Are Dental Implants
Right for Me?

If you have lost teeth or are struggling with severely damaged teeth, you have several restorative treatment options to consider. You may have heard that dental implants are considered ideal, but wonder, “Are dental implants right for me?” Our dentists in Queens have been placing and restoring implants for many years, and can help you make an informed decision that is best for you and your needs.

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Illustration of a dental implant and crownDental implants are widely considered to be the “gold standard,” or the best available solution for tooth loss. But, this does not mean they are right for every patient. To make an informed decision, you must first schedule a consultation with our doctors. Your current need, lifestyle, timeline, and other personal factors must be taken into account, and choosing the right implant dentist is a key consideration.

At Astoria Dental Group, Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel offer many options for restorative dentistry patients, including traditional dentures and dental bridges. Patients can also take advantage of several different types of implants to fit their specific health needs. All of our treatment plans are individually tailored, designed to meet your personal needs and goals. Our doctors are easy to talk to, and provide thorough explanations to help you understand your treatment options.

Balancing Costs and Benefits

Dental implants provide many benefits, and can be life-changing for patients who have struggled with gaps in their smile or a failing appliance. Implant-supported restorations function very similarly to natural teeth, providing superior security and improved your oral health. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks to consider, but the vast majority of patients are extremely happy with their implant restorations. Reports show a success rate of over 95 percent after 20 years.

After performing hundreds of implants procedures over more than 25 years years, Dr. Degel is known for his meticulous work and outstanding patient outcomes.

Dental implants restorations do cost more than a traditional denture or dental bridge, but many patients find this method well worth the additional expense. Implants provide a permanent solution with ongoing health benefits. You will not have to worry about continuous adjustments or having to replace your teeth because of shifting jawlines again. Dental implants provide stimulation to the jaw, so they prevent the bone deterioration that tends to cause continuing problems.

Are You an Implants Candidate?

In order to qualify for dental implants treatment, you must have sufficient oral and overall health. Gum disease and gum recession can limit the success of implants, leading to implant failure. You must also be in good overall health to undergo a surgical procedure. Patients with diabetes or other conditions that can affect their ability to heal may not be able to receive dental implants. In addition, senior patients who are not strong enough to undergo surgery may benefit from traditional restorative solutions. 

A strong jaw bone is also required to support dental implants, which is why our team will always use advanced technology to create detailed, 3-D images of your oral anatomy. If your jaw is shallow or small, you may not be able to accommodate traditional implants. However, you can sometimes supplement your jaw with simple bone grafting procedures, which Dr. Degel also performs. Although the placement process sounds intimidating to some patients, it is a relatively simple, pain-free procedure. After performing hundreds of implants procedures over more than 25 years years, Dr. Degel is known for his meticulous work and outstanding patient outcomes.

Contact Our Practice

Our team can explain all of your restorative options to help you decide if dental implants are the best option for your needs. Please call (718) 278-1123 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Degel and learn more. 

Doctors Carmen Every-Degel and Clifford Degel

Astoria Dental Group

Our doctors are widely recognized for their contributions to the field of dentistry. They are members of various prestigious organizations, including: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry 
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 
  • American Dental Association

If you are ready to transform your smile with Astoria Dental Group, request a consultation online or call us in Queens at (718) 278-1123.


“The office staff, as always were polite, friendly, and professional. The hygenist was professional and did a great job with my cleaning. Thank you very much!” Michael M.

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