Pennsylvania Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Associates, of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Drs. Dachowski and Sock are respected experienced leaders bone grafting, dental implant surgery and restoration of dental function and appearance.
Recently, the FDA has approved the use of a protein called “Bone Morphogenic Protein” to actually grow bone where there is none. The product has been patented, and is sold by the company Medtronic, under the name “Infuse”. This is truly a remarkable material.
Offering and applying this new material is another example of our advanced technology.
Basically, through recombinant DNA technology, they have manufactured the exact BMP molecule which exists in our bodies. BMP works by signaling stem cells to migrate to the area, converts them into osteoblasts, which are bone forming cells. These osteoblasts then basically grow bone in the area where the BMP was placed. This often eliminates the need for a donor site such as your hip or jawbone.
The material comes in a liquid form, which we spray onto a sponge type material. This “collagen sponge” soaked with BMP is then placed where bone is needed, such as in a sinus lift site, an extraction site, or on a deficient dental ridge where implants are to be placed. We also use it as an interpostional bone graft in orthognathic surgery. In 6 months, your body literally grows bone into the area, and implants can be placed. What is remarkable about this newly formed bone is the fact that you grow your own bone, with your own DNA makeup, and identical to other bone in your body on a molecular and microscopic level. It is very healthy bone, with a great blood supply, and is ideal to place implants into to support teeth.
Dr. Dachowski and Dr. Sock have extensive experience with the use of BMP and other bone grafting options.
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