate for a wide range of oral procedures. 

To find out if PRF is right for you, book an appointment with Dr. Elbaz by phone or online today.