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Implants, Platelet Rich Plasma And Platelet Rich Fibrin


Man smiling and texting his friends after his dental implant procedure at BiteLock.BiteLock is on the cutting edge of dental technology. We know what it takes to get a procedure done right the first time, and how to get the absolute best results. We are dedicated to you and your needs, and that includes not only the procedure itself but also the healing that goes along with it. Our dental staff is knowledgeable about everything it takes to get you in the best oral shape you've been in and to do it with as little hassle as possible. For more information on the methods, we use to keep you in tip-top shape, give us a call today.

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma Diagram used at BiteLock.PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is a development in dentistry that is helping us help you in countless new ways. PRP allows us to help you heal in a way we weren't able to before. This plasma is made from centrifuging your blood and helps us to access growth factors that induce healing. This, when used in wounds, helps to induce tissue regeneration specifically. More so than anyone else, this helps us to treat our aging patients. This helps us to stop bleeding and to develop soft tissue and help with bone regeneration and maturation. PRP has been used as a coating material after implants, and it has given promising results in tissue growth after the surgery.

How Does it Help With Implants?


Studies have shown time and time again that coating the implant in platelet-rich plasma before inserting it into the jaw has worked wonders. The PRP sticks to the metal and has the possibility to show biological activity between the implant and the bone and gums surrounding it. The results have been clear. PRP is highly effective when it comes to tissue regrowth and bone healing and regeneration. This new material can be used not only in implant surgeries but other oral surgeries as well and show equally promising results. However, implant surgery is unique in that it is the only surgery in which we can use PRP on its own rather than in collaboration with other materials to get the desired, or a similar, effect.

BiteLock is a leader in all things dental, from our teeth-in-a-day procedure to this. We take the newest scientific strides and utilize them to the best of our abilities. We can handle anything that you throw our way, and more. PRP is not a very commonly known material, but we work to make our office a comfortable environment for you, and this is a good way to do so. Minimizing discomfort and maximizing your healing potential in the least possible time is astounding and we work hard to do the best we can by you.

You are our number one priority, and this just gives us another way to say so. If you have any questions about PRP, or about how it could pertain to your upcoming procedure, don't hesitate to ask us. Just give us a call at (469) 995-7808 and you can talk with our experienced staff!

Platelet Rich Fibrin


BiteLock is dedicated to your health and safety. We work to keep with all of the scientific advancements within our field to cater to you with the best care that we possibly can. We keep up even to the molecular level! We find new ways to improve our procedures and your healing process day in and day out. We also take great pride in the exemplary care with which we treat our patients. If you have any questions about the new and amazing ways we can take care of you, give us a call today!

What is Platelet Rich Fibrin?


Platelet Rich Fibrin, or PRF, is a material that is being developed and used to promote the healing of wounds after or during a dental procedure. We get proof from centrifuging your blood to get and keep your cells, which will promote healing within the wounds that we make when operating on your mouth. PRF tries to collect platelets and to release growth factors that are secreted by your immune system to heal other cells. These factors, called cytokines, are used and immediately destroyed when healing a wound. The fibrin matrix in PRF makes it better than PRP, or platelet rich plasma, its commonly used counterpart.

Advantages of PRF


It is much more cost-effective than its counterpart, and there is no biochemical handling of the blood. This makes it better and safer for you and our staff. Because it is your blood, other foreign agents are not required to make it work. It has a slower polymerization than PRP, and so it heals better and heals more quickly. PRF also helps support your immune system! This is a huge bonus that is often expressed, as some medications can act as inhibitors rather than helping your immune system. While on the subject, it also helps hemostasis, and so it promotes clotting. This minimizes any risk that could be associated with too much bleeding.

What Can It Help?


PRF can help during bone augmentation and after the extraction of a tooth as well. It promotes tissue regrowth, healing, prevents bleeding, and also promotes bone regrowth. When using PRF, it accelerated the time it takes for someone who needed a bone augmentation to be ready for their implant. It shortened the time span significantly.

BiteLock takes pride in taking the best possible care of you. We care deeply about your well-being and assure you that with us, you are in the best and most capable hands for whatever procedure you may need to be done. Bone grafting can be a scary necessity, but with us and our plethora of state of the art equipment, knowledge, and dedication, no one will get you through this stressful time more hassle and pain-free. We are dedicated to you! Give our friendly and outgoing staff a call today at (469) 995-7808 to set up your consultation to get your mouth back on the right track today!
PEDRO F. FRANCO, DDS
HOWARD B. PRICE, DDS

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