Dr Ulf Wikesjo A number of techniques may be employed for dental implants. Apart from being expensive, most of these techniques probably fail to guarantee success. Well, we can now boost the likelihood of attaining positive outcomes, or at least the following piece of information suggests so. According to Georgia Health Sciences University researchers, a bone-creating protein that improves the maxillary sinus can enhance dental implant success.

Dental implants are generally initiated to anchor permanent prosthetic teeth. But if the bone in which they are anchored is too thin, it can possibly cause tooth loss. The traditional solution supposedly supplements the area with bone grafts to stabilize the implant base. However, this can be problematic because it allegedly paves way for additional surgeries to harvest the bone.

During the animal studies it was pointed out that implanting bone morphogenetic protein in the sinus can possibly lead to more new bone formation within four weeks. The newly introduced solution appears better than conventional bone grafting at the same site. Dr. Ulf M.E. Wikesjo, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise in the GHSU College of Dental Medicine and colleagues note that BMP induces superior bone quality over that following bone graft which elevates the chances for successful implants.

It was concluded that BMP allegedly has numerous benefits such as enhancing oral health, appearance, speech, convenience, durability and ability to eat.