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Dental Crowns

Decayed or damaged teeth can affect the look of your smile and your ability to chew, and lead to even more dental problems.  

The dentists at Astoria Dental Group can restore your teeth using dental crowns we create in-office at our practice in Queens, NY.

Learn how Dr. Clifford Degel, Dr. Carmen Every-Degel, and the rest of our staff can save your smile. 

What are Dental Crowns? 

Dental crowns are a type of restoration that can treat extensive decay and damage while retaining much of your natural tooth. Dental crowns cover the remaining tooth structure to restore its shape and protect the tooth, often following other treatments such as a root canal. Our dentists will shape your tooth to create a tight seal for the crown, resulting in a long-lasting restoration that naturally blends in with your other teeth. 

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How Dental Crowns Can Benefit You 

Dental crowns are a versatile restorative treatment that pairs well with other devices. For example, dental bridges usually depend on crowns to support the bridge on either side. Crowns can also: 

Replace Missing Teeth

Implant-supported crowns can entirely replace missing teeth. These prosthetics are supported by dental implants, the powerhouse of restorative dentistry. Dental implant-supported crowns look natural, feel secure, and offer unparalleled benefits to the jawbone.

Protect Healthy Tissue 

Dental crowns don’t just restore your tooth; they also shield the remaining tissue following a root canal or other damage to the tooth structure. We always try to save damaged teeth, and crowns offer the best protection to help prevent future dental issues. 

Rejuvenate Your Smile

Along with its functional benefits, a dental crown can cover a discolored tooth or reshape a tooth to achieve new levels of splendor. Crowns can become part of a dazzling new smile, boost your confidence, and lead to a great first impression.  

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As nerve wracking as one may think a visit to the dentist will be, I have to say I’ve had a great experience every time with this office. The staff is friendly, welcoming and pleasant. I worked with Cindy who is knowledgeable, thorough and walks me through the entire process with attention to all my questions. Always walk out of a visit on a good note. 

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I will recommend them to anyone. Great, friendly, and highly competent staff. I would highly recommend this place for those who have fear of dental work. State of the art medical equipment; highly modernized. Reasonable pricing. Dr. Deger will work with people on create payment plans. Give ADG a chance. You'll be happy. I know I am.

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Let Us Protect Your Smile

Serving Queens, Long Island, and all of NYC since 1991, Astoria Dental Group can restore your teeth with dental crowns made of top-notch materials like zirconia. Dr. Degel and Dr. Every-Degel use the latest technology to craft strong, natural-looking crowns for the best combination of function and aesthetics. 

Request a consultation with our dentists by contacting us online, or call our office at:

(718) 278-1123

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Your Choice of Crown Materials 

With so many materials available for dental crowns, it can be difficult to know which is best suited to your needs. Your crown must be strong and durable enough to withstand pressure from biting and chewing. Consequently, the material of your crown can greatly impact its long-term success. That’s why Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel are proud to offer zirconia and all-porcelain crowns at their Queens, NY, dental practice.


All-porcelain crowns are an option that’s well-suited for your front row of teeth, offering a lifelike appearance that looks like a natural part of your smile. 

Like porcelain veneers, all-porcelain crowns are translucent, which gives them a natural appearance.


Our practice offers Prettau® zirconia crowns, a composite made of super-strong materials. Along with superior durability, zirconia crowns feature other benefits such as: 

Natural Appearance

Zirconia has a white, translucent appearance like porcelain. A natural-looking zirconia crown can blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. 


Zirconia crowns are biocompatible, meaning they're unlikely to react with the body. For some people this can help reduce the risk of allergic reactions. Others simply prefer using biocompatible materials.


Zirconia doesn’t conduct heat, which means it's more resistant to bacterial growth. As a result, a zirconia crown can help keep your mouth healthy. 

Conservative Treatment

Because zirconia is so strong, zirconia crowns can be thinner than those made of other materials. This allows us to preserve more of your natural tooth.

Why Choose Us? 

See the Results Beforehand 

It can be hard to imagine what your new smile may look like after receiving dental crowns. That’s why we offer SmilePix technology, a system that generates a clear picture of how your smile will look after treatment. SmilePix allows you to make an informed choice between different dental procedures (e.g., dental bridges vs partial dentures) so we can provide the results you want. 

Easing Dental Anxiety 

We understand that despite its many benefits, dental work can sound intimidating. We’re proud to offer some of the latest sedation dentistry techniques to help anxious patients obtain the oral care they need while remaining comfortable. Patients can receive IV sedation under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. We also offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Dental Crown Treatment – What to Expect 

Our dentists may need to treat damaged or decayed areas of the tooth before placing the dental crown. 
We offer sedation to help anxious patients obtain the oral care they need while remaining comfortable.
We offer sedation to help anxious patients obtain the oral care they need while remaining comfortable.


Our dentists will recommend available treatments according to your unique needs, including the choice between zirconia and porcelain crowns. 


We numb your tooth and the surrounding area with local anesthetics before reshaping your tooth to fit the crown.  


Next, we scan your teeth with digital imaging technology to make an impression of your mouth. This accurate 3D model is used to design your custom crown.  


We will supply you with a temporary crown to wear while our in-office lab crafts your permanent crown. This may take approximately 2-3 weeks. 


Once your permanent crown is ready, we’ll remove the temporary crown and check the permanent crown for a good fit. Then we cement your crown in place for a strong, long-lasting seal. 


After treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive to hot or cold temperatures. This sensitivity should go away over time, and we recommend using toothpaste made for sensitive teeth until then. Adjusting to the feel of the crown may take a few days, but afterward, it should feel like a natural extension of your tooth. 

Caring for Your Crown 

Your dentist will give you comprehensive instructions on how to take care of your crown immediately after the procedure. For the most part, dental crowns require little to no extra care than a normal tooth. Patients just need to brush and floss regularly to maintain the crown and prevent other oral health issues like gum disease. That said, bad oral habits like chewing ice, biting your fingernails, or grinding your teeth have a high chance of cracking or chipping a dental crown.  

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The Astoria Dental Group is excellent; have been going here for over 10 years and I am comfortable. That is a difficult thing to say about dentistry.

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I've finally found my new dentist! Professional and caring from the Staff to the dentist herself! I highly recommend! The receptionists were awesome! ❤️

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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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