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Platelet Rich Fibrin

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a valuable substance derived from blood (plasma) that boasts a high concentration of platelets. Essentially, PRF is a byproduct of blood that contains an abundant supply of platelets and growth factors. These growth factors serve as vital messengers facilitating cellular communication.

The remarkable properties of PRF make it an effective tool for promoting the regeneration of both bone and soft tissue. In recent times, PRF has gained recognition and support for its application in regenerative surgery and wound healing.

When combined with bone graft materials, PRF exhibits notable benefits in enhancing bone regeneration during maxillary sinus lift procedures. Notably, it contributes to a significantly reduced healing time before the placement of implants. By acting as a biologic cement, PRF aids in binding the bone graft particles together, thereby facilitating the manipulation of the grafts.

Furthermore, PRF plays a pivotal role in promoting new bone formation, surpassing the healing outcomes achieved without its application. It serves as a valuable adjunct to autogenous bone grafting, expediting and improving the healing process following grafting surgery.