Colorado Oral Surgery Group

LPRF (Leukocyte and Platelet rich Fibrin): What is it and why do we use it?

What is LPRF?

PlasmaBlood has several different components:

  • Plasma : liquid portion of blood
  • Red Blood Cells
  • Leukocytes or White Blood Cells: cells that neutralize bacteria and invading organisms at the site of injury, infection or inflammation
  • Platelets: tiny cells that form a clot at the site of a wound or damaged blood vessel
  • Fibrin: insoluble protein that forms a meshwork to stop bleeding

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Dental Implants: General Information, Benefits and Risks

Dental implants are a great alternative to replace missing teeth. There are many indications for placing implants such as:

  • Support for dentures that are ill-fitting or dislike removing dentures every day
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Bridge is not an option or bridge is not salvageable

Dental Implant

Dental implants are essentially replacements of tooth roots that are placed in the jaw bone. They are screw-like posts that are made of titanium and over several months of healing fuse to the bone. After proper healing (usually 3-6 months), an implant crown or prosthesis for a denture can be fabricated to fit on the implants.

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Smoking and Dental Implants

smoking a cigaretteDental implants are an excellent solution for the replacement of missing teeth whether they are used for the replacement of one tooth or incorporated in a denture to increase function and esthetics. However, tobacco usage can greatly influence the success of dental implants in the long term. Read the rest of this entry »

Oral Surgery during the Holidays

The holiday season has come quickly upon us! This is a time when many patients choose to have an oral surgery procedure completed due to a prolonged break from work or school.  However, there are definitely concerns we hear from our patients when scheduling these appointments, especially because the holidays are about food, enjoying time with family, and travel. Not to fear! The holiday season can still be enjoyed with some minor modifications while healing from surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

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