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Risks of dental implants

Understanding the Risks of Dental Implants

Dental implants have greatly advanced the field of restorative dentistry. These titanium posts are surgically inserted in the jawbone, where they function like natural tooth roots and can support a variety of prostheses, like a dental crown or denture. At Astoria Dental Group, Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel have the experience and precise techniques needed to make dental implant placement an extremely safe and effective process.

During a consultation, we can educate you on the benefits and risks of dental implants to determine whether they are right for you. Contact our Queens practice to schedule a consultation and learn more.

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Weighing Benefits of the Procedure

While patients should be apprised of the risks of dental implants, patients should also understand the long-lasting benefits that justify these risks. Simply put, failing to address tooth loss can lead to a cascade of health problems. After teeth are lost or extracted, your jaw bone naturally begins to resorb back into your body.

Dental implants mimic the stimulation provided by natural tooth roots. This stimulation stops resorption and keeps your jaw strong and healthy. With an implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture, you will no longer have to worry about your restoration slipping out of place when you eat or speak. Lastly, one of the greatest benefits of dental implants is the increased confidence you will feel with your new, improved smile.z

Risks and Potential Complications

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If you are considering dental implants, we encourage our patients to weigh their personal needs and goals, and consider the benefits and risks of this procedure. Because they are surgically placed, dental implants do carry some degree of risk. However, when they are placed by a skilled surgeon like those at Astoria Dental Group, these risks are greatly reduced.

Common risks associated with dental implant placement include:

Excessive bleeding

Discomfort or pain

Improper placement which can lead to implant failure

Puncture of the sinus cavity

Damage to blood vessels or nerves

Bacterial infection

Our precise planning ensures that our patients’ implants will be placed without damage to surrounding tissues. Additionally, patients must have a sufficient amount of bone tissue in order to provide adequate support for the implants. Placed in a too-thin or soft jaw, implants may not be successful. If this is the case, bone grafting may be recommended to build up the strength and volume of the jaw bone. Some patients can also receive mini dental implants, which are thinner in diameter than traditional dental implants. Due to their smaller size, these types of implants can be placed in a smaller amount of bone

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Video: Implant Procedures

At Astoria Dental Group, Dr. Clifford Degel often uses dental implants to restore his patients’ smiles. In this clip, you can learn more about various treatment options that are available with dental implants.

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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.
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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