Recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) is the protein that your bone uses to repair itself when it is fractured or when going through a repair. The DNA code for this protein is known, and when the DNA is placed in cell cultures, BMP is made by the cells in a large container. The BMP protein is purified by the manufacturer, freeze dried, and sent to the doctor as a powder. We use this protein to form bone in your sinuses or large cysts. For your sinus graft, the sinus membrane is elevated and the protein is placed into the prepared sinus site. Bone forms within six months. Bone formation is often confirmed by a CT scan. Implants are then placed into the bone formed by the use of recombinant genetic engineering. The benefit of this procedure is eliminating the need to use bone from your hip, chin, or leg. It also eliminates the need to use another person’s bone (allograft) or bone from a cow (xenograft). Your personal preferences and your needs will be discussed at your consultation visit.