From our Family to Yours, we hope and pray that everyone in your life is healthy and feeling well. We are pleased to announce the Full Re-Opening of our practice! As we begin to return to our normal lives, our practice is now open for all dental procedures, not just emergent ones. Throughout this crisis, we have remained open to care for all emergency patients and we look forward to resuming all aspects of dental care. Lack of oral health has been directly linked to more serious health issues and cannot be overlooked. It is important to resume dental cleanings and to address any dental issues that have been put off during this crisis. Our staff is fully prepared to continue to protect our Patients from not only Covid-19 but from all viral exposure as the Infection Control and Anti-viral protocols that we have practiced for 30 years far exceed industry standards. To all our patients that had appointments cancelled due to this health crisis, we will be contacting you to reschedule those appointments. As always you can reach us at 718-876-9100 to schedule an appointment on your own or with any questions you may have. As always, our office and lab continue to welcome all new patients and emergencies if your current dental office is not available We look forward to seeing each of you again soon! All the best, Dr. Mormino, Lauren, Lisa, Anne Marie, Mary, Gladys, Annie & MaryEllen

Strengthen and Enhance Your Smile with Porcelain Crowns By drmori on August 28, 2017

Porcelain crownsDental crowns restore strength to teeth that have been significantly compromised by damage or decay. Additionally, porcelain crowns preserve the aesthetics of the smile and provide protection to aid in the prevention of other dental complications, including infection and tooth loss. There are many benefits of porcelain crowns, which is why Staten Island, NY dentist Joseph T. Mormino relies on them to repair smiles. Patients who would like to find out more about porcelain crowns treatment should contact us at their earliest convenience to set up a consultation.

Porcelain Crown Benefits

Most people are disappointed to learn that a tooth has become compromised and that porcelain crown treatment is necessary to restore the health and function of the smile. It is understandable that patients are reluctant about undergoing restorative dentistry treatment. However, porcelain crown treatment is safe, simple, and effective, making it an excellent treatment option for our patients.

Porcelain crowns offer the following benefits:

  • Versatility: Porcelain crowns are one of the most versatile dental treatments. Whether a tooth has suffered from advanced decay or erosion, has been cracked or fractured from an oral injury, or has severe aesthetic flaws, a porcelain crown is an appropriate treatment option. Porcelain crowns can even address tooth loss if they are anchored by a dental implant.
  • Durability: Porcelain is thought of as a delicate material that can break easily. However, the porcelain compound that is used to fabricate dental crowns is extremely strong and durable. Porcelain crowns can withstand regular wear and tear. With proper care, porcelain crowns can last 15 to 20 years.
  • Protection: Porcelain crowns not only restore a compromised tooth, they also provide it with protection. Porcelain crowns surround all exposed sides of the tooth so they act as a barrier that helps block out harmful bacteria. By protecting the natural tooth roots, porcelain crowns minimize the risk of infection or tooth loss.
  • Attractiveness: When restorative dentistry treatment is needed, many patients worry about what their smile will look like afterwards. Porcelain crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that are customized to the specific needs of each patient. When designing a dental crown, Dr. Mormino takes into account the size, shape, and color of the restoration to ensure it will blend in seamlessly with the natural smile.
  • Convenience of treatment: Porcelain crown treatment is not complicated. Dental crowns are placed using a two-step process. Step one involves cleaning the teeth to remove damaged material and preparing it for dental crown placement. Step two involves bonding the completed porcelain crown to the tooth. While this typically takes place over two dental appointments, we use an in-office lab that allows us to offer our patients the convenience of same-day porcelain crown treatment.
  • Ease of care: Proper care will ensure that porcelain crowns last for many years. Fortunately, it is easy to care for dental crowns. Once in place, porcelain crowns can be brushed and flossed just like the natural teeth. With good at-home oral hygiene habits and a regular schedule of dental exams and cleanings, most patients should have no problem preserving their porcelain crown.

Schedule a Consultation

If a tooth has been damaged by injury or decay, it is important to restore it before further damage develops. In most cases, there is no better treatment option than a porcelain crown. If you’d like to learn more about porcelain crown treatment and how it can restore the health, strength, and beauty of your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph T. Mormino at your earliest convenience.

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Dr. Joseph T. Mormino, DDS

Dr. Mormino is a member of several prestigious organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Second District Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologist 
  • Academy of General Dentistry 

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (718) 876-9100 today!

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