Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the influence of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) used as an adjunct to Bio-Oss for the repair of bone defects adjacent to titanium dental implants. Study design: In 6 mongrel dogs, 12 screw-shaped titanium dental implants were inserted into the osteotomy sites in the dogs' tibias. Before implantation, a standardized gap (2.0 mm) was created between the implant surface and the surrounding bony walls. The gaps were filled with either Bio-Oss cancellous granules alone or Bio-Oss cancellous granules mixed with PRP. Results: After 4 months, the Bio-Oss-treated defects revealed a significantly higher percentage of bone-implant contact than the defects treated with Bio-Oss and PRP (60.1% vs. 30.8%; P < .05). Conclusion: The results indicate that when PRP is used as an adjunct to Bio-Oss in the repair of bone defects adjacent to titanium dental implants, PRP may decrease periimplant bone healing.
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Apr|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery