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Close Gaps and Mask Imperfections with Dental Bonding

Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel offer affordable cosmetic dental bonding treatments at their Queens practice. Small gaps and teeth that have been chipped or cracked can be enhanced with a tooth-colored composite resin.

In a single appointment, bonding can give you a refreshed, attractive smile. To learn more about dental bonding, schedule your consultation today.

A Simple and Effective Solution

Dental bonding provides a fast, affordable cosmetic solution to fill small gaps and mask minor tooth imperfections. Unlike crowns or veneers that require multiple trips to the dentist and may involve the removal of some tooth enamel, bonding can be completed in a single one-hour session.

During your initial consultation, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for bonding. In some cases, more comprehensive measures like crowns, veneers, or traditional orthodontics may be recommended.

Preparation and Procedure

The entire procedure typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes, with little to no preparation needed. Unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth following treatment, you will not require an anesthetic. One of our dentists will prepare for the procedure by choosing a composite resin that closely matches your tooth. The tooth will then be slightly etched to roughen the surface, and a conditioning liquid will be applied.

An enhanced, healthier-looking smile can give you a boost of confidence and allow you to smile and laugh with greater ease.

Next, the tooth-colored resin will be applied, shaped, and then hardened with a special light. The final step will involve trimming and polishing the resin to seamlessly blend with your tooth, so that it looks natural against the surrounding teeth. If more than one tooth is being treated, more time may be required, or an additional visit may be scheduled.

Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding provides patients with several benefits, including:


The tooth-colored resin will closely resemble your tooth color, and will be shaped to look completely natural.


The treatment is quick, affordable, and the bonding can last up to 10 years with proper care.


Anesthesia is not usually needed with dental bonding treatments.

Improved self-confidence

An enhanced, healthier-looking smile can give you a boost of confidence and allow you to smile and laugh with greater ease.

Unlike restorations such as crowns or veneers, the composite resin used in dental bonding can become stained. Bonding is resistant to teeth whitening, therefore if it becomes stained, it must be removed and replaced if you wish to brighten your smile. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, we would suggest undergoing your teeth whitening procedure prior to bonding. Additionally, although the composite bonding can last for years, it does not provide the long-lasting durability of veneers.


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Following your treatment, you can care for your bonded tooth just as you would your other teeth. Habits such as chewing on pens, ice, and fingernails must be avoided to prevent chips, cracks, and damage. Periodic dental visits should also be scheduled to maintain your refined, healthy smile.

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.

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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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