Dental Implants Succasunna

Replacement Teeth That Mimic Nature 

Dentist showing a patient x rays of their mouth with dental implants in Succasunna

If you are looking into getting dental implants, look no further than Dr. Ira Goldberg at Morris County Dental Associates! Recognized as a dental implant expert, Dr. Goldberg has an entire portion of his practice dedicated to this discipline. We perform all implant treatments under one roof, which means we won’t need to refer you to other dental offices! He holds extensive credentialing within the field, has the latest technology to aid in proper treatment, and even trains other dentists on dental implant treatment.

Dental implants are the gold standard for a variety of tooth replacement situations. Whether you are missing one or more teeth, require one or more tooth extractions, or have dentures that are problematic, dental implants in Succasunna can likely benefit you! Contact us today to schedule a consultation or keep reading below to learn more.


Why Choose Morris County Dental Associates for Dental Implants?

  • In-Office Printed Surgical Guides for Placement
  • Robotic Implant Placement for Precision
  • Expert Implant Dentist with 30 Years of Experience

Uniquely Qualified to Place & Restore Dental Implants

Doctor Goldberg showing a patient their dental x rays

As a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, and a Scholar of the Dawson Academy, Dr. Ira Goldberg has completed countless hours of additional training and education to specialize in dental implants. At Morris County Dental Associates, you can rest assured that your future smile is in the hands of renowned and knowledgeable experts that will help you achieve exquisite results. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Illustrated abutment and dental crown being placed onto a dental implant

Dental implants are small titanium cylinders that replace the roots of teeth. Think of them as anchors for your new teeth. They come in various widths and lengths and are selected based on the job they are being asked to do.

Some terminology confusion exists regarding the word “implant.” To understand this better, let’s first explain some of the components. The components include:

  • “Implant” or “fixture”
  • Abutment
  • “Crown” or “cap”

The “implant” or “fixture” is the anchor that is placed into your jawbone.

The “crown” or “cap” is the tooth that you see when you look inside your mouth.

The abutment is a component that connects your “implant” or “fixture” to your “crown” or “cap.” You do not see the abutment, but it is a very important component of the system.

Implant Post

A dental implant is a screw-like post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to support a dental prosthesis. They are typically made of titanium, a metal that is well accepted by the body, but they can also be crafted from other materials. Dental implants are very light in weight, yet extremely durable. Once implanted, they will fuse with the jawbone during a process called osseointegration.

Dental implants can be placed in one or two stages. A one-stage implant involves surgical implantation with a healing cap (called a healing abutment) being immediately placed. A two-stage implant involves the implant being placed and the incision is closed up. 


The purpose of the abutment is to sit right at the gum line and help support a dental prosthesis. This small connector piece is made of metal. With a two-stage implant, it is attached to an implant after it has fully fused with the jawbone. Sometimes, it is placed immediately after the implants.


The prosthesis is basically just false teeth that feel and function just like natural teeth. The type of prosthesis Dr. Goldberg places depends on how many teeth you are missing and where they are located. A single missing tooth will be replaced by an implant dental crown. Multiple consecutive missing teeth will be replaced by an implant dental bridge.

If you are missing a few teeth on an arch but still have remaining natural teeth, Dr. Goldberg will fill in the gaps with a partial denture that is held in place with several dental implants. For patients missing all of their teeth (either on the top or bottom jaw, or both), he will use the full jaw dental implant solution. Here, Dr. Goldberg may use two to six implants to secure the denture.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Illustrated dental implant being placed in the lower jaw
  • Dental Implant Consultation and Examination – During your first implant appointment, Dr. Goldberg will need to determine if dental implants are a viable option for you. He will examine your entire mouth, review your medical history, and ask questions about your current health.
  • Dr. Goldberg requires that patients have a stable oral foundation that is free of gum disease or decay. To properly support the implants, you must have an adequate amount of jawbone. If not, you may need to undergo a bone graft. A personalized treatment plan will be drafted to meet your unique oral health needs and aesthetic goals if you qualify for dental implants.
  • Dental Implant Placement – Because Dr. Goldberg treats so many patients with so many different circumstances, he has multiple methods available to place implants and will customize each person’s treatment to their specific needs. This could include freehand placement, robotic placement, or static-guided placement. He may also place a temporary restoration depending on the location of your missing teeth and the type of restoration you need.
  • Osseointegration and Abutment Placement – Once the posts are placed, they will begin to fuse with your surrounding bone tissues during a process called osseointegration. This typically takes between three and six months. This is a very important step in the implant process because this is what makes the dental restoration able to function like a natural tooth. After osseointegration, a small connector piece called an abutment will be attached to the implant. Impressions of your teeth will be taken and used to fabricate your custom dental restoration.
  • Dental Restoration Placement – When your new dental restoration is ready, you will return to our dental office in Succasunna, NJ to have it permanently secured. This can be a dental crown if you are missing one tooth or a hybrid denture if you are missing multiple teeth. It will be permanently secured by Dr. Goldberg.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dentist showing a dental implant model to a patient
  • Healthier Smile - Dental implants are better for your oral health in many ways. Instead of just replacing the crown of the tooth, dental implant restorations replace a tooth at the root. An implant will provide the stimulation needed to prevent bone loss in the jaw. An implant restoration is better for your oral health when compared to a dental bridge.
  • No Filing Down of Natural Teeth - A traditional bridge requires adjacent teeth to be ground down to accommodate the bridgework. Essentially, you will need to damage healthy teeth to replace a few teeth. An implant-secured restoration does not require the use of your remaining teeth. They also eliminate the possibility of gum irritation which is often a cause of ill-fitting dentures slipping and rubbing the gums.
  • Improved Speech - Dentures are known to slip around in the mouth leading to slurred speech and mumbling. Dental implants are surgically placed and will fuse with the surrounding jawbone. This creates a stable base to hold the restoration securely in place. With implants, the fear of your restoration slipping or even falling out is eliminated.
  • Ability to Chew Better - Dental implants will allow you to chew your food with greater force when compared to dentures or bridges. Since the implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, they create a stable and durable base for dental restorations. There are little to no food restrictions with implants, while dentures come with a whole list of foods that must be avoided. With teeth implants, you will be able to eat a healthier diet.
  • Better Quality of Life - Overall, dental implants offer a better quality of life. They look, feel and function just like natural teeth. They also eliminate the stress and frustrations that come with wearing dentures and bridges. There is no more worrying about your teeth falling out, slurred speech, diet restrictions, or replacing your restoration due to bone loss.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Dental implants can help patients facing a variety of different tooth loss situations because they can support any number of missing teeth. However, the best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg. This will give you additional insight into what your customized treatment will look like as well as allow you to get answers to any lingering questions you may have about, like how many implants you’ll need.

Illustrated dental crown being placed onto a dental implant

Missing One Tooth

If you’re missing one tooth, we offer implant crowns that are anchored within the mouth by a single dental implant placed into the jawbone. Once it has fused with the bone and an abutment has been attached to the top of it, a custom-crafted dental crown will be secured to it, completing your entire arch.

Illustrated dental bridge being placed onto two dental implants

Missing Multiple Teeth

Instead of having to alter your existing, healthy teeth to anchor a dental bridge within the mouth, we can secure the prosthetic to two dental implants located at either side of the gap in your smile. This method would work to restore two to four consecutive missing teeth. 

Illustrated denture being placed onto six dental implants

Missing All of Your Teeth

Dentures are known for being unstable within the mouth, slipping or shifting when you talk and making it difficult to chew crusty or chewier foods. They can be stabilized and strengthened by being secured to a foundation of between four and eight dental implants. This will eliminate any movement and allow them to look and feel like your natural teeth. 

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Man smiling at dental office receptionist

Many variables go into a patient’s total investment: extractions, grafting, treatment to other teeth, temporary teeth, etc. For accurate estimates, consultations and proper examinations are required.

Dental insurance may cover specific portions of implant procedures. However, insurance plans have “maximums,” which is the limit your policy will pay out within a year. For example, if your plan’s maximum is $1,500, that means your insurance won’t pay more than $1,500 for that year. If your treatment is $12,000, that means your portion is $10,500.

Dental implants can be a significant investment. Some patients require financial assistance, which is why we offer a number of helpful options:

  • “Pay as You Go”: Your treatment will be broken up into “Phases.” We will estimate what you will owe during each Phase. You may have many months between Phases, which makes paying for treatment much more manageable.
  • Home Equity Credit Lines/Loans: If you own your home, you may be able to obtain this type of loan. This is going to be your least expensive option.
  • Healthcare Financing: We work with both CareCredit and Ally Lending. Both companies can provide you with long-term financing options. An in-house savings plan is also available through Illumitrac!

Again, we realize that quality treatments such as dental implants are not cheap. You need to think of implants as an investment: an investment in your health and happiness. Start with a consultation to see what your options and approximate costs might be, and we can help you figure out the financials, too. Call or email us to get the ball rolling!

Our E-Books on Dental Implants

A Consumers Guide to Full Jaw Dental Implant Solutions All on X Morris County Dental Associates

Take a look at the two informative E-books on dental implants by Dr. Goldberg! Please download and read through the material for valuable information on all aspects of implant dentistry. We welcome you to contact our office if you have additional questions. You can also schedule a consultation online. 

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Dental Implant FAQs

Will I need to see a separate specialist for dental implant placement?

Dental implants may be placed by any dentist who holds a license. However, some dentists have more training than others. Dr. Goldberg is considered a dental implant specialist in the state of New Jersey, and his credentials speak for themselves. He is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and Implant Dentistry. You will be hard-pressed to find a better trained dental implantologist in the region.

Affordable dental implants are typically placed by general dentists, oral surgeons, and periodontists. What you should know is both oral surgeons and periodontists are not allowed to restore implants, meaning they cannot put the teeth on top of the implants. Dr. Goldberg performs all phases of implant dentistry: placement, restoration, and even regenerative grafting procedures such as bone grafting, sinus grafting, and gum grafting.

Why do dentist fees for dental implants vary?

When comparing fees, be sure you are comparing apples to apples. Every patient’s needs are as unique as they are, and treatment costs will reflect a range of factors.

Some conditions to evaluate include:

1)         Is a tooth already present where the implant needs to be placed? This will require more work and materials. 

2)         Is there enough bone present, or is grafting required to grow the bone? 

3)         Location in the mouth is very important. An implant in the front of the mouth has a much higher esthetic demand than the back of the mouth. This will affect the cost as well. The more ideal the situation, the lower the cost.

Should I try to keep a damaged or infected tooth?

When a tooth has been diagnosed with a very poor prognosis, it is not always better to hang onto it. Recurring infections can develop which cost time and money, the disease can affect adjacent teeth, and over time, they can cause additional bone loss. Removing infected teeth and placing an implant can eliminate recurring infections, restore health to adjacent teeth, and preserve bone in your jaw.

Should I continue with routine dental care twice a year after receiving implants?

Yes, regular dental care is an important part of maintaining overall health and wellness. Although problems with implants are rare, they require routine observation and maintenance. While uncommon, in some cases, problems typically develop within the first two years. Failure to recognize and correct these problems often lead to implant loss, and worse, loss of adjacent teeth. Expect to return to the dentist three to four times within the first two years for maintenance.

How much do dental implants cost?

Dr. Goldberg always tries to answer a direct question with a direct answer. That’s why we will tell you the placement of a single affordable dental implant costs approximately $2,000. It is critical to note that this is just for the implant post, not for the combination of implant, abutment, and crown/bridge/denture.

There are many variables involved when determining the fee for an implant and its restoration: Are you in need of a standard implant or a mini-implant? How many implants do you need? What is going on top of that implant: a crown, denture, or bridge? Do you require other procedures such as extractions or bone grafting?

As you can see, there are multiple variables that go along with the simple question of “how much does a dental implant cost?” This is why we offer and recommend a free consultation to discuss your particular situation.

When you are comparing costs or receiving consultations, be sure both you and the person you’re having a conversation with are talking about the same thing. If you ask, “how much does an implant cost,” you may then receive an answer to just that: the implant. Not the implant, abutment, and crown.


How much do All-On-4/X implants cost?

The cost of All-On-4 dental implants will vary depending on each patient’s unique situation. The cost of standard All-On-4 dental implants ranges from $20,000 to $27,000 per jaw. Dr. Goldberg understands that managing the cost of dental care is important for patients, so he takes the time to outline all available treatments and their costs during consultations. We offer payment plans and a variety of payment options to help you budget for implants.