One of the biggest challenges in replacing missing teeth is that the site where the tooth has been removed, can often suffer from bone shrinkage during the normal healing process
Since a dental implant requires a good bone foundation for placement, final treatment is often delayed in favour of bone grafting to augment the jaw in that area. Traditionally we have to use artificial materials or take bone from a different part of the mouth or body. This increases discomfort to patients and complicates treatment. With patient comfort and well-being at the forefront of my treatment regime, my main aim has been to make implant surgery as gentle as possible and to minimise post-operative complications which can naturally occur after any surgical procedure, such as pain, bruising or swelling. I have spent a substantial amount of time researching clinical ways to achieve rapid healing and grafting, bone and tissue repair and regeneration using a safe and natural healing technique which is gentle to my patients.
I was fortunate to be introduced to an innovative implant and grafting system that allows me to preserve and augment bone using my patients’ own healing capacity. PRGF-ENDORET allows me to achieve rapid tissue repair and recovery and bone regeneration, leading to success rates as high as 99%. With this technique, the proteins which are responsible for wound healing and tissue regeneration are isolated from the blood plasma
When treating patients using the PRGF technique, a small volume of blood needs to be taken depending on the type of defect to be treated. This blood is obtained using the technique that is the least painful for the patient and simplest to perform for the dentist, and is as simple as a routine blood test. Through a centrifuging process, the plasma rich in growth factors is obtained which, when applied to the treatment area, accelerates the repair process. Currently, the PRGF technique is being used with remarkable results in different fields of medicine such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, traumatology, burns, dermatology, opthalmology, plastic surgery and general surgery.
PRGF is the only technique that makes use of the body’s own pharmacology, since it deals with the patients’ own proteins which are responsible for carrying out and accelerating repair process. All patients can benefit from this system including those with healing problems or in need of stimulation of bone regeneration as in the case of smokers and diabetics.
Dr Bravis is currently one of the sole dentists in London to own this pioneering technology and use this cutting-edge implant and grafting system. For more information you can contact her on our practice telephone number 0208 398 9466.