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.
When considering all materials available for bone grafting, BMP has the unique ability to grown new bone. BMP may be used as a sole grafting agent, or it may be mixed with other materials for its bone enhancing properties.
Dr. Hairr would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of consultation.