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Dental Fillings

We Can Seamlessly Repair Decayed Teeth with Tooth-Colored Fillings

Many of our patients have had cavities repaired in the past with amalgam fillings. While this is an effective treatment, metal fillings stand out obviously against the tooth’s enamel. At Astoria Dental Group, our doctors place cosmetic, tooth-colored dental fillings for patients in the Queens, NY, area.

These fillings, which are made from composite resin, are not only more attractive than traditional restorations, but can maintain and even improve the structure of your teeth as well. Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel can halt the advancement of cavities, as well as replace your old amalgam fillings, with new composite resin restorations. If you have been diagnosed with a cavity and would like more information about how tooth-colored fillings can improve the health and appearance of your smile, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with a member of our team.

Placing a Tooth-Colored Filling

When you come into our office to have your tooth-colored fillings placed, your doctor will perform a thorough evaluation of your dental health, including a screening for oral cancer. When your examination has been completed, your dentist will begin to prepare your tooth by cleaning the treatment area and removing any decay. If you are having an old amalgam filling replaced, your doctor will remove the metal and clean any debris from the area.

A tooth-colored filling is customized to the exact dimensions of your tooth so that it blends seamlessly with the surrounding enamel.

Once the tooth has been sufficiently prepared, your doctor will isolate it using devices that are designed to prevent moisture from affecting the composite resin material’s ability to bond. Your dentist will match the color of the filling to the shade of your natural teeth to produce a completely natural-looking result.

Even upon close inspection, cosmetic fillings are virtually indistinguishable from the natural structure of your teeth.

Next, your dentist will apply composite resin to the treatment area and sculpt it into place so that it does not affect the function of your bite. When your doctor is satisfied with the appearance of the filling, they will use a specialized ultraviolet dental light that will cure and harden the composite material.

The Benefits of Using Composite Resin

Compared to amalgam restorations, tooth-colored fillings offer various benefits, including:

Superior aesthetics

Composite resin fillings seamlessly integrate with your smile. Even upon close inspection, cosmetic fillings are virtually indistinguishable from the natural structure of your teeth.

Non-metal materials

Fillings made from composite resin have become more popular as a greater number of people choose not to place metal in their bodies. While there is no definitive evidence documenting the adverse effects of fillings containing mercury, many patients simply prefer not to have them.

Superior aesthetics

Fillings made from composite resin do not expand and contract with temperature changes the way that metal restorations do. Over time, the expansion and contraction of metal fillings can crack or otherwise damage your teeth. Composite fillings are extremely stable and actually improve the strength and structure of your bite.

During your consultation, Dr. Degel or Dr. Every-Degel can evaluate your case and determine whether a tooth-colored filling is the best choice for you.

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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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.
Jennifer Lee (JAMM)
May 6, 2022
Absolutely the best dentist/dental group I have ever been to. Little to no wait time, they fully explain your issues and possible treatment options, and every single person front and back have been incredibly fortunate. They are organized in the front and the dentists know their stuff. So thankful for her and the practice! I’ve had major work done, great work, no pain.
Frank Navas
March 4, 2022
Have been a long time patient. Dr Degel and staff are top notch and professional! He does AMAZING work the whole experience is very comfortable pain & stress free. They also will work with you on how to pay for services and help you improve your dental health which ultimately improves your overall health and well-being!! Thank Astoria Dental and Dr Degel & Staff!!
Jeff Fralick
March 1, 2022
Dr Degel and his staff did outstanding work for me. Very attentive and friendly. I would recommend Astoria Dental Group to anyone looking for quality dental work. I had my entire top replaced with new implants and I feel like a new person. 5 stars all around!

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