Open Barrier Ridge Preservation with Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin Plug: A Randomized Clinical, Radiographic, and Histomorphometric Study.
Author: Firas Al Yafi
Following a tooth extraction, the dramatic ridge resorption compromises prosthetically-driven implant placement.
Alveolar ridge preservation can effectively limit the ridge reduction.
Current methods in socket grafting include the use of different biomaterials and membranes.
To date, literature does not present any superiority for specific technique or material.
Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) has big potential in implant dentistry and can be used for ridge preservation with comparable outcomes to other grafting materials.
Null Hypothesis: The use of L-PRF plug in combination with non-resorbable membrane as an open barrier technique to preserve the alveolar ridge will have no effect on the quality of the newly formed bone nor on the dimensional changes of the ridge.
Specific Aims: The primary aim is to compare the histologic quality of the newly formed bone using histomorphometric analysis between the two groups. The second aim is to compare the horizontal and vertical changes of the ridge between the two groups using CBCT analysis.