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The Versatility of Dental Implants

The first dental implant was placed in 1965. It is now estimated by the American Dental Association that approximately 5 million dental implants are placed each year in the United States. That’s a lot of dental implants!

Many people think of a dental implant as a replacement for a single tooth, or that you need to replace multiple missing teeth with one implant per tooth. This is not always correct: sometimes you can replace a full jaw of missing or damaged teeth with just four dental implants! Keep reading to learn more.

Let’s start with a single missing tooth. It is logical to replace that one missing tooth with just one dental implant. Now, increase that region to 3 missing teeth. You can definitely place 3 implants with 3 “crowns” or “caps” onto each implant, but you can also place two dental implants and suspend three crowns off of those two dental implants. This is called a “bridge.” There are benefits to replacing each of those three missing teeth with three individual dental implants, but if you’re looking to keep costs low, then a bridge will help accomplish that. What if you’re missing most teeth, but have a few very strong ones remaining? The traditional way of replacing those missing teeth is with a “removable partial denture.” This is an appliance you take in and out of your mouth that has the missing teeth on it. Depending on the location of those “anchor teeth,” your denture may be very stable. However, sometimes the denture is loose. Dental implants can help to provide additional stability for that denture, increasing your chewing power and confidence. Sometimes the dental implants can even help to eliminate the unsightly clasps that are needed to help retain the denture!

When a person is missing all of their teeth in one (or both) of their jaws, a “full” or “complete” denture is the most common way to help out. Again, these are removable: when you go to bed at night, you take your teeth out and put them in a glass of water. Dental implants can do one of two things in this case: 1) increase the amount of retention to that removable denture so your chewing power is increased, along with an increase in your confidence, or 2) eliminate the removable teeth all-together, so you don’t have to take the teeth out anymore. Read on for details: In the first scenario, anywhere from two to six dental implants are placed to allow your denture to “snap” onto the dental implants. You still have a removable denture which means the teeth come in and out, but what you are rewarded with is significantly less movement, an increasing in chewing power and efficiency, and an increase in satisfaction and confidence. This appliance is known as an “overdenture.”

In the second scenario, anywhere from four to six dental implants are placed and permanent teeth are connected to the dental implants. You now have a set of strong, stable, non-movable teeth that oftentimes allows the wearer to completely forget they have artificial teeth! Many patients describe the outcome as a “new lease on life,” providing them with a great smile, great function, great comfort, and a very high level of satisfaction. This process goes by a lot of names, with the most common being “All-On-Four®.” Just note it is very important this complex procedure be provided by a well-trained and skilled doctor, team, and facility who can also address maintenance.

As you can see, dental implants not only have come a long way, but provide multiple options for patients. If you’re in need of some dental help, give us a call and see what we can do for you! We’re one of the most comprehensive dental implant providers in the community, and we’d love to meet you, and see how we can help!


About the author: Dr. Ira Goldberg has been performing general dentistry procedures, as well as dental implant procedures, for 24 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Scholar of the Dawson Academy for Complete Dentistry. He performs all phases of implant dentistry at his office in Succasunna, NJ. He lectures to dentists in the field of implantology. For a free consultation, including a free 3-D scan (if necessary), please call his office at (973) 328-1225.

Dental 3D CT Scans

Technology improves our lives every day,a nd it has done wonders for dentistry. Whether you need dental implants, a root canal, or some other treatment or evaluation, having advanced imaging is a great advantage.

This technology goes by a few different names: 3-D Scanning, Dental CT Scan, and CBCT(Cone Beam CT Scan) are the most common names. In my office, we perform so many dental implants and advanced procedures, we have invested in an on-site scanner to imprive our patients' care. To understand the benefit of this dental technology, envision a cube. It has a height, width, and depth (thickness). With a standard dental film, you see only two dimensions: width and height. But what about depth? Wouldn't you like to know how thick (or thin) that cube really is? Its that third dimension the Dental CT Scanner provides.

This third dimension is what is so important with dental implants. If we don't know how thick the bone is, we don't know if we can place a dental implant. There are also vital structures we need to know about, in order to do the procedure efficientlyand safely. It also allows us to measure density, so we can figure out if your bone will support dental implants.

With root canals, we can determine the actual number of canals in a tooth, as well as their shape and position. 3-d Scanning is a game changer with endodontics (root canals)! The amount of radiation exposure is a common concern to patients. There are many variables that can increase or decrease the amount of radiation, but here are some averages and comparisons. As a human being living on earth, we are constantly exposed to background radiation, which is found in your surrounding environment. On a daily basis, consider this amount as one day of background radiation. The average 3D Scan is equivalent to 8 days. A fligth from London to Los Angeles is 10 days. A 2D dental film (panoramic film) is 2 days. A chest xray is 15 days. A mammogram is 50 days.

As an implant dentist, I own a special software that allows me to take the 3D data and virtually plan out your dental implant treatment. I can determine things such as implant size, position, need for bone grafting and more, in advance of starting any work! If necessary, I can then order special guides that allow me to place implants with pin-point precision.

All-On-4 dental implants is another dental implant procedure that requires the use of dental 3D Scans. All-On-4 is a revolutionary dental implant procedure that can turn a patient's dental health around in just a few appointments. If you have advanced gum disease that can't be corr3ected, are missing all or most of your teeth, or suffering from constant pain and infection, this procedure can be invaluable. Without the use of 3D imaging, it is nearly impossible to be able to place dental implants in the correct position quickly, efficiently, and safely. You can read more about this amazing dental option.


About the author: Dr. Ira Goldberg has been performing general dentistry procedures, as well as dental implant procedures, for 24 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Scholar of the Dawson Academy for Complete Dentistry. He performs all phases of implant dentistry at his office in Succasunna, NJ. He lectures to dentists in the field of implantology. For a free consultation, including a free 3-D scan (if necessary), please call his office at (973) 328-1225 or visit his website at www.MorrisCountyDentist.com Dr. Goldberg is a general dentist.

Gum Disease and Your Health

Gum Disease, also known as Periodontal Disease, affects many people without them even knowing it. The dental office is not a favorite place for most individuals, but taking care of your oral health is important. Not doing so can lead to inflammation, infection, tooth loss, and systemic problems. Let’s investigate this a little further.

Its obvious to most people that if you don’t brush and floss, teeth are susceptible to cavities. If a cavity gets too large, its going to need a root canal or possibly extraction. What’s not so obvious is that bacteria can build up at the base of the teeth, or even underneath the gums, and start causing inflammation. Your gums become red and puffy, and probably also bleed.

You’ve most likely heard of plaque. Plaque is the gooey stuff that builds up from not brushing or flossing, or not brushing or flossing effectively. Over time, the plaque can become hard and stick to your teeth: this is known as tartar or calculus.

Bone supports your teeth and holds them in place. Bone doesn’t like calculus. It will recede away from the calculus, and you won’t feel this, because its hidden under the gums. Think of your tooth like an iceberg: 2/3 of it you can’t see, but its “large and looming.” By the time you feel the problems (loose teeth, sore gums), it might be too late, and you might have to have one or more teeth extracted.

Over the last number of years, Periodontal Disease has been tied to a number of systemic problems. Gum Disease is inflammation, and inflammation has come to the forefront of available information to the public as to how destructive is can be to the human body. The effects of Periodontal Disease can spread throughout your body and make you sick.

Many health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, respiratory disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis, and even cancer have been linked to Periodontal Disease. For additional information, a good source is the American Academy of Periodontology (www.Perio.org).

For the person with severely advanced gum disease who must have all of their remaining teeth removed, dental implants oftentimes are one viable solution. On a regular basis, these patients are referred to my office by their dentist or find me based on their own research. All-On-Four® is the most common implant solution where we can provide non-removable teeth in one appointment, but there are a number of other solutions. It is important to understand dental implants should not be placed in the presence of active gum disease, however.


About the author: Dr. Ira Goldberg has been performing general dentistry procedures, as well as dental implant procedures, for 24 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Scholar of the Dawson Academy for Complete Dentistry. He performs all phases of implant dentistry at his office in Succasunna, NJ. He lectures to dentists in the field of implantology. For a free consultation, including a free 3-D scan (if necessary), please call his office at (973) 328-1225 or visit his website at www.MorrisCountyDentist.com Dr. Goldberg is a general dentist.

Local Dentist, Dr. Ira Goldberg, Lectures Internationally on Dental Implants

SUCCASUNNA, NJ (May 2019) – Dr. Ira Goldberg, a leading local authority on dental implants, recently wrapped up a round of educational lectures in Montreal, Canada.

A long-time member of the AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry), Dr. Goldberg was asked to lecture to a group of over a hundred doctors. As a respected educator, its not uncommon for Dr. Goldberg to share his knowledge and expertise with others. The topic he spoke about was follow-up and maintenance regarding “full arch dental implants.”

“Full Arch Dental Implants,” commonly known by a variety of names such as All-On-Four®, is a technique to help patients who have advanced gum disease, infections, missing teeth, or teeth that are simply beyond repair. It is a popular procedure because complicated problems can be repaired in just a few appointments. “We perform All-On-Four® on a regular basis,” reports Dr. Goldberg. “For this reason, its important to know how to provide follow-up care once treatment is completed. We’ve developed comprehensive systems to provide these services, and this is why I was asked to share my knowledge with other dentists.”

In addition to speaking in Montreal, Dr. Goldberg was also recently requested to speak to other dentists aspiring to learn dental implantology. He lectured to a group of dentists regarding the process of performing Full Arch Dental Implants, along with preparation to take Associate Fellowship and Fellowship exams for the AAID.

“The AAID is one of the world’s largest dental implant organizations. Its important for dentists who want to perform dental implantology to obtain formal education. Achieving credentials in the AAID proves to the public that the dentist they select for their implant care is well educated and competent.”

Not only is Dr. Goldberg a Fellow of the AAID, but he is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry. This is the highest level of credentialing a dentist can achieve in the arena of Dental Implantology. This is one of the reasons Dr. Goldberg is so highly respected and sought after.

When asked about his role as an educator to other dentists, Dr. Goldberg thoughtfully stated, “I’ve always heard that when you’re passionate about something, it shows. I’ve been providing implant services for over 24 years, and I’m always excited about it. I guess that’s why other doctors and dental professionals ask me for my thoughts, help, and guidance. Its quite an honor, I love to share.”

Four Charactertistics of Dental Implants Candidates

Even if you’ve done your research on dental implants, you may be wondering if you are qualified to get them.

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but chances are you will fit the bill. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the best candidates for dental implants share four characteristics.


Four Qualifications of Dental Implant Candidates


1. Good medical health

f you’re thinking about getting a dental implant, you need to make sure you’re healthy. Be sure to inform your dentist about your medical history and any medications you are taking.

“[Dental] implants work best when a patient is in good health, or if they do suffer from any mild diseases, that they are under control, such as diabetes,” said Dr. Frank Caputo of Cudahy, Wisconsin. He added that certain conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes, could keep a patient from healing properly, while others, such as a recent cardiac event (i.e. heart attack, stroke), will postpone surgery till a later date.

According to Dr. Ira Goldberg of Succasunna, New Jersey, you also need enough bone to support the implant. In that case, your dentist may be able to grow bone where it’s needed using a process called “grafting.”

“We add (artificial bone) into the deficient areas,” Goldberg said. “Sometimes we’ll use something called a membrane … to help hold the graft in place, and the body will turn (the graft) over and grow it into its own bone.”

2. Good Oral Health

Before you get a dental implant, you should take good care of your teeth. Since dental implants involve surgery, infections or gum disease could reduce the chances your implant can successfully be placed in your mouth.

“With dental implants, we have to make sure the rest of the mouth is in good health,” Caputo said. Your dentist may also suggest treatment to optimize your oral health before they give your implants the go-ahead. “We always have to address any immediate concerns to get the patient to optimal health of the mouth prior to moving forward with the implant. This may include a routine cleaning, or clearing up any active infections” Caputo added.

3. An Understanding Mindset

Even before you’ve decided to get an implant, you need to have the mindset that there are risks and complications.

“I want my patient to have a truly good understanding of what’s going on, what are the alternatives, what are the risks, the benefits,” Caputo said. For example, Caputo said, the crown of a dental implant – which is the part of the implant that looks like a tooth – can wear and tear just like a regular crown or cap. Implants may also be subject to periodontal disease, called peri-implant disease, which inflames the gums and if not addressed, can affect the underlying bone, Caputo said.

And even if you’ve read up on dental implants, you should always consult with your AAID-credentialed dentist about your specific situation. “We have a saying that you always start with the end (goal) in mind,” Goldberg said. “Just like when you’re building a house, the builder’s going to listen to what the customer’s desires are. From there, they can plan backwards and figure out the important details, such as what kind of foundation they’re going to have to build, or the size of the lumber to support the desired house.”

4. A Commitment to Oral Hygiene

After your implant is in place, you should regularly brush and floss your teeth, and go to your dentist for scheduled check-ups, cleaning, and X-rays.

“A commitment to sound home care and routine dental cleanings is paramount” to a successful dental implant, Caputo said. You may have to go to the dentist more often than usual depending on the procedure you received.

“A person with healthy dental implants … (should) come to the dentist every 6 months,” Goldberg said, adding that someone who has undergone a major reconstruction may be asked to return every 3 to 4 months.

Enjoy family dentistry at Morris County Dental Associates!

At Morris County Dental Associates, we are pleased to provide family dentistry. Family dentistry is a field of dental work that focuses on care for not only adult patients, but children as well. We offer a variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative services for young children, as well as adults and seniors, ensuring everyone in the household has a beautiful smile!

What are the benefits of family dentistry?

In many households, everyone has a different dentist. Grandma and grandpa may visit a dentist for seniors, mom and dad may visit their everyday adult dental provider, and children may see a pediatric dentistry for specialized care. This means making many appointments throughout the year to obtain dental services. However, an amazing advantage to using a family dentist is that everyone can get the care they need in just one location. No more driving all around town to make it to various appointments. Additionally, parents can schedule their family member’s appointments with back-to-back scheduling, so only one visit twice a year can allow the entire family to be treated by our dental professionals. Dr. Ira Goldberg believes in saving everyone time and money, and with improved scheduling abilities, everyone gets their cleanings and examinations done in a timely manner with less driving.

Another benefit to family dentistry is the ability to keep everyone’s records in the same location. This is especially helpful when dental emergencies arise. With recordkeeping on hand, our dental team will be able to manage one’s condition based on their previous visits with our practice. X-rays will be available, impressions can be quickly made, and patients of all ages can be seen as needed. This can be incredibly convenient to even the busiest of families!

What services are offered?

Our dental practice offers a wide selection of treatment options for patients, including general, cosmetic, and restorative services.

Interested in quality care for the family?

Contact Morris County Dental Associates and connect directly with Dr. Ira Goldberg in Succasunna, NJ. The practice is located at 15 Commerce Boulevard, Suite #201, and can be reached by phone to schedule a visit at (973) 328-1225.

The use of dental bridges can restore the function
and appearance of the smile when tooth loss occurs

At Morris County Dental Associates, patients in the community of Succasunna, NJ and the surrounding areas can learn about the benefits of replacing missing teeth quickly with dental restorations. There are several types of treatment options when it comes to the replacement of teeth, and one of the more popular options noticed by Dr. Ira Goldberg is that of the dental bridge.

Understanding dental bridges

A dental bridge is a dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. It helps “bridge the gap” that is left behind after a tooth has been lost or extracted. It includes a false tooth called a pontic that is fused to dental crowns on each side to create a single restoration. The crowns are bonded over the adjacent teeth for support so the pontic can sit along the gum line and function as the natural tooth once did. Dental bridges can replace a single tooth, or several teeth in a row, depending on the needs of the patient.

Why choose dental bridges?

There are many benefits to using dental bridges. They are a permanent, non-removable option, which may be better for patients than traditional partial dentures. They are affordable and are often covered in part by dental insurance plans. Dental bridges are also completely natural looking, as the restorations are made to match the color, shape, and size of the existing teeth for seamless integration. Many patients love the ability to replace their teeth with a permanent restoration without the cost of more expensive solutions such as a dental implant.

What other options are available?

Patients missing teeth may also want to ask about alternative options including partial dentures, full dentures, and dental implants.

Ready to work with a professional to decide if dental bridges are right for you?

Contact Dr. Ira Goldberg at Morris County Dental Associates to discuss options for tooth replacement when teeth are lost or extracted. Our practice offers a variety of solutions for your consideration and can be reached by phone for a consultation visit at (973) 328-1225. Our practice is located in Succasunna, NJ at 15 Commerce Boulevard #201.

How the Snap On Smile can quickly transform the smile of our patients

Dr. Ira Goldberg is a dental professional in Succasunna, NJ proud to offer patients in the community ways to enhance their smiles. When patients have imperfections that may require extensive dental work, they may be unable to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. This is when our team of professionals at Morris County Dental Associates may suggest the benefits of the Snap On Smile.

What is a Snap On Smile?

The Snap On Smile is a dental restoration that is used by patients to improve the appearance of their smile quickly and easily. It is a special denture that covers the existing teeth and provides a more attractive look to their smile immediately. The Snap On Smile is a great alternative to undergoing expensive, long-term procedures to permanently address problems within the smile.

Who is a candidate for the Snap On Smile?

Patients who are interested in the Snap On Smile solution may want to look their best when needed, but do not have the time or money to completely rehabilitate the smile. Dr. Ira Goldberg encourages patients to book a consultation appointment with him to find out if they are considered an appropriate candidate for this treatment, and to discuss alternative options when available.

Can I design my smile?

Absolutely! Dr. Ira Goldberg of Morris County Dental Associates works directly with patients to determine the type of smile they’d like to achieve with their Snap On Smile. The smile is designed with their thoughts and desires in mind to provide an amazing transformation the minute patients put their restoration in their smile. Patients take part in the designing of their new restoration to ensure its exactly what they want!

Ready to transform your smile without extensive dental work?

Contact the team of Morris County Dental Associates to learn more about the Snap On Smile solution! Dr. Ira Goldberg can assist patients in addressing imperfect smiles quickly and easily for social events, photos, and other situations in which patients want to look their absolute best. Call (973) 328-1225 today to book an appointment at our practice, located at 15 Commerce Boulevard #201 in Succasunna, NJ.

How Porcelain Veneers are used to enhance the Smile’s Appearance

Patients located in Succasunna, NJ who are unhappy with the appearance of their anterior (front) teeth due to imperfections are encouraged to book an appointment with Dr. Ira Goldberg at Morris County Dental Associates to learn about the advantages of using porcelain veneers for enhancement.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers, or “dental veneers,” are ceramic facings that are custom made to cover the front of a tooth to change its appearance. This is purely an aesthetic treatment and is often not covered by patient’s dental insurance. However, it is an affordable and long-term way of addressing imperfections on the front of the smile that may hinder one’s ability to feel confident when they smile or socialize with others.

How are porcelain veneers placed?

Patients book a consultation appointment with Dr. Ira Goldberg to find out if they are candidates, and then have their teeth prepared. This involves filing down a thin portion of the enamel on the front of the teeth before completing impressions. The molds are mailed to a dental laboratory with specific instructions regarding the shape, size, and color of the new veneers. Within a few weeks, patients return to Morris County Dental Associates for the final bonding of their restorations in place.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

It is essential that patients take great care in maintaining their porcelain veneers to extend their longevity. Porcelain veneers that have been properly maintained with at-home care and routine dental visits for examinations and cleanings will often last a decade or longer. If patients chew on hard objects such as ice, they may be putting their porcelain veneers at risk for breakage, so it is important for patients to be prudent in protecting their smile accordingly.

Schedule an appointment at Morris County Dental Associates

Succasunna, NJ area patients who are faced with the need to disguise problem areas on the front teeth are welcome to ask Dr. Ira Goldberg about the advantages porcelain veneers can provide. The practice is located at 15 Commerce Boulevard, Suite #201 and can be contacted at (973) 328-1225 to schedule an appointment.

All on four implants help replace multiple teeth within the smile

Missing teeth can dramatically change a person’s life. It can affect the appearance of the smile and impact one’s self-confidence. It can cause existing teeth to shift out of place, causing gaps to form throughout the arch. It can also impact the ability for a patient to eat or speak. When these changes occur, it is essential that patients work with their dentist to find a restorative option that suits their needs. Dr. Ira Goldberg of Morris County Dental Associates believes patients can enhance their appearance and restore the function of their smile with the use of all on four implants.

All on four dental implants

Understanding the way dental implants work will help patients in learning how the all on four concept will improve the smile. Dental implants are titanium posts that act as natural tooth roots and are implanted into the bone of the jaw. This is done to act as the proper foundation for a tooth replacement option. In a situation where patients are using special dentures with their implants, a series of four implants are placed along the arch. Then, dentures are fabricated to snap into place with these implants to complete the smile!

How are all on four dentures different than full dentures?

Full dentures are restorations that are made to fit on the ridge of the gum and replace missing teeth, while also integrating in fake gum tissues as well. However, many patients do not feel as though their full dentures stay firmly in place when they eat and speak. With the use of all on four dentures, these restorations are fully attached to the mouth with the use of implant, ensuring optimum strength and functionality.

Find your smile solution at Morris County Dental Associates!

Dr. Ira Goldberg and his team in Succasunna, NJ provide a variety of dental solutions for patients in and around the area. If you are interested in all on four dental implants and other restorative treatment options, we welcome you to book a consultation appointment with our team to learn more. Contact us at (973) 328-1225 today and visit the office at 15 Commerce Boulevard, Suite #201.

How Smile Makeovers can completely Rejuvenate one’s Look

Dr. Ira Goldberg and the team at Morris County Dental Associates in Succasunna, NJ are available to help patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile by providing cosmetic services. This may include a complete transformation achieved with a smile makeover.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is exactly as it is described—a series of treatment that can be used to improve the appearance of the smile in a dramatic way. When patients visit Dr. Ira Goldberg and have a variety of concerns that are affecting their self-confidence in the way they look due to their imperfect smile, a smile makeover may be recommend. Also known as “full mouth rehabilitation,” a smile makeover combines several treatments together to completely transform the look of the smile.

What treatments are performed in a smile makeover?

Each patient’s specific needs are unique to them, and there isn’t a standard protocol for how to rehabilitate a smile. However, certain situations may require certain treatments. For example, a patient who is missing teeth may need to consider tooth replacement options, while other patients with a dull smile may benefit from professional teeth whitening options. Some of the services that may be combined into a smile makeover include some of the following:

  • Dental bonding
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Orthodontics
  • Professional bleaching
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Dental fillings

How long does a smile makeover take?

Once patients have worked with their dentist to develop a treatment plan, patients have the option of undergoing as many treatments as possible in one longer visit or to have the procedures done one by one over time. This will vary from patient to patient based on their budget and how quickly they want to achieve the results.

Morris County Dental Associates is available to help with your smile transformation!

If you are ready to learn more about smile makeovers, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with Dr. Ira Goldberg of Morris County Dental Associates. Our practice is located in Suite #201 at 15 Commerce Boulevard, and we can be reached by contacting (973) 328-1225. We accept new patients who are serious about enhancing their smile with a variety of dental treatment options available in our practice.

Utilizing Porcelain Veneers to Enhance the Appearance of the Smile

At Morris County Dental Associates, we see many patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. When patients come into the office of Dr. Ira Goldberg, they are often seeking solutions that are appropriate for addressing imperfections of the teeth. When patients smile, laugh, and speak with others, their front or “anterior” teeth are exposed. Imperfections such as permanent staining, misalignment, gaps, and breakage can highly impact the overall impression another person has of someone based on the appearance of the smile. This is where restorations such as porcelain veneers can be used to enhance the smile and address a variety of common concerns.

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are restorations that are commonly sought out by patients who want to quickly and easily address imperfections on the front teeth. These restorations are essentially specialized, customized facings that are fabricated from ceramic to bond onto the front of a tooth to completely change its look. Porcelain veneers are highly recommended for patients who want a long-lasting, stain-resistant alternative to composite resin bonding. Porcelain veneers cost more than composite resin bonding and may take longer, but they are a wise investment for patients serious about enhancing the way they look.

Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?

Dr. Ira Goldberg encourages patients to visit the practice for an evaluation to determine candidacy. In most cases, adult patients can typically consider porcelain veneers if they have a smile free from cavities and periodontal disease. Patients must understand that these conditions can still develop on the tooth underneath the veneer, which is why routine evaluations and x-rays are encouraged.

Contact Dr. Ira Goldberg today!

Are you interested in learning more about porcelain veneers? Do you feel as though porcelain veneers are the best way to transform your smile? Do you live in the area of Succasunna, NJ? If this sounds like the perfect solution for your smile, contact the team at Morris County Dental Associates today by calling (973) 328-1225 and visiting the office at 15 Commerce Boulevard, Suite #201. Our practice is open to new patients who are seeking quality dental care in an affordable practice.

The benefits of a family dental practice in your community

At Morris County Dental Associates, we are pleased to provide family dentistry. Family dentistry is a field of dental work that focuses on care for not only adult patients, but children as well. We offer a variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative services for young children, as well as adults and seniors, ensuring everyone in the household has a beautiful smile!

What are the benefits of family dentistry?

In many households, everyone has a different dentist. Grandma and grandpa may visit a dentist for seniors, mom and dad may visit their everyday adult dental provider, and children may see a pediatric dentistry for specialized care. This means making many appointments throughout the year to obtain dental services. However, an amazing advantage to using a family dentist is that everyone can get the care they need in just one location. No more driving all around town to make it to various appointments. Additionally, parents can schedule their family member’s appointments with back-to-back scheduling, so only one visit twice a year can allow the entire family to be treated by our dental professionals. Dr. Ira Goldberg believes in saving everyone time and money, and with improved scheduling abilities, everyone gets their cleanings and examinations done in a timely manner with less driving.

Another benefit to family dentistry is the ability to keep everyone’s records in the same location. This is especially helpful when dental emergencies arise. With recordkeeping on hand, our dental team will be able to manage one’s condition based on their previous visits with our practice. X-rays will be available, impressions can be quickly made, and patients of all ages can be seen as needed. This can be incredibly convenient to even the busiest of families!

What services are offered?

Our dental practice offers a wide selection of treatment options for patients, including general, cosmetic, and restorative services.

Interested in quality care for the family?

Contact Morris County Dental Associates and connect directly with Dr. Ira Goldberg in Succasunna, NJ. The practice is located at 15 Commerce Boulevard, Suite #201, and can be reached by phone to schedule a visit at (973) 328-1225.

The purpose of tooth extractions

No one wants to think about having a tooth pulled, but sometimes it is a necessary evil. Extractions are commonly performed by oral surgeons who can remove them in one of two ways, including simple extractions and surgical extractions. Both are available with the team at Morris County Dental Care.

What is an extraction?

A dental extraction is essentially the removal of a natural adult tooth or a baby tooth. It is done for many different reasons. Extractions may be performed in the following scenarios:

  • A patient will be having orthodontic work done, and are experiencing overcrowding. One or more teeth may need to be removed to make room for realigning the dental arch.
  • A patient has an impacted tooth, such as a wisdom tooth, that is causing pain and discomfort and can affect the development of the smile over time.
  • A child has a baby tooth that is not coming out on its own and is keeping the existing adult teeth from erupting through the gum line.
  • A patient has a tooth that has had an extremely large cavity which impacts the overall structure. In cases where root canal therapy cannot save the tooth, extraction may be recommended.
  • A patient is preparing for the creation of full dentures while there may be one or more teeth along the dental arch that need to be removed before placing.
  • A patient has had an injury to a tooth and it cannot be repaired with traditional dental options and treatments.

Another benefit to family dentistry is the ability to keep everyone’s records in the same location. This is especially helpful when dental emergencies arise. With recordkeeping on hand, our dental team will be able to manage one’s condition based on their previous visits with our practice. X-rays will be available, impressions can be quickly made, and patients of all ages can be seen as needed. This can be incredibly convenient to even the busiest of families!

What extractions are performed?

Surgical extractions are extractions during which the dentist needs to access underneath the gum tissue to get to the tooth, while simple extractions are performed on teeth that have already erupted through the gum line.

Do you live in the Succasunna, NJ area and are interested in learning more about dental extractions?

Extractions are just one of many services available from Dr. Ira Goldberg at Morris County Dental Care. Contact the facility to schedule an evaluation and a consultation appointment with our team. We can be reached by phone at (973) 328-1225 and welcome patients into our office, located in Suite #201 at 15 Commerce Boulevard.

What is the Purpose of Dental Implants?

Missing teeth can cause a lot of problems outside of just leaving behind a space in the teeth. Without teeth or restorations in place, the existing teeth can shift out of alignment causing spaces and gaps all along the dental arch. Additionally, bone loss can occur, resulting in the loosening of adjacent teeth. The ability to properly eat and speak are also impacted. Because of this, it is important for patients in the area of Succasunna, NJ to speak to a dentist such as Dr. Ira Goldberg of Morris County Dental Associates to discuss the benefits of using dental implants.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Titanium posts called dental implants are used in a variety of ways in restorative dentistry. The primary purpose of the implant is to act as a natural tooth root. This is why the implant is placed into the bone of the jaw and restored over the top on the visible portion. Dental implants are versatile and serve many purposed.

Dental Implant Uses

A dental implant is a restoration that can be used in a number of different methodologies for enhancement of the smile.

  • A dental implant may be placed to replace a single tooth. This is achieved by restoring the implant’s abutment with a dental crown. These crowns are custom-made for the patient to act as a fake tooth.
  • A dental implant can be an anchor on one or both sides of a dental bridge. Dental bridges require teeth on each side to place, but dental implants can be used as well.
  • A dental implant may be used to stabilize a full denture, with several in place along the dental arch for this purpose.

Schedule a Consultation

Dental implants can be an extremely beneficial way of addressing tooth loss or stabilizing dentures. Dr. Ira Goldberg encourages patients to book an appointment at Morris County Dental Associates to learn more about the advantages of dental implants and how they can be used to enhance the smile and restore function. Call (973) 328-1225 today to schedule a consultation visit with our staff at 15 Commerce Boulevard, Suite #201. Dr. Ira Goldberg accepts patients in and around the community of Succasunna, NJ.