Bone Regeneration with Growth Factors

We frequently use biologically active proteins which can guide the healing and/or speed the repair of diseased or deficient  anatomical structures within the mouth One such product is an enamel matrix derivative (Emdogain) which facilitates differentiation of multipotential repair cells to form bone, cementum and periodontal ligament. These are the components of the attachment apparatus which holds the tooth into the jawbone.  This is useful in salvaging severely involved teeth. Another growth factor, platelet derived growth factor (PGDF), is often used to stimulate bone growth in large defects such as ridge augmentation bone grafts, which are often necessary to allow implant placement in deficient or heavily damaged jaw bones.