Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
What is PRP?
PRP is a type of therapy used for healing soft tissue. This could be for a wound that won’t heal as quickly as desired, or it can be just as helpful for various types of dental treatments. It makes the healing process more effective – especially for those whose bodies may struggle doing this.
How does PRP work?
PRP works by taking advantage of the component naturally produced in the blood. Blood contains a mixture of small components, and one of those components – along with red and white blood cells – is called a platelet. Platelets found in the blood are responsible for clotting the blood, and they are the primary reason our bodies heal the way they do. They contain hundreds of proteins which cause this natural healing effect.
The practitioner administering this treatment will first need to extract an amount of blood from the patient, and from there, specialised methods will be employed to separate palettes from the blood sample. These will later be added to more blood, effectively increasing the concentration of palettes in the sample, and the sample will be used for the relevant areas.
Who might benefit?
In dentistry, PRP therapy can be used to effectively encourage healing from a range of different minor oral surgeries. It will stimulate tissue regeneration from treatments such as periodontal surgery and tooth extractions, for example. A key area of dentistry would be dental implants. With a higher likelihood of elderly patients requiring dental implants due to tooth loss, the recovering from such a treatment can be difficult to this age-range. Studies support that PRP can be particularly effective for improving the recovery from dental implant surgery, so your dentist may want to discuss this option with you during your initial appointment.
Learn more about procedures and steps
Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at Synergy Dental.
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic, or cosmetic work.
If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.
Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to an “on-the-spot” credit check.
Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment and a cost with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider. Simple as that!
We are working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.
You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.
For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.
- You get the treatment you want, a treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
- You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.
- Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit. To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.