Better Healing from Within
L-PRF™ is essentially a “band-aid” that is created from your blood and then added to the concerned area during surgery. It all starts with Dr. Assi collecting a small sample of your blood, just like you would for a blood test. From there, he’ll use the unique IntraSpin™ System to separate and concentrate specific cells and active proteins by spinning your blood in a dedicated centrifuge. Almost immediately, the bioactive clot—created from your blood—is now ideal for your procedure.
When used on surgical sites, L-PRF utilizes your body’s natural healing proteins, creating a network of cells that enhance the healing process. Depending on your situation, your doctor might add a supplement to your L-PRF clot. For example, any patient with significant bone loss can benefit from Dr. Assi adding bone growth material to the L-PRF clot, used to promote natural bone regeneration.
What Is L-PRF Therapy?
Dentists face some complicated issues during oral surgery or implant placement, including tooth loss and damage to the jawbone and tissues. Without ample jawbone support, dental implants can’t be stabilized, and tissue healing can be a long process. The solution is a new Platelet Therapy created from your own blood. Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) redefines the boundaries of dental surgery by promoting healing and bone growth from within your own body.
Unlike the treatments that use artificial components, Platelet Therapy with L-PRF uses only your blood. Dr. Assi can use a small sample of your blood and an advanced technology protocol to deliver treatment that is made for you—from you. The final result improves the healing response and significantly decreases recovery time.
The Benefits of L-PRF Therapy
For your convenience, here are a few of the benefits of L-PRF therapy:
- All natural, 100% you
- Simple holistic procedure
- Latest healing technology
- No chemicals, foreign substances, or additives—just you
- FDA-cleared medical device
Your Body’s Power to Heal
Let’s say you scrape your knee; your body would react by creating a clot to stop the bleeding, form a scab, and finally regenerate healthy skin. Platelet Fibrin Therapy is similar. Dr. Assi collects a tiny amount of blood to create an advanced bioactive compound that will boost the healing forces found within your own blood—improving the healing response. The entire procedure is painless—no more so than a routine blood test.
The therapy is 100% natural and additive-free. Your body contains natural growth factors, which we concentrate with L-PRF. We merely reintroduce your own concentrated platelets and crucial other blood cells at the site of your surgical procedure. As a result, your body releases dominant healing proteins and creates a scaffold for healing.
A Natural Choice to Healing
The IntraSpin™ System is the only procedure of its kind with FDA clearance, and it allows Dr. Assi to create as many L-PRF clots as deemed necessary.
After we collect the blood sample, we spin the tube using a very specific centrifuge and protocol. The L-PRF clots are then removed and pressed to the correct thickness. L-PRF is never chemically altered—it doesn’t contain any synthetic, animal, or other human ingredients.
After Dr. Assi creates your L-PRF composition, he’ll place it directly on the surgical site. L-PRF provides an excellent way to introduce other regenerative materials as well. The L-PRF clot can be divided, combined with bone graft materials, and made ready for the procedure. Dr. Assi will determine the most appropriate L-PRF technique for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is L-PRF Platelet Therapy painful?
L-PRF isn’t painful at all. Your implant dentist will collect a small amount of blood that’ll be re-engineered to boost the healing factor around the surgical site of your dental procedure. Most patients compare the experience of undergoing platelet therapy to that of a routine blood test. In order to make sure you feel comfortable, our staff will answer any of your questions.
How can L-PRF help me heal after implant surgery?
L-PRF speeds up the recovery of your dental implant by applying a concentration of healing proteins that are taken from a blood sample to the surgical site. These samples are spun in a tube to create a blood clotting agent. Since there’s a high concentration of platelets, this can quicken the healing process of your implant site for up to 14 days to improve your smile.
Are there any risks that are involved with L-PRF?
There are no risks associated with platelet therapy since L-PRF uses your own blood. No additives or modifications are made whatsoever, reducing the risk of an allergic reaction or your implant dentist damaging any issues. Since L-PRF is a concentration of your body’s unique healing abilities, it’ll simply be re-introduced at the site of your implant placement.
What types of dental issues utilize L-PRF?
Most dentists use L-PRF for dental and oral maxillofacial surgical procedures. This includes treatments such as dental implants, tooth extractions, sinus and ridge augmentation, and more. Our implant dentist, Dr. Maya Assi, has years of experience using platelet therapy for patients and will ensure that you can benefit from this simple procedure before approving it.
A Natural Boost to Your Dental Implant Recovery
At Alpha Dental Practice, we know how long and difficult it can be to receive dental implants. That’s why our resident implant dentist, Dr. Tarek Assi, uses platelet therapy to further speed up the recovery period following your surgery. Our team will monitor your implant site to ensure you receive the effective care your smile needs. Call our Coral Springs, Fl office at (954) 228-8509 or fill out our online contact form below to get in touch with our team. We welcome patients residing in Forest Hills, Margate, and Pompano Beach, FL.