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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)


Smiles Peru offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for dental implants and bone graft patients. PRP is a regenerative technology using the patient’s own blood (plasma) to enhance healing. A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn and then separated via simple centrifuging, isolating the platelet-rich portion, or PRP. The PRP is then injected or placed directly into the surrounding tissue area requiring healing, saturating the area with platelets. The platelets release proteins and growth factors used in the body’s self-healing process, enhancing the healing of soft tissue such as the gums and bone. Since the procedure uses the patient’s own blood, rejection or allergic reaction is unlikely.


What is a PRP procedure like?

A PRP procedure begins with a nurse drawing blood via IV. The blood is spun in a centrifuge, separating the platelet rich portion which will be injected or placed into the tissues requiring healing.  The entire process takes less than one hour.

When is Plasma Rich Platelets helpful?

In the dental setting, PRP is most frequently used in bone grafting procedures, as an adjunct to dental implant placement.

Does PRP promote faster healing, better healing, or both?

Both!  Studies have shown PRP application not only speeds up the healing process, but also increases the net amount of bone present post-surgery, facilitating a successful final result.

Is PRP recommended for all bone graft patients?

No.  In some cases PRP will not be considered necessary.  Some patients with bleeding disorders or blood diseases will also be contra-indicated for the treatment.

Is PRP safe?

Yes. PRP uses the patient’s own blood, thereby minimizing potential adverse reactions.

Contact us for more information about PRP with Smiles Peru, Lima’s dental implants experts.

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