Purpose: To investigate the effects of injectable platelet-rich fibrin (i-PRF) on implant stability.
Keywords: injectable platelet-rich fibrin, primary implant stability, resonance frequency analysis
Materials and Methods: A total of 40 implants (BEGO Semados RS/RSX implants, BEGO Implant System) were surgically placed in 15 patients between the ages of 25 and 67 years who had mandibular edentulous areas. After the implant sockets were prepared with the appropriate protocol, i-PRF was applied to the implant surface and socket with the help of a 5-cc sterile syringe in the study group, and implants were placed without i-PRF in the control group. In the research process, the resonance frequency analysis (RFA) method was used to measure implant stability. The implant stability quotient (ISQ) values were determined during the time of the operation and at the first, second, and fourth weeks.
Results: The results obtained after the stability measurement periods showed that the decrease in the mean ISQ values in the control group was statistically significant in the first week. Evaluations made in the following weeks were not statistically significant. The study group showed an increase in ISQ values during the measurement periods, and the increases in the second and fourth weeks were statistically significant.
Conclusion: I-PRF had positive effects on early implant stability, and i-PRF can be safely used in dental implant surgery and promotes bone healing around dental implants.