The root of your tooth helps hold your tooth in place. When you bite or chew, it exerts pressure on your jawbone, helping to keep it strong. If a tooth is lost or extracted, that area of jawbone will begin to deteriorate. To strengthen your jaw or prepare you for a dental implant, our dentist, Dr. Alison Freeman, can perform a bone graft in Hanson, Massachusetts. If an implant is in your future, contact Freeman Dental Associates at 781.293.2128 for more information.