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Dental Implants

After losing teeth, speaking and chewing become a struggle. Missing teeth can even affect your general health over time.

Dr. Joseph T. Mormino coordinates with specialists to offer dental implants, which are recognized as the best method of tooth replacement.

Tell me more about what implants provided at Dr. Mormino's Staten Island, NY, practice can do…

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An Unparalleled Solution for Missing Teeth

Implants are small titanium posts that are placed in the jaw to act as artificial tooth roots. When they are restored with crowns, bridges, or dentures, they replace your natural teeth from root to crown. Because our dentist works with only the best oral surgeons and personally oversees the crafting of your dental restorations in our advanced on-site dental lab, we can provide you with outstanding results and lifelong benefits:


With proper care, dental implants can last for the rest of your life. However, you must still maintain excellent oral hygiene and attend bi-annual cleanings and exams to preserve the health of your smile.


Tooth loss causes the jawbone to shrink over time. Dental implants prevent jawbone atrophy by stimulating the bone tissue. Implants are the only dental treatment capable of stopping bone atrophy after tooth loss.


Implant-supported dentures will never move out of position, so you can eat and speak properly. Meanwhile, the dentures or other restorations attached to your implants will be made from highly realistic materials in our very own onsite lab, so you can smile with confidence.

Dental Implants: A Landmark in Dentistry

Dentist Joseph Mormino in Staten Island, NY, explains why dental implants are considered second only to natural teeth, and how they have given so many of his dental patients a better quality of life.

"The Best Around"

"Me and my family have been going to Dr. Mormino for years. We have since moved off Staten Island, we still make the trip to him for all of our dental needs. Both him and his staff are the best around." Christopher Macaluso, 5-Star Google Review, 2019

Take the First Step Toward a Restored Smile

If you have been suffering due to missing teeth that make chewing, speaking, and smiling difficult, there has never been a better time than now to take action. Dr. Mormino works with the area's best oral surgeons to coordinate implant dentistry solutions that not only improve the health and function of your smile, but also gives you a renewed sense of confidence.

During your consultation, your dentist will carefully examine your smile and determine if dental implants or another solution is the best way to replace your teeth and improve your quality of life. To book your dental exam with Dr. Mormino in Staten Island, New York, please send us a message online or give us a call:

(718) 876-9100

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Dental Implant Candidacy

Good Overall Health

In general, candidates must be able to safely undergo the minor procedure involved in placing dental implants. Although autoimmune disorders can affect candidacy, many patients with controlled diabetes are able to receive implants and experience decades of benefits. During your dental consultation, we will provide a careful screening to make certain you can undergo treatment with minimal risks.

Healthy Jawbone

Implants require a certain amount of healthy bone tissue for support. Your jawbone tissue will begin to recede after tooth loss. Without prompt treatment, it will eventually become necessary to place a bone graft before you can receive implants. Once your implants are in place, they will provide the stimulation necessary to prevent further bone recession and preserve the integrity of the jaw.

No Smoking

It's no secret that smoking is unhealthy for a number of reasons. However, it can be especially counterintuitive for those who want dental implants because nicotine compromises the body's natural ability to heal. As a result, smokers stand a far greater chance of implant failure. We require that patients stop the habit for a few months prior to receiving implants. Ideally, you should stop for good.

Placing Dental Implants

Once Dr. Mormino has confirmed your candidacy, he will coordinate with one of Staten Island, New York's best oral surgeons to plan your procedure. From beginning to end, replacing your teeth with dental implants requires at least two surgeries:

First Surgery

Once you have received anesthesia and any necessary sedation, your surgeon will create a small incision in the gums. A pilot hole will be created in the bone tissue, and the threaded titanium implant will be inserted. Finally, the gums will be sutured closed. In the meantime, we can provide temporary dentures, crowns, or bridges.

Healing and Fusion

As your jaw heals from surgery, the bone tissue will become permanently fused to the titanium implant. This typically takes four to six months, and Dr. Mormino will schedule follow-up visits to monitor this process. Once he confirms it is complete, he will schedule the second surgery.

Second Surgery

During the second procedure, the gums will be incised in order to access the implant. An abutment device will be attached to the top of the implant, and this will serve as the point of connection with your crown, bridge, or dentures. Once the abutments are in place, the gums will be sutured closed in a way that leaves the abutments exposed above the gumline. It takes about two weeks for the gums to heal.


Once the gums have healed, Dr. Mormino will take impressions of the abutments and any surrounding teeth. These will be used to create your permanent dentures or other restorations, which can be crafted in about two weeks in our onsite lab in Staten Island.


Once your permanent restoration is complete, you will return to our office to have it secured to your implants. By practicing excellent oral hygiene and visiting Dr. Mormino for checkups every six months, you can expect that your implants will last 40 years or longer.

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How Much Do Implants Cost?

The cost of implant dentistry varies based on the number of implants you need, the restorations they will support, your choice of dentist, and other factors. Dental insurance rarely contributes to the cost of implants, but most plans will contribute to the cost of your restorations.

Fortunately, Dr. Mormino offers a number of options to help make this life-changing dentistry procedure affordable. Our friendly staff can help arrange a payment plan through two popular third-party lenders: CareCredit and LendingClub. We also accept all major credit cards. During your dental consultation at our Staten Island office, we can explain these options and help you determine the best way to budget for a restored smile.

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“Dr. Mormino is by far the best dentist I've ever gone to. He is professional, knowledgeable, and understands the industry better than anyone. Having dealt with prior negative experiences he made me feel at home and welcome. He listened to my concerns and is an all around great guy. Would HIGHLY recommend!” Michael Lenner, 5-Star Google Review, 2019

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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