A missing tooth can have an impact on your appearance and oral functions. But the pressure that your tooth and root exert on your jaw keeps that bone strong so it can support your smile. Without that tooth, you will begin to lose mass in your jaw, a process known as resorption. At Palm Desert Center for Advanced Dentistry, Periodontics, Cosmetics & Implants, our dentists and team offer bone grafting in Palm Desert, California. We may suggest this treatment prior to placing a dental implant. For more information and to plan a visit, call our office at 760-340-1030 today.