Immediate Dental Implants and PRGF

Conservative in Approach of Immediate Dental Implants

Historically, the immediate placement of dental implants into extraction sockets has given us variable results. Certainly, when we try to place dental implants into poor sites where the bones are of poor quality, we should expect bone loss. In most cases, dental implants will still be a success in that it will heal solid in the bones, however I do not consider significant bone loss on dental implants to be a successful case. Because of this, we have been very conservative in our approach toward immediate dental implants.

For about the past three years,we have been using PRGF (plasma rich in growth factors) as an adjunct to our bone grafting procedures and we have also used this in conjunction with immediate dental implants with and without grafting. This article from the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 67:2476-2484, 2009), studies the effect of the use of PRGF along with immediate dental implants into sites that have infection present. Their studies showed this to be an effective and predictable treatment method. This reinforces my experience with immediate dental implants and PRGF. We also have been using bone graft material along with this care which has given us even better results for bone maintenance.

I still believe that you should have as close to an ideal a site as possible and for those patients who can tolerate staged procedures, I truly believe this gives the best result. However, I find more and more people want immediate care and that is pushing us into providing treatments that we might feel are otherwise risky. The use of PRGF and grafting materials along with these procedures does improve our outcomes.

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