Journal of Nepalese Prosthodontic Society



Socket preservation technique preserves the soft and the hard tissues after tooth extraction; henceminimising the need for any augmentation proceduresin the future. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) enhancesthe osteogenic differentiation and the healing processso can be utilised for socket preservation.This is a case report of utilizing PRF in combination with hydroxyapatite crystals in an extractedsocket, to preserve the future implant site. The tooth was extracted atraumatically and the socket wasthoroughly debrided. Venous blood was collected from the patient’s antecubital fossa and PRF wasprepared immediately by centrifuging the collected blood at 3000 rpm for 10 minutes. A mixture ofhydroxyapatite and PRF was placed in the socket; covered by a PRF membrane and sutured with 3-0silk suture. The radiographic and clinical evaluation demonstrated satisfactory regeneration of boneand soft tissue. Socket preservation technique using PRF and hydroxyapatite is an effective method forachieving sound boneand tissue for implant placement.

Key words: extraction, hydroxyapatite, implant, PRF, socket preservation

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