Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. PRP is an available and practical tool for enhancing the rate of bone formation and the final quantity of bone formed. PRP permits the body to take advantage of normal healing at a greatly accelerated rate.
Until now, platelet rich plasma has been confined to the hospital opperatories. New technology now allows Dr. Hribernik and Dr. Gray to use PRP for in office surgeries. PRP can be used to aid bone grafting for dental implants, sinus lift procedures, and ridge augmentation procedures, closure of cleft and/or lip, and palate defects. It can also assist in repair of bone defects created by removal of teeth, or small cysts and repair of fistulas between the sinus cavity and mouth.