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Bone Morphogenic Protein

Woman smiling in dental office.If you do not replace your tooth after extraction, you will likely experience jawbone loss. Missing teeth cause the jawbone to waste away or degenerate as the remaining teeth try to fill the void. Periodontitis, dental trauma, malocclusion, and congenital malformations can also cause jawbone deterioration. Inadequate bone mass can make you ineligible for dental implant placement, and the typical solution is to undergo a bone graft procedure. When grafting solutions like autografts, xenografts, or allografts are not viable, bone morphogenic protein can help recover lost bone volume. An oral surgeon at Advanced Center for Oral Surgery, Facial Surgery and Dental Implants can use bone morphogenic protein to induce new bone growth in areas with inadequate jawbone mass.

What Are Bone Morphogenic Proteins?

Bone morphogenic proteins, or BMPs, are multifunctional growth molecules extracted from your bone. They stimulate bodily cells to generate new bone or cartilage. They also have a vital role in neural and muscle development. They help grow new bone in areas with lost bone volume, allowing our oral surgeon to place dental implants or perform other restoration procedures, improving your facial aesthetics and restoring functionality.

How Do Bone Morphogenic Proteins Work?

Bone morphogenic proteins work like any other bone graft. However, they come in liquid form. During a BMP procedure, the surgeon will incise the gum to expose the deteriorated jawbone. They will then soak the protein into a collagen sponge before placing the material onto the area that requires new bone formation. As the spongy material dissolves, it will release the bone morphogenic protein gradually, stimulating the generation of new bone. BMP molecules disappear once the healing process begins.

Clinical Applications of Bone Morphogenic Protein

Bone morphogenic protein can help patients prepare for dental implants by restoring lost bone volume. It jump-starts the formation of new bone, making bone grafting more effective. Bone morphogenic protein also has other clinical applications. Oral surgeons can employ bone morphogenic proteins for ridge augmentation, sinus lift procedures, and cleft palate surgery. BMP is also ideal for treating bone defects resulting from tooth extraction, repairing fistulas between the mouth and sinus cavity, and creating inlay and onlay grafts.

Bone Morphogenic Protein Benefits

Bone morphogenic proteins have numerous benefits. They eliminate the need to extract bone grafts from a donor site like the hip or shin. You do not have to undergo a second major surgical procedure to extract bone tissue from your body since extracting BMP is minimally invasive. BMPs also help reduce the risk of infections, disease, and other health complications. There is minimal to no chance of rejection since doctors extract BMPs from your own bones or a certified bone bank.

Contact Our Practice Today

Dental implants and other oral restoration work require patients to have healthy gums and jawbones before the procedure. Your jawbone must have adequate mass and density to support your new implants. You may have to undergo bone grafting to restore lost bone volume. Bone morphogenic proteins can be an effective solution for stimulating new bone formation. Contact Advanced Center for Oral Surgery, Facial Surgery and Dental Implants at (224) 341-5517 for more information on bone morphogenic protein and other bone grafting procedures.

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