Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Bone morphogenic protein is an isolated protein that induces specific cells in our body to form new cartilage and bone. During surgery, the 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. The BMP also goes away once it has completed its task of jump starting the normal bone healing process.
These proteins and growth factors may be synthetic, from other organic sources or provided from your own body by Dr. Davis in the form of ‘Platelet Rich Plasma.’
Dr. Davis would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of consultation.