December 8, 2016

Red Blood CellsThere’s no doubt about the fact that dental implants are the best method for replacing missing teeth. But one consideration with the procedure is the long recovery period. The months spent waiting for osseointegration to occur are harder for older patients. Dr. Hanna Mansoor strives to provide comfortable, conservative dentistry at every turn — and she is improving dental implants in Gilbert by using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to speed up and improve the recovery process.

Dental implants provide unsurpassed stability for prosthetic teeth. They are titanium posts your dentist or oral surgeon places below the gum line. Here, the implant gradually grows together with the jawbone in the process known as osseointegration. This process takes four to eight months to complete. Older patients and those with weaker jawbones experience an even longer recovery. PRP can help.

How Platelet-Rich Plasma Improves Dental Implant Procedure

When PRP is combined with other substances, it forms a powerful mixture that promotes healing of the hard and soft tissues.

The PDGF mixture applied directly to the dental implant before implantation, promotes faster healing of the implant with the jawbone. It slows bleeding and stimulates the growth of the bone tissue around the dental implant. That means a faster, more comfortable patient recovery.

Because PRP uses platelets from your own blood, there is virtually no risk of infection, disease transmission, or the other adverse effects associated with grafting from another source. 

Multiple Benefits of PRP

For patients undergoing the dental implant procedure, there are many benefits. Some of the most significant include…

  • Faster healing: PRP accelerates the healing process to greatly reduce the recovery period.
  • Improves eligibility for dental implants: Older patients who would experience prohibitively long recovery periods, or those who are at a higher risk for dental implant failure, benefit from a more successful dental implant procedure.
  • Convenient: Because PRP is performed in the Smiles By Hanna office at the same time as your dental implant procedure, there is no need to visit a hospital or blood bank.
  • Safe

PRP at Smiles By Hanna

The use of PRP to enhance healing after surgery has long been confined to the hospital setting. But with new technology, highly-trained dentists like Dr. Hanna Mansoor can harvest enough platelets from a smaller amount of blood to perform PRP. 

Patients in our region are benefitting from Dr. Hanna Mansoor’s commitment to advanced dentistry every day. We invite you to schedule a consultation today. Call our office at 480-279-3700!