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If you have lost supporting bone, our oral surgeons may recommend the use of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins to help you regain supporting bone and improve your oral health and function. This innovative procedure makes the bone healing process quicker and more comfortable, eliminating the need for traditional bone grafting techniques so that you can receive the most efficient and effective care possible.

What Are Bone Morphogenetic Proteins?

Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) represent a group of growth factors and cytokines known for their crucial role in the formation of bone and cartilage. Originally discovered for their ability to induce the formation of new bone in research studies, BMPs are now a cornerstone in regenerative medicine and dentistry, particularly in oral surgery. These proteins are part of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) superfamily, which influences the growth, differentiation and healing of various cell types, including those critical to bone generation and repair.

BMPs work by signaling specific cells in the body to form new bone tissue. This is particularly beneficial in situations where bone loss has occurred due to injury, disease or during dental procedures like tooth extractions, dental implants and the repair of congenital defects. The application of BMPs in oral surgery has revolutionized the way our oral surgeons and team approach bone grafting and regeneration, offering an alternative to traditional methods that require the use of autografts (bone taken from elsewhere in the patient’s body), which can lead to additional pain and complications.

The Bone Morphogenetic Protein Procedure

Your BMP procedure will begin with a consultation with our oral surgeons, who will thoroughly assess your jawbone and oral health to determine your specific needs. This will include taking X-rays or other digital imaging to assess the extent of your bone loss and the ideal sites for BMP application.

During the procedure, BMPs are often applied using a collagen sponge that serves as a carrier. This sponge is soaked in the BMP solution and then placed into the area where bone growth is desired. The collagen sponge not only delivers the BMPs directly to the site but also provides a scaffold for new bone to grow upon. Over time, the BMPs stimulate the local stem cells to differentiate into bone-forming cells, initiating the process of new bone formation.

The use of BMPs in oral surgery reduces the need for additional surgeries to harvest bone grafts from other parts of the patient’s body, decreasing overall recovery time and improving patient comfort. Additionally, BMPs can enhance the success rates of dental implants and other reconstructive surgeries by ensuring a strong and viable bone foundation.

Following the procedure, we will monitor you closely through follow-up visits to ensure proper healing and bone development. The integration of BMPs into the surgical site typically encourages natural bone growth over several weeks to months, culminating in the restoration of both function and aesthetics.

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To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bryan Chai or Dr. J. Brandon Luter and learn more about Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in Denver, Colorado, please contact Cherry Creek Restorative Dentistry at 720-792-8227 today.

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