From our Family to Yours, we hope and pray that everyone in your life is healthy and feeling well. We are pleased to announce the Full Re-Opening of our practice! As we begin to return to our normal lives, our practice is now open for all dental procedures, not just emergent ones. Throughout this crisis, we have remained open to care for all emergency patients and we look forward to resuming all aspects of dental care. Lack of oral health has been directly linked to more serious health issues and cannot be overlooked. It is important to resume dental cleanings and to address any dental issues that have been put off during this crisis. Our staff is fully prepared to continue to protect our Patients from not only Covid-19 but from all viral exposure as the Infection Control and Anti-viral protocols that we have practiced for 30 years far exceed industry standards. To all our patients that had appointments cancelled due to this health crisis, we will be contacting you to reschedule those appointments. As always you can reach us at 718-876-9100 to schedule an appointment on your own or with any questions you may have. As always, our office and lab continue to welcome all new patients and emergencies if your current dental office is not available We look forward to seeing each of you again soon! All the best, Dr. Mormino, Lauren, Lisa, Anne Marie, Mary, Gladys, Annie & MaryEllen

Restore Minor Cavities with Natural-Looking Composite Dental Fillings

For patients with minor tooth decay, Dr. Joseph Mormino provides realistic, conservative dental fillings at his Staten Island, NY, practice. Made of composite resin, these restorations are designed to blend in with your natural teeth while restoring lost function. Patients can receive their filling in a single appointment and immediately return to their daily routine. The doctor and his team are dedicated to providing a spa-like, stress-free environment so that you remain comfortable throughout your visit to the office.

A tooth with a composite resin filling
Composite resin fillings blend in almost seamlessly with the color of your natural tooth.

How Do I know if i Need a Dental Filling?

Fillings are one of the most conservative options available for treating cavities.Because fillings are best suited to repairing small spots of decay, they are on the opposite end of the restorative spectrum from dental crowns. After removing the decayed enamel, Dr. Mormino can apply a malleable, tooth-colored composite to restore the tooth to its natural shape. If necessary, the doctor can also place a new composite replacement for old or damaged fillings, as well as fillings that have begun to show through the tooth.

WHY We USE COMPOSITE FILLINGS

Composite or white-colored dental fillings offer a number of advantages over traditional metal restorations, including:

  • Natural-looking results: Where metal fillings are immediately evident against the teeth and eventually cause extrinsic staining, composite fillings blend in seamlessly with the shape and shade of your tooth.
  • Stronger bonds: Composite typically holds onto the tooth better than metal can. Consequently, the fillings are often stronger and less prone to damage.
  • Preservation of natural tooth structure: Because composite resin binds to enamel more tightly than metal, Dr. Mormino does not need to remove as much of the tooth to place the restoration.
  • No sensitivity to temperature changes: Metal fillings expand and contract in response to changes in temperature, which can significantly weaken your tooth. Because composite resin contain no metal, patients can avoid this problem all together.

Overall, composite fillings offer patients both a more cosmetic and functional solution to cavities than traditional metal options.

The Placement Process 

Before placing a filling, Dr. Mormino will numb your tooth with local anesthetic to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during your appointment. For patients who are nervous in the dentist's chair, we can provide nitrous oxide to help you relax, as well. Once you are fully prepared, the doctor can clean out the decayed enamel to remove bacteria and diseased tissue. Through this process, he will typically make minor adjustments to the treatment area so that filling can bond as tightly as possible with your tooth.

Composite dental fillings offer patients an aesthetic and longer-lasting solution to minor tooth decay.

Before placing the restoration, Dr. Mormino will carefully choose a shade of composite resin that most closely matches your teeth. The filling is typically applied in layers: as each is filled in, he will shine a curing light to harden the material before moving on to the next. Once the cavity is completely filled in and any excess composite trimmed off, the doctor can clean and polish the tooth.

Restore Your Smile with a Natural-Looking Solution

Composite dental fillings offer patients an aesthetic and longer-lasting solution to minor tooth decay. Reach out online or call us at (713) 714-3555 to schedule an exam with Dr. Mormino. 

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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