Bone Morphogenic Protein Overview
Thanks to modern medicine, there are several innovative treatments that are available today to help restore bone loss such as bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) therapy. At Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo, our skilled surgeons use BMP during bone grafting and jaw surgery to stimulate the body's natural regenerative process. The use of BMP helps with bone tissue growth and is a naturally occurring protein in the body that triggers the function of bone-building cells called osteoblasts.
When there is insufficient bone mass in the jaw, this can deteriorate one's overall oral health and prevent the ability to receive dental implants. For this reason, our oral and maxillofacial specialists like to incorporate BMP therapy to help restore normal bone tissue levels for dental restorations. BMP is often included in conjunction with ridge preservation, sinus lifts, and tooth extractions. Our practice in Pueblo, CO is dedicated to helping you achieve the smile and oral health you desire so you can feel confident. Call our office today to learn more about BMP therapy.
"I had two wisdom teeth removed on my visit. #32 was partially impacted and #1 was not erupted/exposed. Dr. Steuer and his staff were very thorough and explained the what my procedure was going to entail. The entire process was stress free and was a pleasant experience. Dr. Steuer and his staff were very friendly. I would recommend Dr. Steuer to anyone looking for an oral surgeon."- S.M. / Healthgrades / Mar 12, 2020
"My wife had an emergency, they took care of her right away. Explained everything including the charges which were fair. The staff were friendly and answered every question we had. They really helped to put my wife at ease during a stressful time. Office was very clean, and modern looking. Very impressed"- J.W. / Yelp / Feb 24, 2020
"Friendly and professional staff. Answered all questions until we felt comfortable with the procedure and followed up with us at home later to assure everything was okay... Would recommend to others anytime."- K.S. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"I really appreciate how Dr. Ringer bent over backwards to help my daughter - we had a series of conflicts that made it look impossible to get her into the office in a timely manner and Dr. Ringer's office really worked with us -- for that we are most grateful.Additionally, my daughter is atypical and was stressing about having her mouth worked on - the Dr and staff treated her with kindness and gentleness and were attentive to her needs along with any concerns or questions I and her father had about the procedure.The procedure was quick and he performed it with unspeakable proficiency. He and his staff were thorough with their aftercare instructions and genuinely interested in her recovery. Dr. Ringer later called me to check up on how she was doing and praised her for how well she held it together. He also made sure that I had emergency contact info in case we had more questions or if my daughter were to have any issues at all with her aftercare. We are very pleased with this practice and certainly recommend Dr. Ringer's office to anyone needing oral surgery."- S.T. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"Dr. Eric Ringer was our surgeon for my daughters procedure today. At our first visit/consultation he explained everything wonderfully and answered the questions we had.He and his nurses were wonderful and reassuring to her. She was a terrified 12 yr old. This was her first surgery ever and Dr. Ringer took amazing care and time with her. He even got in contact with us later in the day to make sure her day one recovery was going well. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience for our family."- K.C. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
Best Candidates for Bone Morphogenic Protein
Patients who are in need of a tooth extraction or dental implants for restoration should consider the use of BMP especially if there isn't enough bone tissue to support future implants. The use of BMP helps generate your body's natural production of bone tissue for optimal structure and function. This innovative procedure may also help prevent the need for a bone graft, which sometimes involves the use of artificial bones. In addition, it has been reported to aid in and speed up recovery time. BMP may not be recommended if you have certain medical conditions, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What to Expect with Bone Morphogenic Protein
BMP is typically extracted from your own bone or it can be sourced from a certified bone bank. During your consultation and initial exam, our oral surgeons will determine which is the best source for your specific condition. Our practice we also utilize iCAT™ Cone Beam imaging technology to better understand your needs and develop the treatment approach that is ideal for you. These diagnostic tests also help us determine where to place BMP to enhance bone regeneration for dental implants.
Once your custom treatment plan is created, we will schedule your oral procedure. On the day of surgery, the target area will be numbed and sedation dentistry will be used if desired to help make your treatment as comfortable as possible. The BMP solution will then be administered via a specialized sponge and mesh material will be placed to protect the area. We will then suture the gums to enable optimal healing and fusion to create a strong foundation for future restorations.
Bone Morphogenic Protein Follow-Up
BMP is usually incorporated with bone grafting surgery or another oral surgery that requires sufficient bone mass for positive long-term oral health. After any surgery, swelling and discomfort is normal but will these symptoms should decrease as your body heals. Our office will also provide you with at-home care instructions to follow to assist in your recovery process. Over-the-counter medication and cold compresses may also help reduce mild discomfort. On average, it takes about six months for the bone graft site to heal but we will schedule follow-up appointments to closely monitor your progress to determine when it is best to schedule implant surgery.
Bone Morphogenic Protein Insurance Coverage
Depending on your insurance plan, BMP may or may not be covered but our practice will get in touch with your provider to verify your specific coverage. From there, we will estimate your out-of-pocket costs and review all of your options. We do all we can to help make oral care affordable and convenient for all of our patients by providing flexible payment plans and accepting third-party financing through CareCredit®.
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To help encourage optimal bone growth for dental restoration, we recommend BMP therapy. This is a medical treatment that has been proven to aid in bone health and is a natural method for tissue stimulation. Other benefits include reduction in recovery time and the need for bone grafts. Call Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo in Pueblo, CO to learn more about BMP and how this treatment can help you. We look forward to serving you with high-quality oral care so you can smile with confidence.