Help your body heal with platelet-rich fibrin treatment in Yadkinville, NCTooth loss is a difficult situation for any patient and can be made more complicated by slow healing and lack of supporting jaw bone. Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy can help solve these issues by enabling healing and bone growth from within a person’s own body. Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville, NC, offers PRF treatment as part of their biological approach to dentistry.
What is PRF?PRF Therapy is like a bio-active "band-aid" . Unlike other treatments that use artificial materials, like bovine or cadaver bone graft, PRF therapy uses only your own blood and is placed in the sites where the surgery has taken place so that they can heal. PRF utilizes the natural healing cells of your own body, creating a faster and more efficient network of cells to enhance the healing process, reducing the stress on your body after tooth loss.
PRF offers many benefits to patients after dental surgery. It has a high concentration of your own body’s natural healing proteins and important cells to help your body heal faster and maintain bone. It provides a sustained release of growth factors for 1-4 weeks after surgery and has antibacterial properties as well. The end result is new blood supply, new bone, and faster healing for the patient.
What to expect when using PRF during dental surgeryPRF is typically used for patients undergoing dental surgery, such as tooth extraction or dental implants. Dr. Taylor may place PRF in your tooth socket around a dental implant or use it during extraction, or as part of periodontal therapy to encourage gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth.
During the procedure, a sample of your blood is collected. A centrifuge will then be used to separate and concentrate the active proteins and essential healing cells. The matrix containing these cells is then removed and placed in your surgery site at the time of the procedure. The timing of this procedure is crucial to get the optimum results, and Dr. Taylor has the training, skills and experience to perform the procedure effectively.
Focusing on whole health with biological dentistryPRF treatments are one of the many ways in which Virtue Dental Care uses the latest technology and therapies to restore your oral health while minimizing the impact on your body. Our doctors have invested in high-quality digital X-rays with reduced radiation and intraoral cameras to help identify problems as soon as they develop. Our staff utilizes ozone therapy for a chemical-free way to sterilize your mouth and promote healthy gums and teeth.
Dr. Taylor chooses biocompatible material for all restorations to reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of fillings, crowns, and other prosthetics. The result is a brighter smile that boosts your self-confidence. To learn more about PRF therapy and biological dentistry, contact our office in Yadkinville, NC, today at (336) 606-0040 to schedule an appointment.
Virtue Dental Care - General & Mercury-Free Dentistry
William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM
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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.
Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT
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.