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Understanding the Oral Health Benefits of Dental Implants

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Missing teeth can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Difficulty chewing or speaking can affect a person’s ability to eat properly and confidently interact with others. Patients who suffer from tooth loss often come to see us at Astoria Dental Group and learn about options to replace their missing teeth.

Dental implants are widely considered the best restorative option because they can replace the entire structure of the tooth, from root to crown. An implant is a titanium post that is surgically embedded in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth’s roots. This post provides support to a dental crown, bridge, or denture and restores function and aesthetics to your smile.

Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel often recommend this restorative method because of the many functional and oral health benefits of dental implants. Patients in Queens and the surrounding areas can learn more about these advantages by contacting our practice. Reach out to us and make an appointment with one of our doctors today.

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Improved Periodontal Health

When a patient has a tooth extracted or it falls out, bacteria can build up and proliferate in the spaces left by the missing teeth. If left untreated, this bacteria will lead to serious forms of gum disease.

By replacing missing teeth with implant-supported restorations, we are able to vastly improve the health of a patients’ gums and allow them to brush and floss as they normally would.

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Protection Against Further Damage

In some cases, even root canal therapy cannot restore unhealthy teeth and they will need to be extracted. When teeth have suffered extensive damage, they are more susceptible to further deterioration and bacteria buildup.

Bacteria that is harbored within cracks or chips can exacerbate existing decay, severely weakening the tooth and surrounding tissue. Replacing these damaged teeth with implants and implant-supported restorations will allow your doctor to form a strong foundation for your future oral health.

Preserving Your Jawbone from Deterioration

When tooth loss occurs, the underlying jawbone begins to deteriorate because it no longer receives stimulation from the tooth’s roots during chewing and speaking.

This stimulation signals the body that the jawbone needs nourishment. When the stimulation stops, the bone will gradually begin to erode.

A dental implant is the only restorative option that can replace the tooth’s root and supply the jawbone with stimulation, stopping and even sometimes reversing bone loss.

Minimal Tooth Alteration

With many other restorative treatments, such as traditional bridges, the surrounding teeth need to be altered to accommodate and support the prosthetic. With dental implants, the restoration is fully supported by the titanium posts, and the surrounding teeth remain unaffected. This maintains the health and strength of adjacent natural teeth.

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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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.
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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