Dental Implants Succasunna NJ

What Modern Dentistry Has to Offer

Dentistry is such a common aspect of healthcare today that most people never stop to consider the humble beginnings of this practice. The earliest evidence of dental knowledge dates back to about 5000 BC when tooth decay was described as having “worms” in teeth. In ancient Greece, great minds like Hippocrates contemplated the inner workings of the mouth. Still, it wasn’t until the 1700s when knowledge regarding dental problems and their causes reached a stage at which we had any power against them. Formal dentistry didn’t emerge until the middle of the 19th Century. Boy, have we come a long way since then!

We are proud (and relieved!) to live in a time at which dentistry is not a challenge. Innovation has led to solutions that were once unimaginable. Examples include:

Dental Implants

The ancient Egyptians actually had their own version of dental implants: shells. We shudder to think about that procedure but have to applaud their courage and wisdom. The use of shells as replacement teeth indicated that humans recognized the need for stability. Today, we have a much more refined approach to tooth replacement. Dental implants, tiny posts made of surgical grade titanium, are commonly used to reinstate a functional root after tooth loss. This innovative technique has made it possible for patients to regain full chewing function and also to preserve facial structure through supported bone regeneration.


Sedation techniques have also been tested throughout the ages. In most instances, sedation was considered a valuable aspect of surgical medicine. Today, we see the benefits that effective and mild sedation techniques provide to dental patients. In our office, patients can remedy dental anxiety with the use of nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, or with IV sedation for more complicated procedures.

Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic dentistry as a whole is a relatively new area of dental care. However, veneer treatment was first performed more than 80 years ago. The first veneers, used by Hollywood dentist Dr. Charles Pincus, provided temporary improvement for actors during filming but didn’t last much longer than that. Today, we have durable dental porcelain and a proven bonding technique that allows patients to enjoy veneers for upwards of 15 years.

Obtain the care you need to love the smile you’re in. Call 973-328-1225 to schedule a consultation with us.

Beauty Never Goes out of Style

Cosmetic Dentistry Succasunna NJTo observe an object of beauty, any object of beauty brings joy to the heart. Humans are innately drawn in by exquisiteness, so why not go with it? There is ample evidence that, since the dawn of time, humans have sought ways to enhance physical attributes to appear more attractive. At least for some time. What we mean is, beauty is often prioritized by men and women in younger age groups. While we have seen the age-range expand in recent years, thanks to the refinement of beauty treatments like BOTOX and dermal fillers, there is still an area where older adults may forget their potential.

Cosmetic dentistry holds a great deal of value for adults of all ages, not only for twenty- and thirty-somethings. Here are a few reasons why . . .

To grow old in this day and age looks very different than it did for many of our grandparents and parents. We had all but lost the idea of there being a set retirement age. If a man or woman does retire from an original professional around the age of 65, we often see that individual go on to perform a different type of work for several more years. Older adults may be interviewing for jobs alongside younger college-graduates. They may be volunteering in an area that brings them great satisfaction. We also see more socializing, dating, and marrying among the Baby Boomer generation than we have seen among previous generations. Whatever they are doing, adults who choose to keep working after retirement age want to bring their A-game, and the way they might do this is with a radiant, healthy smile.

Smile Maintenance is a Breeze

Cosmetic dentistry can sound complicated and expensive. That need not be the case. Patients of our Succasunna office are encouraged to speak with us about their dental concerns. Even something as simple as teeth whitening can do a lot to bring out the best in the appearance of the face. Additionally, we perform restorative treatments such as crowns, bridges, dental implants, and more with the intent of long-term function and beauty.

Learn more about how we can help you maintain your best smile. Call 973-328-1225.

Porcelain Veneers | Succasunna NJ

Veneers: Covering the Bases

Porcelain Veneers | Succasunna NJ There’s something exciting about loving the smile. When our teeth do not meet our ideal – they are not harmonious in size and proportions, or they are drastically discolored – we may struggle with a general sense of dissatisfaction. If you are in this boat, it’s time to jump ship! The team at Morris County Dental Associates has a solution. Teeth that do not reflect your inner beauty can be covered with porcelain veneers. This permanent solution to cosmetic imperfections has paved the way for many of our patients to feel great about their smiles.

If you’ve done any research on veneer treatment, you may have come across two common types of veneers. All indirect veneers are similar in their form. Where they differ is in their makeup. We use porcelain veneers to transform smiles. The other option commonly offered is composite veneers. Here, we will compare the two.

Composite Veneers

A composite material is one that is a mixture of two or more compounds. This type of veneer is made of “composite resin,” which includes plastic and glass. The plastic gives the composite resin a degree of durability, while the glass provides sheen to mimic natural enamel. Most composite veneers are “made” chairside. Essentially, the resin is applied directly to the tooth or teeth. It is shaped and then cured, or hardened. Finally, the composite is polished to look natural.

What you need to know: composite veneers are porous, just like natural teeth. Because there are numerous tiny pores in composite resin, it’s possible that veneers will stain over time. Also, while durable, composite resin does not hold up as well as porcelain. On the other hand, this type of veneer is lower in cost, which may make replacement more affordable.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are indirect. This means the fixtures that are adhered to the front of teeth are made in a dental lab. To have porcelain veneers applied requires slight tooth reduction. This means the tooth or teeth will need to be covered permanently. If a veneer chips or breaks, it will need to be replaced. The primary benefits of porcelain veneers are that they look most like natural teeth. Porcelain is translucent, and it is more reflective than composite, so the smile shines nicely.

What you need to know: Porcelain veneer treatment involves two visits. During the second visit, sheaths of porcelain adhere with a bonding material. This process fosters long-term durability that can withstand biting and chewing. Porcelain is also naturally resistant to chips, and also to stains. This type of veneer can last up to 15 years with good care.

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Contact our Succasunna office at 973-328-1225 to learn more about porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic Dentistry Succasunna, NJ

Get a New Smile in a Snap

Cosmetic Dentistry Succasunna, NJIf you have certain aspects of your smile that you just don’t love, you’re less likely to smile with confidence – or at all. Smiling is good for you, so you want to flash those pearly whites whenever the urge strikes. We understand how cosmetic concerns can diminish a person’s ability to do this, which is why we are proud to offer Snap-On Smile for a quick, affordable makeover.

What is Snap-On Smile?

Snap-On Smile is a cosmetic process that requires no long-term commitment or steep monetary investment. Do we have your attention yet? It gets even better. The process is painless and convenient. The custom-made prosthesis looks like beautiful, natural teeth, and yet, you can remove it every night before bed. A Snap-On Smile may be used as a temporary resting place before permanent cosmetic procedures such as veneers. However, some consider this fixture permanent enough for continual use.

Benefits of Snap-On Smile

The value of cosmetic dentistry is indicated by the extent of its benefits. With Snap-On Smile, patients enjoy:

  • Straighter, brighter teeth.
  • Fully functional chewing and drinking while wearing the fixture.
  • Ease of use, and easy to clean appliance.
  • Natural-looking results and durability that lasts.
  • Affordable care to improve the appearance of the smile.
  • Quick turnaround, only two visits to a new smile!
  • Active involvement in the design phase of their new look.
  • Conservative treatment does not alter natural tooth structure in any way.

The process is simple, involving a consultation and examination to confirm that Snap-On Smile will fulfill the desired objective. Next, we work with the patient to choose the shade and style of new “teeth.” An impression is made of natural teeth. This guides the creation of the new fixture, which will fit over the arch. After an initial fitting, adjustments may be made to refine the fixture. The patient is instructed on how to insert and remove their appliance for care and cleaning.

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Snap-On Smile fits over natural teeth. The fixture should be removed at night, and cleaned with appropriate cleaning solution. Post-meal rinsing is also beneficial. Teeth should be brushed and flossed every day, twice a day, to inhibit plaque from accumulating around the gums or in between teeth.

You can have a smile you love! Contact our Succasunna office for more information about Snap-On Smile at 978-328-1225.

Teeth Whitening Succasunna, NJ

Various Ways To A Brighter Smile

Teeth Whitening Succasunna, NJA radiant smile exudes confidence, health, and vitality. We may not recognize this on an immediate conscious level every time we see someone else’s smile – or our own. However, the positive reactions that humans have to nice, bright teeth are no secret. It has been demonstrated in numerous studies over the years. We don’t argue the fact that many people could benefit from having their teeth whitened. If your time has come, the question you want to ask is how to go about getting the results you want?

There are several ways that stains could be removed from teeth. The thing is, they are not all the same. Some (commercial products) are too weak to handle anything more than slight surface stains. Some (laser whitening) are an expensive way to get the job done faster. Here, we will break down some of the valuable treatments that our patients may choose to enliven their smiles.

Bleaching Trays

Because professional teeth whitening has been around for so long, it is well-known that a safe but powerful peroxide solution is the best way to lift debris from the pores of enamel. Where patients may question efficacy is when it comes to choosing in-office whitening versus home whitening. We offer home-whitening to patients of our Succasunna office for one good reason: sensitivity.

The bleaching process, just as it is, can dehydrate enamel for a short time. When the process is accelerated with the use of light, there is no mitigating this risk of sensitivity. We used to offer in-office whitening but stopped doing so when we realized how uncomfortable this treatment could be.

Home-whitening with the KOR Whitening System provides outstanding results with minimal, if any, sensitivity. Also, when you see your smile change day by day, you have the best idea of when to stop; when you have reached your ideal level of white. Remember, a snow-white smile doesn’t necessarily look beautiful against every complexion!

Porcelain Veneers

There is a lot that can be achieved, especially with dentist-formulated KOR whitening gel. However, there may be some situations that are better suited to porcelain veneers. This two-visit treatment can disguise tough stains caused by direct injury to a tooth, or by fluorosis or tetracycline. Because veneers can also perfect the shape and size of teeth, there may be a double-win to this process.

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We enjoy helping our patients fall back in love with their smiles. Call 973-328-1225 to schedule care with our friendly team.

Here’s why you Should Love your Dentist

cosmetic-dentistryPatients of Morris County Dental Associates, LLC know that we value experience, compassion, and quality. If you’re looking for a Succasunna dentist for your family, but are one of the millions of people who would prefer never to step foot in a dental office, we want you to know that we understand. Dental anxieties are far more widespread than most people imagine, and they are completely understandable. However, there is a huge reward for overcoming a negative attitude toward dentistry. Here are a few facts that may help you do that.

  1. Your dentist’s desire is to assist you, not harm you. The reason that our team chose the dental profession is that every one of them has a passion for helping others. We know that the earlier we can detect issues like plaque and tartar, the better chance we have of helping you avoid the discomfort of a cavity or infection.
  2. Not all dentists are the same. If your reason for not wanting to see the dentist is because you had an unpleasant experience at some point, the person suffering the consequences of that initial event is you. Your smile deserves quality care, and you can find it! We invite you to get to know our team. Call our office to ask questions, and even come by for a face to face meet and greet. We’re happy to prove to you that we are an agency that cares.
  3. Ready, willing, and able. If you find yourself in need of urgent dental care, you will feel far less stressed when you have a dentist that you know and trust. In the face of a dental emergency, what you want is prompt, courteous, and efficient service.

Dr. Goldberg has been providing patients with preventative, cosmetic, and restorative care for more than two decades. His extensive training in the area of dental implants does not overshadow his love for working with patients of all ages in the effort to prevent common problems like cavities and gum disease.

The team at Morris County Dental Associates is here to serve your smile. Call 973-328-1225.




Sail through the New Year with your Best Smile

Best Smile into the New YearWe know you may still be spinning from a hectic holiday schedule, but have you started thinking about those New Year’s Resolutions yet? Even people who wait until the last minute tend to give in to the urge to start a new year with healthy goals in place. Many of the resolutions we consider revolve around health and wellness. Some may include finding ways to feel good in our own skin. Something to think about as you prepare for the year ahead is how your smile factors in to larger goals such as these. To help you, we will discuss the various ways in which we can help you enjoy optimal oral health and an attractive smile starting right now.

Restorative Dentistry
A damaged tooth is a tooth that hurts. Tooth pain may cause you to chew primarily on one side of the mouth. It may distract you from the activities you want to enjoy. Don’t let pain keep you from living the best life possible! Contact Morris County Dental Associates for gentle care that focuses on getting you comfortable. We understand that visiting the dentist when you are in pain can be more stressful than visiting for a routine exam. Contact us to learn how we can make care more pleasant through the use of sedation dentistry techniques.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Is your oral health good, but your smile aesthetic lacking? This can keep you from feeling the utmost confidence you deserve. Problems like discoloration age the smile. Crooked, crowded, or chipped teeth detract from natural beauty. Your Succasunna dentist has solutions for these and other problems! From whitening teeth to disguising flaws, we take care with each case to achieve results that look completely natural, and that last for years.

Preventive Dentistry
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to maintain your teeth and gums in optimal condition. This isn’t just because dental problems are downright painful, but also because disease in the mouth is taxing on the body. We love treating patients from age 3 and up! Our family dental office values personal care and personal relationships built on trust.

Start the new year with a visit to Morris County Dental Associates! Call 973-328-1225.

What’s A Snap-On-Smile®?

Snap-On-Smile®If your smile needs help but you are hesitant to commit to expensive, highly involved restoration treatments, Snap-On-Smile® may be just the ticket. It’s a non-invasive, affordable, removable cosmetic appliance that can provide you with a winning smile in as little at two visits to our office. A Snap-On-Smile® costs about the same as one and one-half veneers. Now that’s a definite savings!

The Snap-On-Smile® provides our patients better tooth function and exceptional aesthetics. It can last for years, even though it is temporary. It can easily and painlessly close spaces between existing teeth, cover uneven or crooked teeth, and enhance a stained or discolored smile.

What is the Snap-On-Smile® and how does it work?

  • It’s patented, and was developed after years of extensive research by a dentist who realized that not everyone can afford thousands of dollars to get a Hollywood smile. A Snap-On-Smile® is easy to care for and can be a temporary or permanent cosmetic solution. It’s available for both upper and lower teeth.
  • The Snap-On-Smile® uses a unique, proprietary formula of hi-tech dental resin. This makes it extremely thin and extremely strong. It fits over your own teeth to give you a natural looking smile, even if you have gaps, stains or missing teeth.
  • Getting a Snap-On-Smile® requires two, short, painless visits. There are no drills or needles involved, and no change in your tooth structure. It’s the perfect choice for you if you:
    • Are not a good candidate for a bridge or implants
    • Have crooked, stained, missing teeth or gaps
    • Would like a Hollywood smile without the expense and discomfort of complex and invasive dental procedures
    • Are considering veneers but want to see what they would look like before undergoing an irreversible procedure
    • Have an old-fashioned, removable partial denture and want a more pleasing, comfortable alternative
    • Desire a cosmetic procedure, but are terrified of needles and dental treatment

It’s so easy: Pick your shade and style, let us take an impression of your teeth, and return in three weeks for your final Snap-On-Smile® fitting.

Call to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Goldberg to learn more. Your smile is worth it: 973-328-1225.

Six Things To Consider When Choosing A Cosmetic Dentist

Making the decision to improve your smile is an important one. When choosing a cosmetic or aesthetic dentist, you want a professional you can trust. A dentist who is highly trained in cosmetic dentistry will put your goals and expectations first and will fashion a smile that you will live with and love for many years to come.

cosmetic dentistryRead on to learn six things to look for as you select a cosmetic dentist:

  1. Years of Experience. An excellent measure of a dentist’s experience is how long they have been practicing and which procedures are most commonly performed at their office.
  2. Patient Centered. During your initial consultation, use your observational skills. The dentist and his staff should appear friendly and patient-focused, and not set on following their own agenda. A cosmetic dentist who listens to your expectations and explains your options in understandable terms has a better chance of creating a smile you’ll be proud of.
  3. Positive Atmosphere. Cosmetic dental work takes time. It’s important for you to feel comfortable. Many cosmetic dentists offer music or movie options in addition to other amenities.
  4. Positive Testimonials. Patient testimonials speak volumes about dental procedure success. An internet search can yield a wealth of information from previous patients about the cosmetic dentist you are considering.
  5. Successful Results. Ask for “before and after” photos of previous patients. Make sure you like the style and quality shown in the photos before moving forward.
  6. Specialties Offered. Do your research on which dental services are offered at the office and whether or not the dentist specializes in any procedures. Many cosmetic dentists offer some level of general dentistry and vice versa. A dentist who offers multiple services is convenient because you do not have to switch between specialists who have never seen your mouth before. A cosmetic dentist that is highly specialized can be the right choice if your mouth requires specific or extensive work.

Call for a consultation, today, and let Dr. Goldberg and his team of experienced professionals help you achieve a smile you will love: 973-328-1225.

Best Dentist In New Jersey

Dr. Ira Goldberg of Morris County, NJ, Declared Top Dentist

Two popular search terms on Google are Best Dentist & Top Dentist.  But what does Best Dentist & Top Dentist mean?  They actually mean different things to different people. In this blog post, Dr. Ira Goldberg of Morris County Dental will explain the difference between both phrases and help you make the right choice when it comes to searching for the best dentist in the New Jersey area.

Best Dentist might mean the most skilled to one person.  But Best Dentist might mean high popularity to another.  If a person has a high fear level of the dental office, a sparkling personality to handle fear and anxiety might be paramount.   But for the person requiring complex treatment, skill might be paramount.

Top Dentist falls into the same category.  But Top Dentist oftentimes is searched by a person looking for a Top Dentist in a specific area, such as implants or cosmetics in New Jersey, dental implants in Morris County or full rehabilitations.

Both Top Dentist and Best Dentist can definitely apply to all of the examples mentioned above.  But what YOU are searching for is of upmost importance to YOU.  That is the critical component. Dr. Goldberg of Morris County Dental Associates is declared Top Dentist in New Jersey for conducting thorough dental examinations and quickly identifying which dental treatment is right for you. This is what puts Dr. Goldberg in a league of his own compared to other dentists in Morris County and the surrounding areas.

What Dr. Goldberg has not mentioned so far is price.  Best Dentist or Top Dentist are terms that often relate to value, and not necessarily price.  For example, you might think all crowns (caps) are the same, or all cleanings are the same.  That would be similar to thinking all houses are the same or all cars are the same.  Materials and experience are critical components when designing and assembling homes and cars, and we all know corners can be cut or things overlooked by a lack of knowledge.  So even though you might pay a little more up front for that car or house, you might make that investment in the hopes that they will last you longer and require less maintenance.  Dentistry is the same way, and a Top Dentist or Best Dentist will hopefully be able to deliver that smile, which will last.  That is Value and that is why Dr. Goldberg is considered Top Dentist in New Jersey.

The other day Dr. Goldberg had a new patient come to him with a broken upper front crown.  The patient said she found Dr. Goldberg by searching for a Best Dentist, as well as a Top Dentist In New Jersey.  She reported frustration because the crown has been replaced 3 times in the last 10 years.  She thought the problem was with the materials because the crown kept breaking.  As a Top Dentist and Best Dentist, Dr. Goldberg quickly noticed that the lower front teeth were uneven, and the one opposing this crown was the tallest.  This was very apparent.  But when Dr. Goldberg took a little extra time and looked at the back of the mouth, Dr. Goldberg noticed teeth touching improperly, which can cause a person’s jaw to jut forward, which in her case, creates extra force against the crown.  This was NOT apparent.  Dr. Goldberg explained to the patient these issues, and she understood that the treatment must go beyond just a single tooth, and she needs to fix a few other issues to become trouble-free.  This is Value: she found the Importance and Worth in having this problem addressed for the long term, and not the short term.  And she found a dentist who could address her issue simply from a Google search of Best Dentist & Top Dentist in New Jersey.

If you are reading this article, then hopefully Best Dentist & Top Dentist are terms that will help you find the Best Dentist or Top Dentist to care for your dental needs.  Whether you need a single tooth fixed, your whole mouth cared for, or just a new dentist to provide routine care for you and your family, Dr. Goldberg and his staff can definitely help you.  Give us a call today at (973) 328-1225 or visit our website at to see what we can do for you!