What separates us from the rest? Our On-Site Dental Laboratory makes us a very unique office with many options for a patient in need. We are able to do procedures same day or next day, when it would take minimum of weeks and weeks when sent out to an off- site lab. Dr. Mormino is also able to make any chair side adjustments or repairs immediately or overnight. Less than 2% of Dental practices in the United States have their own Dental Laboratory on site. We are the only Staten Island Practice that affords this resource to its patients.
Dr. Mormino and our lab technicians work side by side at each step of every restoration, which is critical to our highly personalized patient care.
Our technicians are able to offer their input and expertise chair-side as “smile design” decisions, such as color matching, tooth shapes and tooth positions, which affect the appearance of the lips and the face, are made between the doctor, the patient and the technician.
Dr. Mormino is able to oversee the design, choice of materials and fabrication at every step of every restoration made in our lab, helping to assure the creation of exactly was envisioned.
Most dental practices frequently send the final restorations back to an off-site lab for minor adjustments, which requires additional patient visits. Dr. Mormino is able to do most chair side while you wait.
In an emergency, our onsite lab is right there to perform repairs of broken dentures, bridges and crowns. In most cases, repairs can be done quickly and at minimal cost. Repairs at outside labs require additional visits, often at significant cost to the patient.
Our laboratory technicians have had special training in a system of digital photography and computer-aided esthetic shade matching for better, more natural appearing tooth restorations.