Platelet Rich Plasma Augmentation
Frequently, there is not enough bone left to adequately stabilize an implant and we will recommend a bone graft, sinus lift, or platelet rich plasma augmentation for restoration of the area prior to placement of the implant. Platelet rich plasma can be obtained by harvesting a few cc’s of the patient’s own blood, spinning it through a centrifuge, and giving them back that portion which contained bone growth stimulating hormones. This, together with donor bone or the patient’s own bone, will result in a strong framework to solidify the newly placed implant. Plasma augmentation also aids in the speed healing of the wound site.
Bone Grafting Materials
Bone grafting encourages your body to create its own bone in a situation where it really would do so poorly, if at all. The grafts are generally designed to be absorbed by the body over time, being replaced gradually by your own bone. Graft material may include specially prepared animal or human donor substances (such as processed bone powder), your own bone, or synthetic or genetically engineered substances. Graft materials are obtained from accredited bone banks or approved commercial sources and have been processed by the manufacturer in accordance with current standards.