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Bone Morphogenetic Protein

Bone Morphogenetic Protein

Bone morphogenic protein stimulates the specialized cells involved in the formation of bone and cartilage, the healing of fractures, and the repair of other musculoskeletal tissues. In the area of oral and maxillofacial surgery, bone morphogenic protein offers a new method of osseous reconstruction in cases of craniofacial or intraoral bone defects and voids. Among its many applications, bone morphogenic protein can be used for procedures such as sinus lifts and alveolar ridge augmentations to regenerate supportive bone for the placement of dental implants.

How it works

To generate new bone formation, a collagen sponge that has been soaked in a solution of bone morphogenic protein and sterile water is placed at the surgical site. While the sponge gradually releases the bone morphogenic protein, it also serves as a temporary scaffold on which new bone can grow. In time, the sponge is naturally resorbed and replaced with new bone.

With the placement of bone morphogenic protein, there’s no need for a patient to undergo a second surgical procedure to harvest bone for the graft from other locations in the body, thereby sparing the patient from donor site pain and potential complications.

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For more information on bone morphogenic proteins or bone grafting, give us a call today. Drs Garri, Alcalde, or Borges are happy to address all your questions and concerns at your consultation visit.