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Dental Implants

When you are missing teeth, speaking and chewing can become a struggle. Missing teeth can even affect your general health over time.

Joseph T. Mormino, DDS, coordinates with local oral surgeons to offer dental implants, recognized as the best method of tooth replacement.

Tell me more about what dental implants provided at Dr. Mormino's Staten Island, NY, practice can do to improve my smile and oral health...

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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 Staten Island dentist works with only the best oral surgeons and personally oversees the crafting of your dentures, crowns, or bridges in our advanced on-site dental lab, we can provide you with outstanding results and lifelong benefits:

Durability

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.

Protection

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

Stability 

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 Staten Island practice's very own onsite lab, so you can smile with confidence.

More Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Healthier Facial Appearance
  • When you are missing teeth, your face can appear sunken, which may give you an aged and unhealthy appearance. Once teeth restorations are attached to your implants, they will fill out your cheeks, restoring a more youthful look.
  • Improved Speech
  • Our teeth allow us to pronounce certain sounds. When teeth go missing, the way we talk is compromised, which can cause garbled, difficult-to-understand speech. Implant-supported restorations can reverse this problem.
  • Better Diet
  • You might be avoiding healthy, crunchy foods like fruits and nuts because chewing with missing teeth can be painful or difficult. Implants and supported restorations allow you to eat a varied, healthy diet without pain.
  • Easy Maintenance
  • To care for a dental implant, you can just brush and floss your implant-supported restorations like the rest of your natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures, you don't have to take them out and soak them in a cleansing solution every night. You also do not need messy adhesives to keep your implant-supported dentures from falling out.

Dental Implants: A Landmark in Dentistry

Dental implants restore strength and stability to your bite after tooth loss. These small, titanium posts hold your dental crown, bridge, or denture securely in place so you can eat and speak with confidence. At his Staten Island, NY, office, Dr. Joseph Mormino will design a surgical plan to place your dental implants and create beautiful implant-supported restorations at his on-site laboratory.

"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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Tooth Loss Is a Common Problem But It Can Be Treated

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 gum line. It takes about two weeks for the gums to heal.

Impressions

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.

Restoration

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.

Offering the Convenience of Same-Day Crowns

Once you are completely healed from your dental implant procedure, Dr. Mormino may be able to provide you with a same-day restoration created in our in-house laboratory during a single appointment. Only two percent of dental practices in the United States have this state-of-the art capability, and ours is the only practice in Staten Island, NY, to offer it.


Using advanced digital scanning technology, a precise impression of your smile will be made. Then our on-site dental artisans will craft your crown while you relax in comfort. This high-quality restoration will be color-matched to your natural teeth so it will blend in seamlessly after Dr. Mormino attaches it to your titanium implant. 


Same-day crown benefits include not needing another appointment to replace a missing tooth, no outside lab costs, and if needed, emergency replacement of your implant-supported crown at very little inconvenience to you.

Ready to Smile with Confidence? Contact Dr. Mormino to Restore Your Smile with Implants

Do you cover your mouth every time you smile or laugh due to the visible gaps caused by missing teeth? Or are your missing teeth causing you pain when you chew or making it difficult to pronounce words clearly? Then maybe it is time to consider restoring your smile with dental implants and implant-supported restorations.

Let's sit down and talk about restoring your smile and improving your oral health functions. Contact Joseph T. Mormino, DDS, today for a no-pressure consultation about how dental implants can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Our online contact form is easy to use, or you can just give us a call anytime.

Dr. Mormino looks forward to discussing your smile goals.
Dr. Mormino looks forward to discussing your smile goals.

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When I needed extensive dental work, Dr. Mormino had exactly what I was looking for. He's experienced, friendly, and very professional. His office staff has always been very helpful and accommodating in times of need. Dr. Mormino's office is equipped with the latest dental technology, including an onsite dental lab, which makes his dental office so unique. Any adjustments can be made right on site for you. Quality dental care, I love that!!

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Denise Virga

2021

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I have always had very anxious feelings about any dental procedure, until I became a patient of Dr. Mormino. I have been his patient for many years and have found him to treat all his patients with respect, care, kindness and a sincere desire to provide the best possible treatment. The staff is equally pleasant and welcoming. I consider myself very fortunate to have found such a talented dentist who I highly recommend!

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See How the Dental Implant Treatment Process Works

An implant, abutment, and dental crown can be used to replace a single lost tooth...

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
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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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