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Osseointegration. Fusion of the Jaw and Dental Implants for Ultimate Stability

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When patients are missing teeth, dental implants are the best method to help restore the look and function of their smiles. Once implants are securely in place, they fuse with the jawbone during a process called osseointegration. At our practice in Queens, Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel have used implant-supported restorations to help many patients achieve strong, beautiful smiles. The crucial process of osseointegration will allow your implant to mimic the function of a dental root while preventing the bone atrophy that naturally occurs after tooth loss. The stability provided by the process also ensures that patients will not have to worry about their prosthetics moving out of place after treatment so they can eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence.

Bone Grafting

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Bone grafting helps to preserve bone tissue after a tooth has been extracted. It also allows for quicker healing.

Creating a Durable Foundation

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After your dental implants have been placed, bone cells in the jaw will begin to attach directly to the surface of the titanium posts during the osseointegration process. Over the course of four to six months, the area will heal and the implants will become incorporated directly into the structure of the jaw, functioning as tooth roots.

During the osseointegration process, bone cells in the jaw will begin to attach directly to the surface of the titanium posts.

Once the posts have fully integrated, the surgeon will perform an additional procedure to attach abutments. The implant and abutment combine to provide a level of support for dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures that cannot be matched.

Preserving Bone Health

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Missing teeth can have an obvious effect on the aesthetics of your smile. However, many patients are unaware that a lost tooth can also negatively impact their overall oral health. After tooth loss has occurred, the jaw no longer receives stimulation, and the bone and surrounding tissues will eventually begin to deteriorate as a result. Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can stop this bone atrophy. The implanted posts provide stimulation to the jaw, which helps to maintain strength and bone density. If our doctors believe your jawbone is not strong enough for surgery, we can perform a bone graft procedure to create a sufficient base for the implant.

Streamlined, Seamless Care

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Osseointegration allows dental implants to provide a lifetime of support for your dental restorations. At Astoria Dental Group, Drs. Degel and Every-Degel have a wealth of experience and knowledge in the planning, placement, and restoration of dental implants. While many practices must refer patients to outside specialists in order to complete dental implants treatment, we can plan and perform every step under one roof.

Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation

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If you have suffered from tooth loss, implants are the most highly recommended solution to meet your needs. To learn more about how the osseointegration process can help bring aesthetic and structural balance to your smile, reach out to us today. Please contact our office online or call (718) 571-8680 to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.

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.
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.
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.

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