From our Family to Yours, we hope and pray that everyone in your life is healthy and feeling well. To say we are living in uncertain times is a massive understatement and fear is normal. However, Faith is what fuels us through times of fear and uncertainty. Many of you have reached out to see if our office is open during this crisis. Please rest assured that as Healthcare Providers, treating patients is what we do. The Infection Control and Anti-viral protocols that we have practiced for 30 years to protect our Patients and Staff from viruses stronger than Covid-19 is what the rest of the world is just catching up to now. So the answer is YES we are open for treating emergency patients on an as needed basis and taking care of patient's needs. Our On-Site Laboratory also makes us uniquely qualified to handle emergencies in a timely and efficient way.

Additionally, many dental offices on Staten Island and Brooklyn have simply shut their doors completely during this crisis leaving many patients with emergencies and potential infections in need. The last thing we want is for those patients to resort to emergency rooms when hospitals and staff are already extremely overburdened. Rest assured that we and our On-Site Lab are welcoming new emergency patients in need, to treat you and your family in a timely and safe way.

We are also working on a proprietary method to perform consultations using tele-dentistry and should have a method on-line to help patients with that soon.

Humans are resilient, New Yorkers even more than most!!! We will get through this. We are here to help however we can.

Dr. Joseph T. Mormino and Staff Lauren Lisa Anne Marie Mary Annie Gladys Stephanie

Joseph T. Mormino, DDS

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. 

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