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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.

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

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, New York, 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:


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 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

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.

Dedicated to High-Quality Patient Care in the Staten Island Area Request your initial consultation today.

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.

Call or contact us to request your initial consultation today.

(718) 876-9100


"​There is No Other Dentist I Would Trust More"


Rob Tarzia

Staten Island--NY


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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 PEOPLE

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Victoria Fundaro

Staten Island--NY


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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.

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An Important Innovation

Dr. Mormino considers implant dentistry one of the most important innovations in the field. In many cases, he can provide an implant-supported restoration in a day. If you are not a candidate for an immediate solution, Dr. Mormino can provide a temporary restoration to complete your smile while your implants integrate with your jaw.

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:

(718) 876-9100

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"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

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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

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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

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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.


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.

See How the Dental Implant Treatment Process Works

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

Dental Anxiety Is No Problem

If you suffer from dental anxiety or phobia, it can cause you to put off much-needed dental treatment. Our Staten Island practice offers sedation options so you can comfortably receive the care you need. Our sedation options include:

Nitrous Oxide

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. 

(718) 876-9100

"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

Following your dental implant placement, our dental team will provide you with all the information you need to make healing as easy as possible. Here are a few tips to keep in mind after your procedure. 

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

If you experience any troubling symptoms such as excessive bleeding or swelling or pain that is not easily managed, please call our Staten Island dental practice so we can address your issues as soon as possible. 

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.

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

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Staten Island--NY


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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!

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Rosie Dap

Staten Island--NY


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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.

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How Much Do Implants Cost?

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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. 

Have more questions about dental implants? Message us! We are happy to help.
"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."
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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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