Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2
Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2, which is commonly referred to as BMP-2, is an essential bone protein in the human body. This BMP2 protein, which has undergone important research for the past several years, is essential in promoting new bone growth. With its incredible ability to promote bone growth, the BMP2 protein has been shown to be extremely valuable in procedures requiring bone growth and healing.
With this unique naturally occurring human bone protein, the process of using other areas of the body for bone graft harvesting is quickly becoming obsolete in dental practices.
Dental Implants And Bone Grafts
When a patient requires dental implants, Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Parker will carefully examine the area of bone surrounding the missing tooth to determine if the current bone structure is sufficient. To provide security and long lasting results, dental implants are inserted into the jaw bone. When bone loss is significant in this area, it is impossible to safely use dental implants without modifications. When a patient’s tooth has been missing for a longer period of time, essential bone mass is often lost in surrounding areas as well. This commonly happens as a result of insufficient bone stimulation surrounding a missing tooth. To remedy these situations, bone grafting procedures are often used. Bone grafts serve to provide additional support for dental implants by building up the bone surrounding the area.
Traditionally, bone-grafting treatments use the following materials:
- Bovine (material from a cow)
- Bone donations from human cadavers
- Autogenous bone (bone harvested from a separate area of the patient’s body)
It is not until recently that BMP-2 has been used in bone grafting. The benefits of this naturally occurring protein continue to astound both doctors and patients.
How BMP-2 Is Used In Dentistry
BMP2 has recently been approved by the FDA as an effective choice in bone grafting. This naturally occurring substance can provide patients with incredible healing and bone growth capabilities. The bone protein is now safely manufactured, making it possible for patients to grow bone from their own cells. During treatments that require bone grafts, additional Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 can be introduced, providing a natural stimulus for bone growth.
In addition to bone grafting, BMP-2 material can also be used for other types of treatment. The following are just a few of the additional treatments benefitted by the use of BMP-2:
- Bone loss prevention following certain extraction procedures
- Regeneration of bone mass required by dental implants
- Sinus treatments and ridge treatments
This exciting bone protein makes bone growth and healing faster and more effective than ever before.