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Mountainside Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We know that you have questions when it comes to your health care, and your teeth are no exception! We want to help you make the right decisions for your smile, and we're always happy to answer the questions you have that will help you do so.

Here are some common questions we hear from patients, but you can also feel free to contact our dental office in Mountainside at (908) 232-6900 if you don't find the answers you need here.


New patients are always welcome at Mountainside Family Dental!

We make it simple and convenient to get your dentistry done in one place, and as a new patient, you'll start with a comprehensive examination, x-rays, and teeth cleaning. Our dentists in Mountainside will discuss any necessary treatment with you and review your options so you can select the procedure that best fits your needs.

We work with most types of dental insurance, and we also offer an in-house payment plan to make it easy for you to fit the dentistry you need into your budget.

New patients who don't have dental insurance can receive a complimentary examination and x-rays with their first teeth cleaning. Be sure to ask about our special.

We offer a wide range of dental services at Mountainside Family Dental. So whether you'd like to enhance your smile, you have teeth in need of repair, or it's just time for your routine cleaning and checkup, we're here to help you. Our dentists are also available for emergency dental care for patients near Mountainside. 

Contact Our Mountainside Dentist Office to Schedule!

We listen to your goals and desires for your smile so we can recommend and provide the type of dental care you want. Our patient-centered dental practice has been well established in Union County since 1991.

You can reach your dentists in Mountainside, NJ at (908) 232-6900 to schedule your next appointment.

The good news is that many dental insurance companies cover most if not all of the cost of preventive teeth cleanings, examinations, and x-rays. This means that there is very little or even no out-of-pocket expense for you. Our friendly and knowledgeable team can review your dental insurance benefits ahead of time and let you know what to expect to pay at your first visit - if anything.

If you don't have dental insurance, we have an in-house payment plan to help defray your treatment cost and make it easier to fit comfortably fit into your budget. We also offer a special for new patients without dental insurance that gives you a free examination and x-rays.

When you visit our dental office in Mountainside, our dentists will review any treatment recommendations with you, including the cost, so you can decide which procedures are best for your budget and lifestyle. We always review the cost of treatment ahead of time with our patients, so there are no financial surprises for you.

Contact Mountainside Family Dental Today!

If you have additional questions about treatment recommended for you or how much you'll be paying out-of-pocket, our friendly staff members are here to help you. Call Mountainside Family Dental at (908) 232-6900 for more information.

You can rest assured that you have many options, and we're here to help! At Mountainside Family Dental, our dentists and staff want to make excellent dental care available, accessible, and affordable for everyone. The first thing you'll notice is that our prices are very competitive with other dentists in the area.

Next, after you have an examination, we’ll provide a detailed written estimate of the cost of your treatment plan, so you know what to expect. We hate financial surprises as much as you do, so we'll never move forward with any treatment before you understand your out-of-pocket costs.

Our office accepts a variety of third-party financing options for your convenience, such as Lending Club. Our helpful staff members can guide you through signing up for third-party financing if monthly payments are of interest to you. 

We also have an in-house membership plan, which provides patients with discounts for procedures they require and allows them peace of mind with multiple cleanings and examinations included in the low yearly membership fee. If you have a dental emergency in Mountainside, emergency examinations are also included in the membership plan.

Affordable Dental Care in Mountainside, NJ

Contact our dental office at (908) 232-6900 for more information about payment options and to schedule your next appointment

Mountainside Family Dental is located at 1132 Springfield Ave, right by Echo Lake Country Club. Patients driving from Union, NJ can take US-22 W. Take the County Rte 577 S exit toward Westfield. Then, follow County Rte 577/S Springfield Ave to our dentist office. 

At Mountainside Family Dental, we are happy to work with several dental insurance companies to help provide high-quality dentistry for our patients. These are including but not limited to:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Benecare
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Health SunLife
  • Fidelio
  • Guardian
  • Horizon (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Tri-Care Active Duty
  • United Concordia
  • United HealthCare

We don't accept Medicaid or Medicare or participate with DHMO or HMO plans; however, if you don't see your insurance company listed here, it doesn't mean that we don't work with them. Give us a call at (908) 232-6900, and our team will help you navigate your dental insurance benefits. 

For patients who don't have dental insurance, we offer an in-house payment plan to make it easy and affordable to get the dental care you need. And new patients without dental insurance can take advantage of our special, including a free examination and x-rays when you pay for a teeth cleaning.

Experienced Dentists in Mountainside, NJ

Dr. Robert Kudla, Sr. has been a trusted dentist in Mountainside, NJ since 1991, and now his son Dr. Robert Kudla, Jr., is excited to join the team. We value the relationships we build with our patients, and we look forward to meeting you and helping you meet your goals for your smile! Contact our dentist office today to schedule your next appointment

Dental Implants

Missing teeth can dramatically impact your life quality. Speaking, laughing, and enjoying your meals can be challenging. Missing teeth can also compromise your future oral health.

We offer all tooth replacement options, but dental implants in Mountainside, NJ are the most natural choice. They look, feel, and function most like the teeth you were born with. This is because they replace the entire tooth anatomy—root to crown.

Patient during consultation with implant dentist in Mountainside NJGetting Dental Implants at Mountainside Family Dental

The first part of the implant journey begins with a thorough and friendly conversation at Mountainside Family Dental. Your implant dentist in Mountainside provides an exam to make sure implants will work for you and talks to you about your goals and expectations. If you decide on dental implants, we schedule your oral surgery.

On the day of your procedure, your dentist numbs the gum area at the implant site and gently places your implant post. Across several months the implant post integrates with your jawbone just like a natural tooth root. Then you are ready for your dental crown.

We can also implant four to six implant posts and attach a denture if you have total tooth loss.

Schedule A Consultation with Our Mountainside Dentist!

Reach out to a helpful team member today at (908) 232-6900 to schedule your consultation with a top implant dentist in Mountainside.

General Dentistry

X-rays are a dentist's most important diagnostic tool. Often, problems start inside your teeth or beneath the gum line. By the time the problem is visible to the naked eye, it can be painful and more difficult to treat. Using x-rays taken regularly, we can catch problems early and treat them quickly and comfortably.


This popular question is also one of the most difficult to answer! There is no set amount of time to move through the Invisalign treatment, as everyone has a unique smile that will take a personalized amount of time to change. 

Patient holding up tray of Invisalign aligners in Mountainside NJOn average, patients usually spend between one and two years in Invisalign clear braces. However, depending on how complex the case is, a patient can spend less than one full year or even more than two years in treatment. 

When you wear Invisalign trays, you will typically wear each for about 2-3 weeks before moving on to the next set. When you consider how many different variables influence the number of Invisalign trays you might wear, it’s easy to see how the treatment length can vary so significantly. 

We always tell our patients in Union County to expect a minimum of one year in Invisalign to keep their expectations realistic. Many patients average around the 18-month mark with their Invisalign, but that number is only meant to be a general guide.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Invisalign Dentist in Mountainside!

To learn more about how Invisalign might work with your smile and how long you can expect to spend in treatment, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our Invisalign dentist in Mountainside, NJ. Give our office a call at (908) 232-6900 today!

Periodontal Treatment

Because science has linked gum disease with many chronic, non-dental health concerns, there has never been a more critical time to focus on your oral health care. Studies have shown us that the bacteria causing the inflammation that contributes to gum disease are the same as the bacteria causing these health concerns:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Complications during pregnancy, including low birth weight
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Dementia

Since bacteria travel through the bloodstream, having gum disease can worsen these other systemic conditions and vice versa.

The best way to protect yourself from a gum infection is to commit to an excellent home care routine of daily brushing and flossing and regular checkups and teeth cleanings with your Mountainside dentist every six months.

Your dentist can detect gum disease in its early stages (gingivitis), which allows you to successfully manage it and even reverse it in some cases. If you're dealing with advanced gum disease (periodontitis), your dentist can provide the deep cleanings and guidance you'll need to keep your gum disease under control.

If you notice that your gums appear red, swollen, irritated, or bleed when you brush and floss, please schedule a teeth cleaning and checkup with your Mountainside dentist as these are all signs of gingivitis.

Emergency Dental Care

A dental emergency isn’t always easy to define. While some oral health changes can wait a few days, others demand immediate attention from an emergency dentist in Mountainside, NJ. If you’re unsure whether your situation is a dental emergency, always reach out to a member of our staff at (908) 232-6900 for a phone assessment and further instructions.

Emergency Dental Care in Mountainside

Man smiling in treatment chair after emergency dental care in 07092We define a dental emergency as anything that threatens your oral health or causes you pain:

  • Toothache
  • Gum swelling
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Lost tooth or restoration
  • Oral injury

Depending on the nature of your emergency, a member of our team can instruct you until your appointment. If you knock a tooth out, for example, we typically prompt you to store it in milk or saliva until your appointment. Sometimes your dentist can reattach it. If you have swelling, we may recommend ice or over-the-counter pain relievers until we see you.

Of course, we want you to go to the emergency room if you’ve suffered impact trauma immediately. You can call our dental office after you’ve been declared safe.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist at Mountainside Family Dental!

The goals of your emergency dental visit are to restore your oral health and rid you of pain. If you think you might have a dental emergency, contact our dentist office immediately at (908) 232-6900.

Tooth Extraction

Man smiling in chair at dentist in Mountainside NJWith a gentle dentist and the right amount of numbing agent or anesthetic, you should never experience a painful tooth extraction! 

Gentle Dental Extractions

When you have a dental extraction in Mountainside, NJ, you shouldn’t be feeling pain or be overly uncomfortableーinstead, you should only experience a sensation of pressure and movement as your dentist works in your mouth. 

If you ever begin to feel pain or become extremely agitated while having a tooth extracted, you need to let your dentist and hygienist know right away. They will increase the numbing dosage and make you more comfortable. Depending on the type of procedure, such as wisdom tooth removal, you may not even be awake for your treatment! 

Recovering from Your Tooth Extraction

After you have a tooth extracted, it’s normal for the area to be swollen, tender, and sensitive for the days and even weeks following surgery. The first few days after tooth removal are when your mouth is the most sensitive, so it’s best to stick to a liquid diet and slowly transition to soft foods as you feel ready. 

Your Mountainside dentist can help you manage any discomfort you feel after your procedure with pain medications or recommendations for at-home post-op care. After the first week, you should feel significantly better, and your mouth will be well on its way to healing! 

Contact Mountainside Family Dental Today!

If you are experiencing bad tooth pain, or if it's been a while since your last dental exam, we welcome you to contact our dentist office in Mountainside! Call (908) 232-6900 to schedule your next visit to Mountainside Family Dental

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