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New Technology Means More Patients Are Dental Implant Candidates

If you suffer from missing teeth, you are likely among the growing pool of dental implant candidates. Located in the Queens area, Dr. Clifford Degel is a well-known implant dentist who is proud to offer his many years of experience and the latest technology to his valued patients. The gold standard in tooth replacement, dental implants are titanium posts embedded in the jaw that can support a range of restorations. Implants allow you to eat your favorite foods, improve your chewing ability, and enhance your appearance, speech, and self-esteem. To learn more, schedule a consultation today.

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Advancements in dental Implant Technology

New types of implants are allowing more patients than ever to benefit from implant dentistry. In the past, patients with insufficient bone quality were not considered good candidates for the procedure. Today, bone grafting is a routine procedure used to supplement the bone mass of a patient’s jaw, allowing implants to be anchored firmly. And for patients who have lost bone mass in the jaw, mini implants, which are smaller in diameter than traditional dental implants and require less bone mass, may be a good treatment option.

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Choosing an Implant Provider

For the best results, you should receive implant treatment from an experienced provider at a top-notch practice. Dr. Degel is widely sought after for his expertise as an implant dentist. Dr. Degel has undergone specialized training in implant dentistry, and is an esteemed member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Society of Osseointegration, and American College of Oral Implantology.

Astoria Dental Group features an on-site laboratory so the fabrication of dental prostheses, including any repairs, can be done on the premises. We can also perform related procedures, like bone grafting, at our practice. Combining these services on-site allows us to offer quicker and more efficient service, and streamline your entire implant treatment.

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Your custom-designed dental bridge will be created at an advanced off-site laboratory. We offer bridges made from high-quality materials like ceramic or Prettau® zirconia, which are very durable, and mimic the look of natural enamel with incredible accuracy.

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Determining Your Implant Candidacy

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Implant candidates should be in good general health, and be willing and able to maintain sufficient oral hygiene. Even the presence of certain chronic diseases (such as diabetes) or medications does not necessarily rule out implant treatment, so long as the condition is controlled and does not make any type of minor surgery risky. Additionally, if you suffer from gum disease, it will first need to be addressed before you can receive dental implants.

Ideally, a patient who is considering dental implant surgery will:

Have sufficiently dense jawbone tissue, either existing or from a graft

Be free from periodontal disease

Not smoke, or be willing to give up smoking, especially during the osseointegration period (when the implants are fusing with the jawbone)

Have good oral and overall health

Be willing to commit to healthy lifestyle habits, a good oral hygiene regimen, and routine post-surgical visits to the dentist

Cases when dental implants are not recommended or should be postponed include:

Medical conditions that may create complications during surgery, such as serious heart disease, recent heart attack, or major heart valve problems

Active treatment for cancer or certain bone diseases

Currently receiving immunosuppressive therapy (such as for organ transplant)

Long-term use of bisphosphonates for osteoporosis, which may interfere with implant success

Finally, implants are not recommended for children (except for some orthodontic cases) since their jawbones have not yet fully developed.

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

Experience the transformative impact of permanent full-arch dental implants as depicted in a carefully curated collection highlighting the incredible evolution from tentative smiles to confident, radiant grins of the present.
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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