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

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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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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