L-PRF Therapy (from Intra-Lock International)

L-PRF for regenerating oral tissues and improved healing

L-PRF™ is basically a bioactive “band-aid” that is created from your own blood and then placed in your surgery sites to promote healing.  A sample of your blood is collected in a tube, just as it would be for a blood test. Your doctor then uses the unique IntraSpin™ System to separate and concentrate certain important cells and active proteins by spinning your own blood in a dedicated centrifuge. After a fast preparation the bioactive concentrate, created just from your own blood, is now ideal for your procedure.

L-PRF™ is currently being used in our office for bone grafting, extraction socket bone preservation, sinus lifting, and some gum grafting procedures.

When placed in surgery sites, L-PRF releases your body’s own natural healing proteins, creating a more efficient network for cells to enhance the healing process. Depending on your situation, we may elect to supplement your periodontal surgical treatment with L-PRF membranes or plugs.

L-PRF is a 3-dimensional combination of Platelet Rich Fibrin derived from the patient’s blood. A simplified chairside procedure results in the production of a thin, compressed layer of platelet rich fibrin membrane or plugs that are strong, pliable and suitable for suturing. This natural fibrin network is rich in platelets, growth factors and cytokines (cellular messaging molecules) that are derived from the blood platelets and leukocytes.

The presence of these proteins has been reported to produce rapid healing, especially during the critical first seven days after placement. This network promotes more efficient cell migration and proliferation without any chemicals or additives.

Clinically, Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin displays excellent working properties. This biomaterial from you is resilient, strong and pliable, making it easy to manipulate. It can be cut to size, and is supple enough for adapting to many anatomical areas. It is adhesive in nature and very receptive to suturing. In addition, there is ample working time since L-PRF™ is stable at room temperature for several hours.