What Are Bone Morphogenic Proteins?
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are proteins naturally produced in the body that promote and regulate bone formation and healing. Synthetic or Recombinant BMP at higher concentrations than your body can produce are used to stimulate bone growth in the reconstruction of hard tissue defects. BMP use can be used alone or combined with other graft materials, eliminating the need for a second procedure to harvest bone, reducing risk and pain. Each bone grafting option has its own risks and benefits. Our doctors will determine which type of bone graft material is right for you.