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What, Who, Why & How of Dental Implants

You may have already been told that you’re not a good candidate for a dental implant. The simple truth is, anyone can be a candidate for a dental implant. Really? Yes, it is true. Let’s quickly review the basics you need to know for a better understanding.


A dental implant is the artificial replacement of the root of a natural tooth. The dental implant is made from titanium, which is a bio-inert material, and provides a strong foundation for teeth. What that means is that the bone thinks the implant is bone, thereby reducing the chance of rejection.


Anyone who needs to replace a tooth.


There are many reasons for replacing a tooth. Here’s a quick list: fractures, cavities, periodontal disease, bone loss, loose teeth, crooked teeth, painful teeth, swollen gums, missing teeth, loss of support, failed dental work, poor fitting partial or complete dentures, injury or trauma, born without teeth, or medical problems.

Despite many improvements in dental health care, millions of Americans still suffer from missing teeth – mostly due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. In fact according to the US Surgeon General’s Report, a person age 50 or older is missing on-the-average 12 or more teeth. And 25% of those people have a fear of intimacy. For centuries, the only treatment options available were fixed bridges and removable dentures. But today, dental implants provide a better alternative.


First, gather accurate information. Second, decide which prosthodontist you’ll see for an initial consultation. Third, be sure that your prosthodontist explains all tooth replacement options to you, interprets your X-rays, and answers all of your questions. Lastly, begin treatment only when you are ready.

The Inspiration Behind

Dr. Joe Kravitz founded with the three-part mission of 1) delivering up-to-date, scientifically accurate information about dental implants, 2) creating a communication channel that makes it easy for prospective patients to get the help they need to improve their dental health, and 3) offering his innovative treatment technique called 3 Minute Implant™ to patients across the U.S.

Top 10 Reasons to Get Dental Implants

# 1.   No more missing teeth
# 2.   No more cavities
# 3.   No more dentures
# 4.   No more denture adhesive
# 5.   Easy to maintain
# 6.   Simple surgical procedure
# 7.   Fast recovery
# 8.   Custom crafted, natural-looking teeth
# 9.   Walk out the same day with a full set of teeth
# 10. Teeth that will last for decades

Quality Information At Your Fingertips

We invite you to make your way through our online materials at your leisure. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us a note.

• FAQsfrom many years of practice
• 3 Minute ImplantAn overview of what to expect
ProcedureFrom arriving at the office to leaving the same day
CostA quick list of estimated clinical fee ranges
RecoveryGuidelines on what to do and what NOT to do afterwards
• VideosWatch Dr. Joe discuss a variety of dental health topics
BlogLatest implant news and dental health tips directly from Dr. Joe
Success StoriesSmiles and lives improved by the Kravitz Dentistry team

Worthy of Feeling Better and Smiling Again

You deserve a healthy mouth. You deserve a better smile. Take great care of yourself from here on out. Watch this video as Dr. Kravitz explains how things work at his practice. Let us know if you have any questions, as we’re always happy to help :)

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