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Platelet-rich fibrin membrane in immediate dental implant loading

Carlos Fernando de Almeida Barros MOURÃO, Natália Belmock Mascarenhas Freitas MOURÃO

Introduction: one of the main concerns shared by dental surgeons after implant or bone graft biomaterial placement is the exposure to the oral cavity, which might lead to bone graft failure due to surgical site infection. The alternatives used to protect these types of material are connective tissue and alloplastic membranes. Objective: the aim of this study is to present an alternative to protect these types of material after placement, using platelet-rich fibrin clot (PRF) as a protection barrier. Methods: patient was subject to extraction with immediate implant placement, associated with bone graft biomaterial between the implant and the alveolar wall, followed by fibrin membrane clot fitting over the prosthetic abutment for further adaptation of a provisional prosthesis. Results: during healing of the surgical wound, the patient did not present any adverse reactions. Conclusion: it is possible to use PRF as a protection barrier for bone graft biomaterial used during placement of immediate-loaded dental implants.

Keywords: Immediate dental implant loading. Fibrin. Biocompatible material.

How to cite: Mourão CFAB, Mourão NBMF. Platelet-rich fibrin membrane in immediate loading of dental implants. Dental Press Implantol. 2015 Jan-Mar;9(1):104-9. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2237-650X.9.1.104-109.oar

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