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What Is the Difference Between Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRF) And Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich therapy is a promising and revolutionary field with many possible applications in dentistry. There are two types of platelet-rich therapies for faster recovery after dental procedures – platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF).

Difference Between Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRF) And Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)

The Difference Between Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)

Even though Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) are a little similar, there are also differences between them:

  • Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP). It is an innovative technique of tissue regeneration promoting healing in different dental procedures, including oral surgeries. It is especially effective for older patients. It can be used for dental implants, extracting teeth, bone grafts, and other procedures. It was proven that Platelet-rich plasma has growth factors that contribute to wound healing.
  • Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRF). In contrast to PRP, Platelet-rich fibrin is received from the blood platelets of a patient. It is a biomaterial that is prepared without any artificial additives or anticoagulants. PRF is usually used for bone grafting for implants, bone repair (especially facial trauma reconstruction), and fistula repair between the mouth and sinus cavity.
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The Use of PRP and PRF in Dentistry

Both PRP and PRF are 100% natural, and there several benefits, including the following:

  • They jumpstart an immediate and fast recovery process.
  • They improve bone regeneration.
  • They reduce inflammation, swelling, and bleeding after dental procedures, especially after oral surgeries.
  • They strengthen and heal the jawbone after implants.
  • Both PRP and PRF prevent fungal, bacterial, and other types of infections.
  • They prevent dry sockets.

Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville NC – Your Oral Health Is Our Main Priority

At Virtue Dental Care, we use platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in dentistry to restore our patients’ oral health with minimal impact on their bodies. We also use high-quality digital x-rays, ozone therapy, and other methods and techniques to sterilize our patients’ mouths and promote their healthy gums and teeth. If you have any questions about the use of PRF treatment, or you want to schedule an initial appointment, you can reach Virtue Dental Care at (336) 606-0040.


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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM studied dentistry at Indiana University and opened Virtue Dental Care in 1979. He became interested in biological dentistry many years ago as he realized that dentistry should benefit one’s overall health and not just oral health. That is why he practices mercury-safe, biocompatible dentistry in accordance with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) health and safety standards. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified by the IAOMT too.
Dr. Virtue was President of the Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics and the IAOMT, of which he is also a Fellow. He enjoys teaching biological dentistry to dentists and staff. He continues to educate himself on developments in dentistry to provide the best services for patients.

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Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT became interested in dentistry at an early age and volunteered at dental clinics. A student of Starmount High School and Wake Forest University, she earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is passionate about education and prevention: She updates her knowledge with a variety of continuous education courses while teaching patients about caring for and maintaining their teeth for a long, healthy life.