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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 219-223

A new approach for better anterior esthetic using platelet-rich fibrin as sole graft material combined with ovate design dental bridge

1 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
3 Department of Prosthodontic Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Muaiyed Mahmoud Buzayan
Jalan Universiti, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jips.jips_264_19

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Alveolar ridge deficiency is considered a major esthetic limitation, especially in the maxillary anterior region. Several approaches have been developed to enhance and increase the soft-tissue volume. Among those approaches are connective tissue grafts, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) membrane and implying the guided bone regeneration concept. The PRF grafting technique was employed in this clinical case to improve and enhance the anterior esthetic without the need for the bone graft and augmentation. This article describes the use of PRF as a sole grafting material for both socket and soft-tissue augmentation for a 23-year-old male, who had an accident 8 years ago while he was playing a basketball, which caused his upper front teeth to be intruded and discolored. The upper left central tooth suffered a major external root resorption; hence, it was extracted. PRF was prepared and packed in and extruded out of the socket. This was combined with ovate design provisional bridge. Ten days, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months postoperative review showed a significantly well-progressed healing. According to the encouraging result obtained in this clinical case in regard to tissue healing and esthetic, the PRF can be a potential sole graft material for small anterior deficient areas. This may reduce the need of bone augmentation and graft in such selected cases.

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