The team at Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma 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 use 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 surgical process, making the treatment and recovery easier for the patient. In addition to improving 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.
We may recommend BMP during 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. During the surgery, we will place this material over the area of bone that requires extra growth. Over the next few weeks and months, your natural bone will grow into the area we placed the BMP. This new bone can be used as a secure foundation for a dental implant, to secure an area where we performed jaw surgery, or to prevent bone loss after a dental extraction.
Bone Morphogenetic Protein and Oral Surgery in Oklahoma City, OK
If your procedure involves the alteration of bone in or around your jaw, Drs. Bryan and Goodson may recommend BMP as part of your treatment plan. To learn more about our advanced facilities and the treatments we offer at Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, contact our office in Oklahoma City today.