Improving gingival zenith in a unilateral cleft patient using Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)

Dr Madhumitha Natarajan, Dr Bharath Rao K

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This case evaluated the short term outcome of alveolar ridge augmentation in a unilateral alveolar cleft patient. A 22 year old female patient reported with gaps in her front teeth in 2011. Clinical examination revealed a repaired unilateral cleft of the hard palate (on left side) with a missing 21 and 22. Diagnosis was class II Subdivision with crossbite in 13 region. A non-extraction plan with a quad helix appliance, proximal stripping of lower anteriors. Canine substitution of 23 to replace 22 and prosthetic rehabilitation to replace 21. An alveolar ridge augmentation procedure using PRF (Platelet-rich fibrin) extracted from patient blood using a plasma centrifuge system. The success of grafted bone were evaluated radiologically at 6 months, 12 months postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 01-01-2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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