Essentials of Dentistry
Original Article

Enhanced Implant Stability After Bioactivation with Injectable Platelet-Rich Fibrin Coating: A Pilot Study


Department of Periodontics, Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

Essentials of Dentistry 2023; 2: 50-54
DOI: 10.5152/EssentDent.2023.23002
Read: 570 Downloads: 315 Published: 01 May 2023

Background: The most recent advancement in platelet-rich fibrin is the liquid injectable platelet-rich fibrin. Coating dental implants with platelet-rich plasma has demonstrated a positive effect on the early stability of implants. The aim of this pilot study was to compare the influence of the coating of injectable platelet-rich fibrinon the early stability of dental implants.

Methods: Ten systemically healthy patients with ideal ridge and indicated for implant placement were included in this study. Routine steps for implant placement were followed and just before placement, injectable platelet-rich fibrin was coated on the implants in test group (n=10), whereas in the control group, the implants were placed without any coating (n=10), using simple random sampling. Implant stability was assessed immediately after implant placement and at 6, 8, 12 and 16 weeks postoperatively, tabulated, and com- pared using analysis of variance.

Results: The comparison between the test and control group demonstrated that the Implant Stability Quotient values were significantly higher in the test group as compared to the control group at 6, 8, and 12 weeks after implant placement (P < .05).

Conclusion: It can be concluded that coating the implant surface with injectable platelet-rich fibrin significantly increases stability at 6, 8, and 12 weeks postsurgically.

Cite this article as: Raj R, A.B. TK, Shah R, M.G. T, Thomas R, Mehta D. Enhanced implant stability after bioactivation with injectable platelet-rich fibrin coating: A pilot study. Essent Dent. 2023;2(2):50-54.

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