Bone Grafting / BMP
Major and Minor Bone Grafting
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.
We now have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance. The bone graft procedures are referred to as:
Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP) is a protein that is made by your body that helps with bone healing and bone turnover. This protein is present in small amounts throughout the skeleton. It is also manufactured by modern molecular biologic techniques which are backed by extensive research and clinical trials.
BMP in large quantities can guide bone development in a surgical site. At Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates your surgeon can use a collagen sponge to place BMP at the surgical site creating a concentration of the protein. This encourages the bone cells in your body to create new bone in the area. Eventually the sponge melts away leaving healthy bone to support your jaws and teeth.
BMP may be offered in favor of traditional bone grafting with human bone. At your consult appointment our surgeons will review the pros and cons of both procedures to determine which is best for you.
Sinus lift procedure
This procedure involves elevating the sinus membrane and placing the bone graft onto the sinus floor, allowing implants to be placed in the back part of the upper jaw.