The team at Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons strives to use the most advanced tools available when planning and executing your treatment. When patients need bone grafting or bone augmentation procedures, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) can promote bone growth and healing. Using BMP can drastically decrease healing time and improve bone growth in the area of surgery.
Bone morphogenetic protein works because it mimics the exact structure of the molecules that support bone growth in your body. Using your body’s existing healing channels is the best way to promote healing and growth, and the FDA has approved BMP is useful for a variety of oral surgery procedures. Our staff works hard to find the safest and most effective treatment methods for our patients, and BMP is an excellent way to help promote bone healing and growth after surgery.
Benefits of Using BMP
BMP can help speed up the entire surgery process, making surgery and recovery easier for the patient. In addition to quickening the bone regeneration process, BMP use can eliminate the need for an additional bone grafting procedure in some situations. Bone grafts often require bone to be taken from another part of your jaw or hip, but BMP can eliminate the need for this additional surgical site.
BMP is used in bone grafting procedures, jaw surgeries, and most other bone augmentation procedures. In general, the BMP substance is mixed with water and soaked into a sponge-like collagen material. This material is placed over the area of bone that requires extra growth. Over the next few weeks and months, your natural bone will grow into the area the BMP was placed. This new bone can be used as a secure foundation for a dental implant, to secure an area where jaw surgery was performed, or to prevent bone loss after a dental extraction.
Bone Morphogenetic Protein and Oral Surgery in Tucson, AZ, and Oro Valley, AZ
If your procedure involves the alteration of bone in or around your jaw, your oral surgeon may recommend BMP as part of your treatment plan. To learn more about our advanced facilities and the treatments we offer at Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, contact our office in Tucson, AZ, or Oro Valley, AZ.