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Bone Grafting

The unsung hero of a beautiful smile is hidden beneath the surface: A strong jawbone. 

Unfortunately, tooth loss causes your jaw to weaken and shrink, affecting your appearance and limiting your restoration choices.

Let Astoria Dental Group in Queens, NY, one of New York’s most advanced dental offices, rebuild your smile starting with bone grafts.

What Is Bone Grafting?

A dental bone graft is an oral surgery procedure in which a graft is placed to add volume and density to areas of your jaw where there is bone loss. Unfortunately, bone loss always follows the loss of a tooth. The graft, which can come from your own body or a tissue bank, acts as a scaffold that allows your own bone tissue to grow and regenerate, filling the gap in your jawbone.
A bone graft is often used to help preserve bone tissue after a tooth has been extracted. It also allows for quicker healing.

Who Needs a Bone Graft? 

Many patients seek bone grafts to qualify for dental implants, which are used to securely support restorations that replace missing teeth. But there are other reasons you may need bone grafting.

Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel at Astoria Dental Group in Queens, NY, often recommend bone graft surgery at the same time a tooth is removed. This step, which is easy to do after removing the tooth, encourages the tooth socket to heal faster and keeps bone in the area more stable.

Being proactive helps prevent bone deterioration from destabilizing your other teeth. You'll also be ready to go ahead with an implant at a later date. Bone grafting may also be recommended to help your jaw support a traditional denture or to repair areas of bone loss due to gum disease.

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Eric Luciano


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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. Highly recommend it.

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Paul Loftus


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What can I say ! The staff were amazing and very professional and doctor Degel was did an outstanding job on my implants and everything else , I have a slight fear of dentist but the doctor kept me at ease and did an amazing job with little or no pain . The implants have changed my life

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Lay the Foundation for a Beautiful Smile

Drs. Degel and Every-Degel at Astoria Dental Group have been providing Queens, Long Island, and the greater New York area with advanced dental care since 1991. 

When you are checking off all your must-haves in a dental practice, Astoria meets all the criteria: 

  • State-of-the-Art
  • Professional 
  • Confident
  • Experienced
  • Friendly

During an appointment, we can use digital X-rays to determine the extent of your bone loss and plan treatment. We make a point of keeping you fully informed so you can confidently determine if bone graft surgery will help you achieve your goals. You can request an appointment online or call for more information: 

(718) 278-1123

Why Choose Our Queens, NY, Practice? 

30+ Years of Experience

Dr. Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens, NY, and has been providing comprehensive dental care to patients throughout Long Island and New York for more than 30 years. He takes advantage of advanced technology for better diagnoses, comfortable treatments, and outstanding results.

Comprehensive Care

Patients seeking bone grafts to prepare for dental implants can take advantage of Dr. Degel's extensive implant training, which has benefited many patients of Astoria Dental Group serving NYC. He has performed hundreds of implant procedures and is known for his meticulous work.

Flexible Financing

Astoria Dental Group strives to make dental care affordable for as many people as possible. If you lack insurance or have large deductibles, we offer flexible financing options, such as through CareCredit®, Proceed Financing®, and Alphaeon®. 

A Patient-Focused Practice

Astoria Dental Group goes out of its way to make dental care as soothing as possible with aromatherapy and massage chairs. You can relax watching TV and movies in our waiting room or enjoy TV and music with iPods in treatment rooms. If oral surgery makes you anxious, we offer sedation.

Bone Grafts a First Step to Rebuilding Your Smile

Bone grafting process
Bone grafts give patients suffering from bone loss a second chance at a beautiful, functional smile. By rebuilding the jaw with a graft, Dr. Degel creates the solid foundation needed to support implants. 

What Are Bone Grafts Made From?

The grafting material itself can be made out of either bone tissue or a synthetic bone-like material. Grafts come in either a particulate form, which looks like sand, or a block. Our dentists will determine which type of bone graft is appropriate for your procedure. Once in place, the graft acts as a scaffold for your own bone tissue to develop on. Over time, the donor graft is replaced with your own natural bone. The main sources of graft material include:

  • Human Bone
    Human bone can come from your own body or from donor tissue that has been sterilized. 
  • Animal Bone
    Animal bone is another source of graft material. Like other bone, it is sterilized before use.
  • Synthetic Material
    Synthetic materials that replicate natural bone can also be used for grafting.

Planning on Dental Implants?

It takes several months for the grafted material to result in new bone that can support implants. Therefore, Dr. Degel typically waits six to 12 months to place dental implants after the bone grafting procedure. After your procedure, our dentists will monitor your healing and keep you updated on when to schedule your dental implant surgery.

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Mark Saltzman


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A co-worker recommended Astoria Dental Group to me a few years ago and I'm so glad she did. They have been nothing but fabulous since my first appointment and I actually enjoy going to the dentist for the first time ever. Dr. Carmen Degel is wonderful and the staff are very friendly and engaging. I highly recommend Astoria Dental Group!

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Anna Aybar


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I have been visiting this dental office for almost a year. Love the dentist Dr. Carmen Every-Degel, she is very patient & explains all procedures & cost so that you can fully understand before you agreed to any treatments or commit to expense. The staff is very friendly The only issue is the train station remains closed so can't wait until it's reopened.

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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.

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