Monday, December 7, 2009

Implant Dentistry Reports Platelet-Rich Plasma Enhances Bone and Tissue Growth

At the American Academy of Implant Dentistry prominent researcher and Journal of Oral Implantology editor, James Rutkowski, DMD, PhD, reported the potential for accelerated healing of dental implants using platelet-rich plasma. While this is not an orthopedic study, Dr. Rutkowski noted its continued success in sports injuries and orthopedics.

Dr. Rutkowski said about PRP in dental implants, "...PRP treatments can jump start bone growth and implant adherence in just two weeks...Accelerated healing is a goal we've been seeking in implant dentistry and we now have treatment that activates the natural healing process. It is a very promising development..."

He estimated 10 percent of implant dentists have used PRP and that number will continue to rise.

It seems increasingly numbers of prominent doctors believe PRP is effective and that trend will continue.

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