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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 418-421

Novel technique for esthetic root coverage with titanium prepared platelet-rich fibrin


1 Department of Periodontology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India

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DR. Shivani V Sachdeva
Department of Periodontology, Rural Dental College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_276_20

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Leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) can be defined as an autologous leukocyte and platelet-rich biomaterial. Unlike other platelet-rich products, this technique does not require an anticoagulant or bovine thrombin. However, it is simply centrifuged blood without any additives, which makes it possible to avoid all of the legal restrictions related to the reimplantation of blood-derived products. L-PRF is composed of a fibrin matrix polymerized in a tetramolecular structure and is involved in the joining of platelets, leukocytes, cytokines, and circulating stem cells. The use of silica- coated test tubes is arising a lot of queries about the safety of L-PRF prepared within these test tubes. So, to avoid the use of silicacoated test tubes, titanium prepared PRF has come in practice now, as titanium is biocompatible metal and has property of histoconduction. The present case report is about successful esthetic root coverage around mandibular anterior teeth with clinical attachment loss of 4–5 mm at baseline. The patient had reduced sensitivity, CAL was 1 mm, and attached gingiva covered denuded root surface after 15 days and after 3-month recall appointment.


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