L-PRF: the benefits and challenges
Professor Marc Quirynen shares his experiences working with the L-PRF technique.
New, simpler and more effective treatment techniques are welcomed in the health profession because all clinicians want to make their patients’ lives easier. Enhancing the stability of dental implants is one topic that a lot of clinicians are interested in – when patients have undergone an invasive procedure making the healing process as smooth as possible is essential. Therefore, it’s important to be aware of the variety of concepts available in order to provide patients with the best treatment for them.
Professor Marc Quirynen, a highly experienced clinician, instructor and lecturer in the field of dental implantology and periodontology, shares how he first came across leucocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF):
“I first encountered the L-PRF technique in 2013 and the results left me in shock – I didn’t realise L-PRF was even a treatment option. The procedure was still lacking science behind it, but I knew that if only 50 per cent of what I saw was reality, then it was still unbelievable in the sense of how L-PRF could improve treatment outcomes. L-PRF can be used in a variety of treatments such as sinus augmentation, lateral bone grafting, treatment of medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw, plastic periodontal surgical, guided tissue regeneration, treatment of bone defects, to facilitate osseointegration of any implant, and the treatment of peri-implantitis.