It is possible to lose mass in your jawbone through missing teeth or advanced gum disease. This can make your jaw weaker and affect your oral health. You need a healthy amount of bone mass in your jaw for your smile to function as it should and especially if you are thinking about dental implants. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for a bone graft in Pueblo, Colorado, contact Eagle Ridge Dental at 719-542-1212. We will be happy to schedule you for an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Joseph E. Wohlwend and Dr. Charles A. Wohlwend.