Effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma in the Healing of Dental Implants: A Systematic Review

2013 • Volume 7 • Issue 1

Bravo S, Eduardo; Oliva M, Patricio

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-381X2013000100014


The platelet rich plasma is a differential centrifugation product of the blood, getting a high concentration of platelets (600.000 to 1.500.000 x mm3), which when combined with calcium chloride begins its activation, resulting in cell regeneration. It is currently in aesthetic and surgical procedures. Dental implant has effectiveness over 92%, and decreases the time for rehabilitation, reducing bone resorption after extraction. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of treatment with PRP in dental implant surgery. We conducted a systematic review whose methodology was to review randomized clinical trials of the subject. We searched PUBMED, Lylacs, Blackwell and Ebsco, the Cochrane Library and books. We considered the following selection’s criteria: over 18 years, candidates for dental implant rehabilitation treatment, without significant systemic changes. The strategy is summarized in the following: Identify the problem, identification of search terms, systematic search, selection of articles by using critical thinking guides, Incorporation of information to REVMAN, Sensitivity analysis of the articles, analysis of bias and Meta analysis. We conclude that the mixture of platelet affluent plasma can induce a stronger reaction of bone around the implant

KEY WORDS: platelet rich plasma, dental implants, scarring.


How to cite this article

BRAVO, S. E. & OLIVA, M. P. Effectiveness of platelet rich plasma in the healing of dental implants: a systematic review. Int. J. Odontostomat., 7(1):87-92, 2013.


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