For dental implants to be successful, the jawbone must have enough bone to support them. You may not have enough bone because of tooth loss from periodontal (gum) disease, injury or trauma, or a developmental defect.
At Dr. Turners’ center we grow bone in any site wherever needed. This not only gives good volume of bone to put longer and wider implants but also our final aesthetic outcomes are very satisfying .Because today implant procedures increasingly take into account not only purely functional but also aesthetic aspects. In about 20% of all our implantations, we include regenerative procedures to build up bone and soft tissue. The use of bone substitutes and membranes is now one of the standard therapeutic approaches in our practice.
Pl atelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been a breakthrough in the stimulation and acceleration of bone and soft tissue healing. It represents a relatively new biotechnology that is part of the growing interest in tissue engineering and cellular therapy today. Because PRP is developed from the patients own blood, it is inherently safe and is free from transmissible diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.
Dr Turner adds that “the patients PRP is rich in Growth factors that help in inducing formation of new bone, and enhancing the healing of the soft tissues.”
Formation of healthy human Bone and soft tissues with accelerated tissue healing:
- In implant dentistry, the most obvious application of PRP would be to accelerate formation of new stable healthy bone.
- In addition, early results are promising that PRP placed in the preparation site of a dental implant will promote and accelerate osseointegration.(bone to implant fusion).
This may be of specific benefit in the maxilla, in areas of previous failures, in type IV bone & in the osteoporotic woman.