So all it is, what the body does, is to take
that bone and thinking that it’s its own bone and then convert it into the patient’s own
bone. But how does it do that? It does with basically using the patient’s own blood protein.
Now there’s a third type of bone that’s been around also for a while. It’s the synthetic
bone. The synthetic bone, is basically as it is, its artificial bone that is used today.
And before, it was not that good, now now a days it’s very, very well used and it’s
very clean, it’s very nice and they function basically no different than that of the cadaver
bone. In all these situations you have to mix these bones with the patient’s blood.
Now the blood goes though a few series of steps. The first step is basically a centrifuge.
And what it does is we take the blood from the patient which is drawn from the arm and
then we centrifuge that. Basically draw about twenty CC of blood. Once it’s centrifuged
then you see there’s a separation of the serum and the protein. And then once that’s occurred
we take the protein out and then we mix it with the coagulant and then we form it into
a shape like in a gum form and then we inject it and mix it together with the bone that’s
been harvested or from the package that we purchased. And once you mix it with the bone
you can see it kind of coagulate. You can lift it up with the tweezer very, very easily.
The protein from the blood we know that the protein initiates the healing response. You
know it’s just like if we get a cut on our hand, you’ll see a little bit of bleeding
and then later it just kind of coagulates and stops. Now, this is what we want. We want
that protein to get to that wound site and start the healing. But now what we did is
by centrifuging that twenty CC of blood that’s been drawn from the patient’s arm, now we
have one hundred percent concentrated platelet rich protein, PRP. And what we do is we take
that, we mix it with the bone and place it on the site that is necessary for the bone
to grow and on the wound where we cut the tissue. That speeds up the healing. What you
will find that’s amazing is that because that protein is at one hundred percent will remove
all the other impurity that within one week that area heals so fast. It looks basically
it’s almost done healing. But usually something that takes three to four weeks, within the
first week the tissue has closed already, the bones have settled, everything looks nice
and clean. This is why whenever we do any type of bone augmentation or surgery, any
type of major surgery we do use the blood protein. And the main thing is it speeds up
the healing and it’s clean and it’s the patient’s own healing ability. It’s not something foreign
so the body accepts it readily. This is something that is not used by all the dentists or surgeons.
But most of us are starting to come around and find the importance of using this. We
do it in all of our surgeries, and we’ve found that it’s basically second to none. Because
what the blood or the protein does, it masks the bone and so fooling the body into thinking
that it is its own bone and it will accept it and it does the conversion basically taking
these bones and absorbing it and building its own natural bone where it is supposed
to be. And this can be in any part of the jaw. Upper or lower, any location within those
areas. Wherever we place the implants. And so a lot of time you know when you place the
implant a certain area where the bone is deficient we go ahead and patch a bone around those
implant areas. Close the tissue up, leave it alone for six to ten months and then after
that you find that bone to be solid, to be the patient’s own natural bone and you’re
basically all ready to go.