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Use of PRGF to Accelerate Bone and Soft Tissue Regeneration in Postextraction Sites Use of PRGF to Accelerate Bone and Soft Tissue Regeneration in Postextraction Sites

Author(s):

Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD;Gorka Orive, MD, DDS; Isabel Andia, PhD

Date Added:

7/6/2009


Summary:

In postextraction protocols for delayed short, medium, and long-term implant placement, it is essential to develop treatments that accelerate regeneration of the soft tissue as well as alveolar bone with the purpose of reducing the patient's waiting time and improving the quality of tissue obtaining a sufficient quantity (densities greater than 500 Hounsfield units)and quality (type II and III) of alveolar bone both inside and, more interestingly, surrounding the walls of the alveolus which insures initial stability of implants in a time frame of 8-12 weeks compared to 12 months described in the standard Branemark protocol. The treatment of postexatraction sites with PRGF and autologous fibrin is a simple, economical and predictable biotechnological procedure for the obtention of alveolar bone and keratinized tissue with significant reduction in waiting time for the patient without any adverse effects.

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