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Dental Implant Aftercare Is Simple and Convenient

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If you are considering dental implants, you may be concerned about aftercare and hygiene. After all, you do not want to receive a restoration that involves ongoing and inconvenient maintenance. Fortunately, dental implant aftercare is simple, and implant-supported restorations can be cared for just like your natural teeth. However, you will need to take a few precautions immediately after you have undergone implant surgery at our practice in Queens. Dr. Clifford Degel or Dr. Carmen Every-Degel can guide you in proper post-operative care. With long-term maintenance, implants could last the rest of your life, while the restorations can last for a decade or more. Contact Astoria Dental Group today to learn more about implant aftercare.

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

Post-Surgical Care

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After your surgery, you will experience some temporary side effects, including swelling and sensitivity. To minimize these effects, you should follow a soft diet for one or two days. Although you can add in more foods as you heal, you may want to avoid very hard or crunchy foods for a few weeks. During the first few days of your healing, you may also notice some sensitivity to heat and cold.

Over-the-counter or prescription pain medications can usually alleviate any discomfort. You will also need to avoid strenuous physical activity, and sleep with your head elevated for several days. Biting on wet gauze or teabags can reduce bleeding. With proper post-operative care, inflammation will typically subside within 24 to 48 hours. Drs. Degel and Every-Degel can provide further guidance in the days after your procedure.

Long-Term Care for Dental Implants

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Once your gums have fully healed, you will care for your implants just like you care for your natural teeth. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. Special brushes and dental floss can help clean the hard-to-reach sides of your implant restorations.


You should also schedule routine dental exams and cleanings. Although implant-supported restorations are not subject to decay or discoloration, the surrounding teeth can, of course, still get cavities. Even if you have a full implant-supported denture, proper hygiene can prevent gum disease. This condition can cause gum and bone recession, which could compromise the stability of your dental implants. With proper aftercare and hygiene, your dental implants could last the rest of your life.

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To learn more about implants and to find out the best way to care for your restorations, contact our office today.

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.
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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