Introduction: The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth loss and provide a healthy dentition with optimal functional efficiency, structural balance, and esthetic harmony. With the increasing success rates of dental implants, clinicians and researchers have turned their approach toward making the duration of treatment shorter and more comfortable for the patient.
Materials and methods: A total of 20 sites were selected and randomly divided into two groups. Of these, 10 immediate implants were placed with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), while the other 10 immediate implants were placed without any similar adjunct. The patients were prospectively evaluated clinically and radiographically using cone beam computed tomography.
Results: It was observed that the patients in test group are favored with rapid soft tissue regeneration, diminished vertical bone loss, and improve with early wound closure, which helps in achieving an esthetic outcome and better patient acceptance. It can be used to fill horizontal defect distance or jumping distance for complete resolution of the space.
Conclusion: Immediate implants with PRF lead to stimulation and acceleration of bone regeneration and show tendency toward rapid soft tissue regeneration and reduced peri-implant pain and inflammation. Overall, it is recommended to use PRF as a viable option in improving success and reducing the treatment duration in immediate implants.
Keywords: Atraumatic extraction, Immediate implants, Plateletrich fibrin.
How to cite this article: Arora S, Bali S, Thukral P, Bhushan A, Taneja M, Aggarwal P. A Comparative Evaluation of Immediate Implant Placement in Fresh Extraction Socket with and without the Use of Platelet-rich Fibrin: A Clinical and Radiographic Study. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res 2016;7(3):48-58.
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