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.
Learn more about what dental implants provided at Dr. Mormino's Staten Island, NY, practice can do to improve your smile and oral health.
An Unparalleled Solution for Missing Teeth
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.
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.
Dental Implants: A Landmark in Dentistry
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Our Staten Island, NY, dental practice is led by Dr. Joseph T. Mormino, and we have been serving the community since 2003. We have a total commitment to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art dental treatment for all of our patients in a warm, comfortable environment. New patients routinely comment that their initial examinations are by far the most thorough and comprehensive that they have ever received, a daily source of pride for us.
Don't live life with tooth loss. Partnering with top surgeons in the area, your dentist can transform your smile with dental implant-supported restorations.
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"There is No Other Dentist I Would Trust More"
I come from Middletown NJ to get all my dental needs from Dr. Mormino and staff. They are wonderful. Best Service, Best Hygienist, Best Doctor, Best Staff. After years at my regular dentist in NJ, all the gum issues they missed, I’m never going back and Will Stick with Dr Mormino for life. And in the next life if possible. Veneers are next KEEP SMILING PEOPLEView on Google
I have been a patient of Dr Mormino's for over 25 years I cannot express what an amazing dentist he is. He takes his time to answer all my many questions and I am never rushed. The office staff is always helpful and very courteous. As someone who has everything from veneers, bridges, implants and crowns I can really appreciate his caring and kind-hearted mannerisms. I have had a lot of intense work done at a young age and there is no other dentist I would trust more.View on Google
An Important Innovation
Tooth Loss Is a Common Problem But It Can Be Treated
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 give 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:
"MY DENTIST IS THE BEST"
"Dr. Mormino is literally the best dentist I’ve ever been to. At first I was skeptical because of how busy they were and I couldn’t get an appointment when I wanted to , but all GOOD things come to those who wait. He walked me through the process , ensured I was comfortable with the process & made me feel at home. I am so grateful i went there . The STAFF IS AMAZING, MY DENTIST IS THE BEST & MY SMILE IS PERFECT !!!!" Kazure Collection, 5-Star Google Review, 2023
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.
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.
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
See How the Dental Implant Treatment Process Works
Dental Anxiety Is No Problem
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is breathed in to help patients relax. It acts fast and wears off quickly once it is turned off.
Oral Conscious Sedation
An anxiety medication is prescribed and taken about 30 to 60 minutes before your appointment. You will need a responsible adult to drive you to and from your appointment.
Not Sure if You Qualify? Let Us Educate You on Your Options
Living with tooth loss can lead to oral health complications like jawbone deterioration. Our office offers comprehensive treatment options like periodontal care to help patients qualify for life-changing dental implants. For patients with significant jawbone atrophy, Dr. Mormino can coordinate care with a trusted oral surgeon for a bone graft or sinus lift.
Don't wait and risk further jawbone deterioration. Request an implant consultation at our Staten Island dental practice by filling out our online form or by calling us today.
"I absolutely LOVE the work he’s done!"
"He is FOR SURE THEE BEST IN THE BUSINESS! I will FOREVER recommend him to friends/family/co-workers and everyone I know. I actually can’t wait to go back to my next appointment. I absolutely LOVE the work he’s done! He has his own way of doing things the best way possible and he really does go above and beyond!" Taylor Sanjurjo, 5-Star Google Review, 2023
Healing After Dental Implant Placement
Take Medication as Directed
To minimize pain and discomfort, your doctor may prescribe prescription pain meds or suggest over-the-counter pain medications. Take them as directed.
Eat a Soft Diet
For the first few days following implant placement, it is best to eat a soft diet. This will reduce irritation to the implant site and allow your gums to heal.
Use Ice Packs
Ice packs will help reduce pain and swelling. Use them on your cheeks for about 30 minutes at a time.
Elevate Your Head
Keep your head propped up and elevated when you sleep. This will reduce swelling and discomfort.
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? It may be 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.
Our Patients Love Our Practice
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I cannot begin to explain the gratitude I have to Annmarie who went above and beyond to make my appointment & make me feel comfortable throughout such a rough time. Then there is, Dr. Mormino, who is outstanding with great bedside manner, knowledge and ability to make it all better! Highly recommended!View on Google
Dr.Mormino is the best! He does not make you feel rushed at all. He takes his time with you and explains everything to you in the best way possible. The staff is very warm and welcoming, they truly are so kind! I highly recommend having Dr. Mormino as your dentist because you will always be in great hands.View on Google
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.
More Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Do dental implants hurt?
You will receive some form of anesthesia during your implant placement to ensure you are completely comfortable during the procedure. However, implant placement is a surgical procedure, so some discomfort while you heal is to be expected. This is usually easily managed at home with over-the-counter medication, pain medication prescribed by your dentist, and ice. It is suggested you eat a soft diet while your jawbone heals. If you experience significant pain, please contact your surgeon or our Staten Island dentistry practice so we can address your discomfort as soon as possible.
Do I really need an implant for a single missing tooth?
Yes. Even a single missing tooth can cause the jawbone to begin to atrophy, which can lead to further tooth loss, a need for bone grafting, and more. By replacing your missing tooth with an implant-supported crown, you can invest in your oral health and prevent more costly dental work in the future.
I suffer from jawbone atrophy. How can I qualify for implants?
Implants require a strong foundation. If you suffer from significant atrophy, you may require bone grafting surgery before you can qualify for dental implants. While this isn't something we perform at our Staten Island, NY, dentistry practice, we work and coordinate with dental surgeons in the local area to ensure you receive the care you need.
I'm allergic or sensitive to metals. Is there an alternative to titanium implants?
Yes. While most implants are made of titanium, some surgeons and dentists can provide ceramic implants as an alternative. It is important that you discuss your allergies and sensitivities with both your dentist and surgeon during your consultations.
I have an implant-supported restoration that needs to be replaced. Can you help?
Yes. We restore and replace old and worn restorations. Our Staten Island, New York, dental office has an on-site laboratory, meaning you can enjoy a restored smile sooner. Dr. Mormino can also provide a temporary restoration if you cannot have one placed immediately.
"THE BEST!! Dr. Mormino took the time to explain to me about what was going on with my teeth - he was very patience, gentle and informative - I highly recommend him as a dentist - and his staff was awesome."
Rich Payne, 5-Star Google Review, 2022