PRP vs. BMP (Blood Growth Factors) for Dental Implant Bone Grafts

If you need a bone graft for dental implants, technology from your own body can help.


There are a lot of "additives" that can be added to your bone graft.  Some of these additives are scientifically studied and some are just gimmicks. Some may cost you an exorbitant amount of money such as recombinant human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 (rhBMP 2) made by Mectron.


BMP is something that helps bone grow.  It is not a gimmick.  But why pay for it when your body naturally makes it!  BMP increases the price of dental implant bone grafts by $1500 to $7500, and that is only for the BMP…no bone or implants!


BMP sold on the market is made from other human beings.


I use a modern and proven additive called PRP…"Platelet Rich Plasma."


PRP is made from YOUR OWN BLOOD, not someone elses. I draw a small amount of your blood and separate out the important healing parts by placing it in a medical instrument called a centrifuge.  I usually draw the blood though the same IV that is used for the sedation medications. That way you only have to get one “stick” in the arm.

Your own blood already has BMP (Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 (BMP 2)! 


PRP is used for more than just dentistry.  Medical doctors and veterinarians use PRP to heal wounds and decrease surgical complications.


There are many ways to make PRP, but only one way to get the BMP without damaging it.  Most implant dentists still use an expensive method from 7-10 years ago that does not work well! Many surgeons add $200 – $400 for PRP.


I charge $0.


PRP makes you heal faster and better so that is why I use it. It is great for sinus lift bone grafts, onlay block bone grafts, bone expansion, extractions, nerve repositioning and everything else!


I have an extremely high success rate in rebuilding and transplanting bone for dental implants.  The technique of PRP that I use is safe (it comes from you), effective and free!

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19 Responses to PRP vs. BMP (Blood Growth Factors) for Dental Implant Bone Grafts

  1. Randy Thomas says:

    Hi Dr. Amin,
    I have a question about PRP & BMP. Back in december I had my lower right jaw bone removed because of a tumor. Is it possible to regrow that whole bone back by using either of those products without a bone graph. Or is the bone graph crucial in a proceedure like this.
    Thank you for your time, Randy

  2. Hi Randy,
    PRP and BMP are usually used IN ADDITION to a bone graft. Sometimes for areas that large, bone has to be taken from your hip and used for the jaw bone.

  3. Randy Thomas says:

    Thanks for replying Dr. Amin,
    Last December my jaw bone was removed along with the tumor. Unfortunately there was no bone graph in addition to the BMP. Needless to say it failed miserably and I will have to undergo 2 more surgeries to correct it.
    Thanks again, Randy

  4. Laney says:

    My mom has gingivitis and some bone loss. The dentist reccomended a plasma treatment without a bone graph. Is the plasma treatment ever effective if used without a bone graph?

  5. Hi Laney,
    It may be possible for that to work. PRP is used by more than just dentists. It is used for wound care too.
    We usually use it with grafts, but it will make any surgery heal well too.

  6. Laura says:

    Dear Dr. Amin,
    I have been just diagnosed with a condition that require extraction of tooth # 30 and subsequent bone grafting. As much as I would like to promptly attack and resolve the issue, I know nothing about the possible
    procedures and have decided to become informed about the most advanced options available.
    I was surprised that the PRP BMP technique is
    either not offered or deemed ‘unenecessary’ by most maxillo facial surgeons I consulted with. My gut feeling is that they are either
    unfamiliar with it or just do not want to bother as it brings no immediate financial compensation, but it seems to me like the best and healthiest technique out there, which is how I found you.
    I read about your PRP BMP technique with great interest and would like to ask you if both can be safely and easily obtained from a small amount of the patient’s own blood, does that mean that no foreign bone graft is transplanted into the patient and that it would be a 100% patient bone graft?
    Thank you in advance for your feedback.

  7. Hi Laura,
    I saw your x-ray.
    By just x-ray alone, BMP “may’ be a bit overkill in your situation. You have what looks to be a VERY common situation of a failed root canal tooth. Extraction, grafting and implant should be straightforward.
    I would have to see you and your evaluate your health to be certain of this.
    PRP is only added to a bone graft material. It is usually not used alone.
    Dr. Amin

  8. Nancy says:

    Hi Dr. Admin,
    I having 4 missing front teeth and a lot of bone loss around this area. My doctor is going to do bone graft by extracting my own bone in my lower jaw. In addition, he is going to use PRP/BMP which costs more than $3000. Why does the procedure costs so much? He mentioned that he was gonna use my own blood for PRP, but he also said the BMP is expensive and it’s needed in my case. I am a little confused by your post. Should those two (PRP, BMP) work together? Or should either of them work along with bone grafting?
    Thank you very much for your time!

  9. Hi Laura,
    The BMP you describe is not made by your blood. It is purchased. It is very expensive. You may not need it.
    PRP is not BMP.
    Are you available to come in for me to look at you?
    Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
    Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
    Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
    Burbank, California
    Voted Best Dentist in Burbank -2006, 2008, 2010, 2011

  10. Ed says:

    Dear Dr. Amin,

    I recently had a tooth extraction and due to an earlier infection have lost most of my bone at tooth 32. My dentist stated they would be doing a bone graft but most likely it will probably not take due to the amount of current bone loss. Therefore, I may not be able to get the implant unless I have another procedure where they will be taking additional bone come my lower jaw for a graft.

    My question is if you think the PRP procedure you described above would be something tha might work better in my situation.

    Thank you,

    • Hi Ed,

      Tooth #32 is a wisdom tooth if you are using the American tooth numbering system. What area of your mouth are you talking about?


      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry
      Burbank, CA

  11. Vignesh says:

    Hi Dr Ramsey,

    I have all my teeth, and do not need to extract any. However, I do have significant bone loss and gum recession. I would like to regenerate the bone, and gums. What would my options be?

    Thank you,

    • Ramsey Amin DDS says:

      Hi V,

      It is very difficult for me to guide you with such limited information. I would really need to see you and take some x-rays. Your question is a bit too broad.


      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

  12. Eddie Vega says:

    Hi Dr. Amin! I saw this post when I was looking for a new dentist since I moved away. Me and the kids are doing great and the new job is awesome. You did my implant with PRP 8 years ago and it still looks like it did the first day you put it in…great work! I probably need another root canal tooth pulled, so I am going to try to fly in to see you!


    • Ramsey Amin DDS says:

      Hi Eddie,

      Great to hear from you! I am glad you are well. Call me a few weeks before you come so we can schedule you in. Say hi to your wife for me!

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

  13. Helen says:

    How much blood do you draw for this? Do you do this yourself?

    • Ramsey Amin DDS says:

      Hi Helen,

      I usually draw between 10 -60cc of blood which is not a lot. I personally do the blood draw often after you are slightly sedated. That way you don’t feel it!!!!!!!

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

  14. THA says:

    Great info. Thanks!

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