Saving a Failing Implant with PRF

//Saving a Failing Implant with PRF

Check out our latest Youtube video, discussing how to save failing implants. Sometimes when we extract the teeth and implant, whether immediately or delayed, we face an unpredictable bodily complication due to the body’s reaction that causes people to start losing bone in the area around the implant. 

In this video, you can see an eight-year-old implant surrounded by a massive amount of granulation or inflammatory tissues that need to be cleaned out. Once cleaned, there was a huge hole of boney defect around the implant. Since the implant is still stable, we attempt to save it. 

The Process

We save the implant by drawing the patient’s blood and mixing it with cadaver bone to turn it into “sticky bone.” We place this Play-doh consistency material inside that porosity around the implant. We also spin the patient’s blood to obtain platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), which presents a membrane derived from the patient’s blood, and layer it on top to protect the bone graft. The patient is then sutured up and observed for six months until their bone matures. 

We are thankful for all the patients who trust our practice! If you’re interested in learning more about how dental implants or need assistance saving a failing implant, feel free to contact the friendly team at Dental Arts San Diego! Give us a call at (619) 444-1001 or click here to schedule an appointment. We are located at 707 Arnele Avenue, El Cajon, CA, 92020.

2023-03-09T10:14:54-08:00Dental Vlog|