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Bone Grafting

Advancements in Dental Bone Grafting: Enhancing Oral Health and Functionality

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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

Restore the Foundation of Your Smile

Avoid Additional Tooth Loss

Tooth loss causes the bone in the jaw to atrophy, which can loosen nearby teeth. Left unchecked, you may be facing future tooth loss or orthodontic issues. A bone graft will fortify the empty socket and can help stabilize bone around the remaining teeth.

Create a Solid Footing for Implants

For dental implants to be successful, they need to be inserted in healthy, viable bone. A bone graft can rebuild lost bone and help you qualify for implants. Implants, which act like tooth roots, will also protect your jaw from future bone loss.

Avoid More Bone Loss

Bone grafting replaces lost bone and helps kickstart your body’s own natural bone-making processes in the jawbone. As the bone graft stimulates new tissue, it actually bridges gaps and restores bone strength and rigidity to your jaw.

Maintain Facial Features

By encouraging new bone to grow, bone grafting also helps maintain your facial features and can correct changes that bone loss has caused. Bone grafts can also be used to repair defects in the jaw caused by congenital defects or surgical treatments.

Lay the Foundation for a Beautiful Smile

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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:

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.

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 through CareCredit®, Wells Fargo Health Advantage®, and LendingClub®.

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.

What Is Bone Grafting?

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A First Step To Rebuilding Your Smile

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?

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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.

Meet Our Highly Trained Doctors

Our cosmetic dentists Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel provide world-class dental care in a caring and friendly environment. Residents in Queens, Long Island, and throughout NYC trust them to create beautiful, healthy smiles.

Clifford Degel, DDS

With over 35 years of experience helping patients maintain, restore, and revitalize their smiles, Dr. Clifford Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens. Dr. Degel is known for exquisite cosmetic and restorative dentistry work at his state-of the-art, full service practice, Astoria Dental Group.

Carmen Every-Degel, DDS

Recognized as a top Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Every-Degel provides dramatic transformations with the discreet, convenient system, along with various cosmetic treatments such as smile makeovers and other procedures designed to deliver a brighter, more brilliant smile.

Our Astoria Patients Know

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john marsh
May 20, 2024
Excellent care and very friendly staff! Excellent dentist!!
Tom K
May 3, 2024
Dr Degel and his entire staff provide the most enjoyable dental experience from the moment you walk in the door to your last rinse. I highly recommend The Smile Dr.
Hector Beltran
April 29, 2024
Truly an awesome experience! It’s been 28 years, and I’ll continue to come here for a good reason. They care about me, my health and more importantly my pocket. I strongly recommend them! ❤️
Veronica Delgado
February 25, 2024
Throughout my life, my dental journey has been difficult, painful, and has caused me a lot of anxiety. I am very happy to have found Astoria Dental Group – everyone has been so kind and have taken the time to explain everything to me thoroughly and make sure I am comfortable. Dr. Degel is absolutely wonderful. I know I’m putting my teeth in the right hands and I will soon have my dream smile!
Ahmed Allam
December 9, 2023
Astoria’s finest! The team here is exceptional – a warm and welcoming staff coupled with highly professional dentists, a husband-and-wife duo who each dedicate three days a week. Their flexibility in scheduling and acceptance of various insurances make it hassle-free. I’ve been a loyal client for years, personally attended to by Dr. Carmen. She’s not only super nice but also patiently listens, possesses extensive knowledge, and most importantly, operates with utmost integrity – you can trust them without a doubt.
James Venuti
September 15, 2023
Nice office, very fast and professional, great Doctors and the gentle hygienists are wonderful!
Shelly Valherzrosa
August 12, 2023
I’m in pain but I love how they doing me thank u so much the best dentist thank u
Michael Belasco
June 9, 2023
After much research for a “good” dentist in Manhattan, I found Astoria dental group, been a loyal patient for years their expertise & state of the art approach friendly, competent staff, I would highly recommend.

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