Platelet-rich Fibrin, a Physiological Concentrate in the Management of Buccal Dehiscence of Implant â€“ A Case Report
Introduction: Successful implant dentistry is based on proper selection of patients, careful surgery, preplanned restorations, and postoperative and supportive care. Although implant therapy is highly successful and predictable, it is not without early and/or late complica- tions. Placement of dental implants in narrow or atrophic edentulous ridges often leads to complications, such as dehiscence and fenestration.
Case Report: This case report presents the successful management of buccal dehiscence of single-staged implant for replacement of left central incisor with the platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and autogenous bone graft material. The initial mobility was completely resolved after 12 weeks and final restoration was given to patient.
Discussion: The treatment for dehiscence requires the use of various regenerative procedures but PRF belongs to a new generation of platelet concentrates geared to simplify preparation without biochemical blood handling. Adjunctive implantation of PRF does appear to significantly improve the healing response, which has resulted in rapid, clinically relevant bone closure of dental implant dehiscence defect in the present case.
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