Management of post-extractional alveolar socket with mineralized plasmatic matrix before implant placement: a case report
Keywords:Platelet concentrate, growth factors, bone regeneration
When activated the platelets release growth factors that play an essential role in bone healing such as Plateletderived Growth Factor, Transforming Growth Factor-β, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and others. Several techniques for platelet concentrates such Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) have been introduced in surgical field for the prevention of hemorrhage and acceleration of tissue regeneration. Recently, a novel technique of fabricating growth factors-enriched bone graft matrix have been proposed termed as “sticky bone” or “mineralized plasmatic matrix”, which contains platelets and fibrin concentrate in a liquid state; these materials can become bound to bone particles. The filling material is easy to shape and a PRF-type membrane is also generated. In our case report, mineralized platelet matrix have been used after the extraction of a fractured single rooted tooth in order to preserve the dimensions of the post-extractive socket, facilitate new bone formation and to reduce healing time.
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