What Is Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP)?
BMP, also known as bone morphogenic protein, is a protein that exists naturally in the body. However, our skilled team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons can use a genetically manufactured version to replicate the effect of this protein and encourage the growth of bone-building cells in the jaw. BMP can be utilized during any treatment that affects the bone, such as sinus lifts, tooth extractions, bone grafts, and ridge preservations. When BMP is included in any of these procedures, it can help your body regenerate enough tissue to strengthen your jawbone and allow you to qualify for a dental implant restoration. For patients who are set to receive a type of bone grafting oral procedure, the inclusion of BMP into their treatment plan can enhance their results and improve their overall oral function.
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When Is bone Morphogenic Protein Recommended?
If you're about to receive a tooth extraction, have bone loss in the jaw, or are seeking to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, then BMP could be an excellent add-on to your treatment program. Synthetically manufactured bone morphogenic protein offers numerous benefits for the body as it encourages your bone tissue to generate new growth, which decreases the likelihood of needing a secondary bone graft procedure. BMP can also shorten your recovery period, treatment risks, and the cost of your care since you are not receiving bone from a donor source. Although this protein has a host of benefits, BMP may not be recommended for you if you have certain medical conditions, are pregnant, nursing, or may become pregnant in the near future.
How Is Bone Morphogenic Protein Placed?
To map out your personalized treatment plan, we will run scans of your internal facial and oral structures with 3D cone beam imaging. At our premier Colorado facilities, we use BMP for jaw reconstructive and bone grafting procedures to improve your results and enhance the support structure of your jawbone. Typically, the BMP used during your procedure will come from a small sample of bone from the treatment site or sourced from an allograft donor. Depending on your unique needs and individual situation, our doctors will recommend the best donor tissue source for you.
Before your procedure begins, we will administer any sedation and numb the treatment area. Once you are fully numb, we will make an incision into your gums. The BMP solution will be absorbed into a special sponge that will be placed on the site and dissolve over time. Once the sponge is placed, it will be covered with a biocompatible titanium mesh to protect the site and provide space for your new bone tissue to grow. When the procedure is complete, we will then suture your gums closed and rinse out your mouth. As you heal, your new bone tissue will become fully integrated with the rest of your jaw to create a good foundation for dental implants.
What Can I Expect After BMP Treatment?
After your bone grafting procedure with BMP, you may notice some swelling and discomfort in the treatment area, particularly in the jaw and gums. Before you are sent home, a member of our team will review any post-op instructions to help you heal properly after your treatment. To help keep you comfortable as you recover, you may take nonprescription pain relievers and apply cold compresses to minimize any discomfort and swelling. It will take some time for your bone tissue to heal and regrow, but once it has, you will be ready to move on to the next step of your dental restoration treatment.
Does INsurance Cover Bone Morphogenic Protein?
Depending on your coverage, some of the costs of your treatment with BMP could be taken care of by your insurance. Once we have contacted your provider and ascertained your benefits, we will be able to calculate any additional costs and discuss our payment options with you. Our Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO offices accept a variety of payments, including medical financing through CareCredit®. Our team will work with you to ensure that you are able to receive the care you need at a cost that works for you.
Boost Bone Grafting Results
Our team spares no expense when it comes to offering the best solutions for our patients' care. BMP is a protein that occurs naturally in the body. However, using advanced techniques, a synthetically manufactured version of this mineral can be incorporated into a range of bone procedures, including sinus lifts, ridge preservations, and more. To learn more about the benefits of BMP and how it can help you receive dental implants in the near future, contact one of our premier offices today.