Maxillofacial Surgeon & Implantologist Dr. S.M. Balaji successfully reconstructed the deficient jaw using rhBMP-2 and bone graft to enable placement of implants and fixed teeth. The broken upper front teeth were extracted and immediate implants were placed in the same sockets without any bone loss. Implants were also placed in the right upper jaw. Implants and rhBMP-2 protein were placed in the lower jaw. This miracle protein stimulates the body’s own cells to form new bone thereby augmenting the jaw.
A costochondral rib graft was harvested & used to reconstruct the deficient height of the lower jaw and implants were placed. Subsequently, ceramic crowns closely resembling natural teeth will be fixed to the implants to complete the rehabilitation. The patient was very happy that he will have fixed teeth that will help him chew foods easily & give him a beautiful smile.