From our Family to Yours, we hope and pray that everyone in your life is healthy and feeling well. To say we are living in uncertain times is a massive understatement and fear is normal. However, Faith is what fuels us through times of fear and uncertainty. Many of you have reached out to see if our office is open during this crisis. Please rest assured that as Healthcare Providers, treating patients is what we do. The Infection Control and Anti-viral protocols that we have practiced for 30 years to protect our Patients and Staff from viruses stronger than Covid-19 is what the rest of the world is just catching up to now. So the answer is YES we are open for treating emergency patients on an as needed basis and taking care of patient's needs. Our On-Site Laboratory also makes us uniquely qualified to handle emergencies in a timely and efficient way.

Additionally, many dental offices on Staten Island and Brooklyn have simply shut their doors completely during this crisis leaving many patients with emergencies and potential infections in need. The last thing we want is for those patients to resort to emergency rooms when hospitals and staff are already extremely overburdened. Rest assured that we and our On-Site Lab are welcoming new emergency patients in need, to treat you and your family in a timely and safe way.

We are also working on a proprietary method to perform consultations using tele-dentistry and should have a method on-line to help patients with that soon.

Humans are resilient, New Yorkers even more than most!!! We will get through this. We are here to help however we can.

Dr. Joseph T. Mormino and Staff Lauren Lisa Anne Marie Mary Annie Gladys Stephanie

Joseph T. Mormino, DDS

Cosmetic and Restorative Treatments for Chipped Teeth

By drmori on March 28, 2017

Treatment for Chipped TeethIn most cases, a chipped tooth is a minor cosmetic concern and poses little risk to your oral health. In other cases, a chipped tooth may cause pain and even internal damage. If you chip a tooth, it’s best to have it looked at by Dr. Joseph T. Mormino at our Staten Island, NY office. He offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments for chipped teeth to give you a healthy and beautiful smile once more.

Depending on the extent of damage, you may need a simple cosmetic procedure, or you may need restorative treatment. Dr. Mormino will thoroughly examine your tooth to determine which treatment option is best for your oral health.

Cosmetic Treatments

Dr. Mormino offers dental bonding and porcelain veneers, both of which can conceal a chipped tooth and restore functionality. Although these treatments achieve similar results, the procedures and materials are different.

  • Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain is a strong, durable, lifelike material that can conceal and protect a chipped tooth. The veneer resembles a thin shell, which Dr. Mormino cements to the front of the chipped tooth. Porcelain veneers are a two-appointment process. In the first appointment, Dr. Mormino removes a small amount of your tooth’s enamel and then takes impressions. A couple weeks later, after a lab has created your custom veneer, you will return and he will cement it in place.
  • Dental Bonding: Unlike porcelain veneers, Dr. Mormino can complete the dental bonding process in a single appointment. This process uses composite resin, another tooth-colored material, to restore the shape and size of a chipped tooth. Dr. Mormino simply applies the composite in layers, and then uses a UV light to harden the material.

Restorative Treatments

In cases in which a chipped tooth causes more serious structural or internal damage, a patient may need root canal therapy and a dental crown. These treatments will protect the tooth from further damage while maintaining aesthetics.

  • Root Canal Therapy: If the chipped tooth has resulted in damage to the pulp, or inner tissues, of the tooth, root canal therapy may be needed. With this treatment, Dr. Mormino will remove the damaged pulp to prevent infection and the need for extraction. The root canals are then disinfected and sealed. In most cases, a dental crown is placed to protect the tooth.
  • Dental Crown: In some cases, a chipped tooth is too severe for a veneer or bonding to be adequate. A dental crown will cover and protect the tooth from further damage while also restoring the tooth’s functionality. Dr. Mormino offers porcelain dental crowns so patients can maintain a beautiful smile, and in many cases, he can create and place the crown in a single appointment.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Even if you aren’t experiencing any pain, you should seek treatment for a chipped tooth. The weakened structure could put you at risk for future, more serious damage if left untreated. Contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation.

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