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

Porcelain Veneers Improve the Size and Shape of Small Teeth

By drmori on October 09, 2018

Porcelain veneers treatmentThere are a number of imperfections that can compromise the overall appearance of the smile, including chips, cracks, fractures, and discoloration. The size of the teeth can also have an impact on the way the smile looks and functions.

Small teeth tend to throw of the proportions of the mouth and the balance of facial features. If teeth are small in comparison to adjacent teeth, they can also cause problems with a patient’s bite. The best way to address small teeth is with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that sit over the front of the natural teeth to completely makeover the smile.

Porcelain veneers for small teeth allow our Staten Island, NY patients to enjoy the attractive smile they’ve always wanted.

Potential Problems of Small Teeth

Porcelain veneers are considered a cosmetic dentistry treatment. When some teeth are smaller than surrounding teeth, or when all of the teeth appear small, the smile can look unbalanced and disproportionate.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers treatment is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure because of the numerous benefits they provide. Porcelain veneers conceal blemishes such as discoloration, tooth stains, chips, cracks, fractures, and minor misalignment problems, all while maintaining the natural appearance of the smile.

Specifically in regards to small teeth, porcelain veneers can provide patients with the following benefits:

  • Porcelain veneers improve the symmetry of the smile
  • Porcelain veneers enhance the structure of the mouth to balance out facial features

The Treatment Process

Most patients are happy to learn that porcelain veneers are able to improve the proportions of the smile in just two dental appointments.

During a patient’s initial dental visit, Dr. Mormino will design a set of veneers that best meets the specific cosmetic concerns of each patient. He will then create a wax-up to show patients just what they can expect their smile to look like when porcelain veneers treatment is complete.

Although it will take a couple of weeks to fabricate the veneers, Dr. Mormino will prepare the teeth at this first dental appointment. Porcelain veneers preparation involves removing a small layer of tooth enamel from the facial surface of the teeth. The amount of enamel that is removed is minimal, creating just enough space for the veneers to sit flush with the natural teeth.

At the end of the first appointment, temporary veneers will be placed to protect the teeth until the permanent veneers are complete.

When the veneers are finished (usually within a couple of weeks), the temporary veneers will be removed, and the permanent veneers will be bonded to the patient’s teeth.

Contact Us

If cosmetic imperfections are keeping you from fully enjoying your smile, you may be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers. To learn more about this cosmetic treatment, contact us at your earliest convenience. Call (718) 218-3689 to set up a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph T. Mormino.

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