Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Oral & Facial Surgery of Northeast Texas – Texarkana & Paris TX
Bone morphogenic protein (BMP) is an isolated protein that induces specific cells in our body to form new cartilage and bone. During surgery, BMP is soaked onto and binds with a collagen sponge. The sponge is then designed to resorb, or disappear, over time. As the sponge dissolves, the bone morphogenic protein stimulates the cells to produce new bone. BMP also goes away once it has completed its task of jump-starting the normal bone healing process.
Since there is no need to harvest bone from a donor site for BMP, recipients are spared donor site pain. Complications from the graft harvest site are also eliminated with the use of bone morphogenic protein.
In our opinion, this scientific advancement is one of the most significant tools available to help us manage challenging reconstructive procedures. We have accumulated significant experience with this technique and are excited about the results our patients have experienced. Dr. Bunel, Dr. Duke, Dr. Legan, Dr. Hastings or Dr. Burks would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of consultation.