To be a good candidate for dental implants, patients must have enough bone structure and bone density at the treatment site. If you’re considering dental implants in San Diego, and your jawbone isn’t in an ideal state for the procedure, then your oral surgeon may recommend bone grafting. This procedure involves using bone from another source and surgically placing it where necessary to increase the chances of a successful dental implant treatment.
After a bone grafting procedure, the surgery site must completely heal before dental implants can be considered. To help speed this process, your oral surgeon may recommend platelet rich plasma (PRP). Platelets are one of the types of cells in blood, and they are responsible for things like releasing growth factors into wounds and forming blood clots at an injury site, and they are found in high concentrations in plasma. When used as part of your bone grafting procedure, PRP can promote faster healing and tissue regeneration to provide you with better comfort and quicker results.