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A smile affected by one or more missing teeth has the power to take away almost anyone’s confidence. Luckily, there are many excellent dental options that can help patients once again have full, healthy smiles. The most effective of these options is dental implant surgery, a procedure that Dr. Clifford Degel has extensive experience in performing at his Queens, NY, dental practice. At Astoria Dental Group, we are proud to offer a range of dental implant options, including the revolutionary Prettau® Implant Bridge.

Determining Your Candidacy for Surgery

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Most patients who are missing one or more of their natural teeth and have sufficient jawbone mass to support the implant posts will be suitable candidates for dental implant surgery. Patients who lack the necessary jawbone density may first have to undergo a bone grafting procedure in order to improve their candidacy for implant dentistry.

Our office is equipped with the team, techniques, and high-end technology to perform dental implant surgery for virtually every patient.

The success of dental implant surgery depends on careful screening of patients and meticulous planning of the placement of the implants. Dr. Degel will provide treatment for any periodontal or other oral health issues that need to be resolved in order to ensure the best results possible for your dental implant surgery.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

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Completing Your Surgery over Two Appointments

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The Prettau® Implant Bridge is one of the most reliable options in restorative dentistry. The process of placing your bridge will be complete in two visits, and you will experience little to no pain throughout the entire treatment.

First Visit

First, a CT scan of your skull will be done to accurately analyze the condition of your mouth and plot out the exact sites where the implants will be embedded. To make sure you’re comfortable, your surrounding teeth and gums will be numbed. Next, the implant posts will be carefully placed in your jaw, along with abutments, or connectors, that will hold the Prettau® Implant Bridge firmly in place. It will take a few weeks for your jawbone to heal around the implants, by which time your custom-crafted bridge will be ready for placement.

Second Visit

When we receive your Prettau® Implant Bridge, you’ll come in for a test run of your new teeth. Dr. Degel will check to ensure that your bridge fits your mouth comfortably. If there are no adjustments to make, he’ll clean them and securely affix them to your implants.

Pros and Cons of Implant Surgery

When the procedure is performed by an experienced professional with the proper technology and exceptional attention to detail, dental implant surgery is an extremely rewarding experience. Among their many benefits, dental implants offer:

As with any other surgery, there are some risks associated with dental implant surgery, including infection, damaged blood vessels, or numbness in your mouth. These side effects are rare, however, and almost always temporary.

Discuss Surgery with a Professional

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Our office is equipped with the team, techniques, and high-end technology to perform dental implant surgery for virtually every patient. We also offer flexible financing options to make this treatment accessible to all. If you have any further questions about dental implant surgery, or if you would like to set up a consultation, please contact our practice online or call us at (718) 571-8680.

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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