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Restore the Fit and Feel of Your Dentures

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With proper care and frequent visits to your dentist, dentures serve as a long-lasting dental restoration. However, you may find that after a few years your dentures do not fit as well as they used to. Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel can perform a denture reline if your dentures feel loose, slippery, or uncomfortable.
Our Queens, NY, practice is equipped with its very own on-site dental lab to make the relining process as convenient as possible for you. In addition to relining your dentures for a more secure and comfortable fit, we also perform repairs for broken dentures.
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Reasons You May Need a Reline

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When you lose your teeth, your gums and alveolar bone tissue begin to break down over time. As a result, dentures that were designed and fitted immediately after tooth loss or an extraction may not fit well after a few months. A reline may be necessary if:
Your dentures do not fit as comfortably as they used to
Your gums and ridges have changed
If you are experiencing any degree of discomfort with your dentures, do not delay. The adjustments you need may be as simple as a reline or minor repair.

Your Consultation

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During your appointment, we will examine the condition of your denture to determine whether a reline is the best option. It is important to remember that dentures that are five to seven years old may be due for a replacement rather than a reline.
If you need new dentures, we may recommend longer-lasting options such as implant-supported dentures, which are less likely to need repairs and relines in the future.
If your existing dentures are in good condition, however, we can recommend which type of relining can best help you.

What Happens during a Reline

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The procedure is simple and affordable for patients whose dentures meet the recommended specifications for a reline.
One of our doctors will reshape the underside of the plastic base of the denture to more closely match your gums and bone structure.
There are two types of relines: hard and soft. Both options can help you achieve a more comfortable fit at a low cost without replacing your dentures.

Soft Reline

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A soft reline is a good choice if you are still experiencing rapid changes in your bone structure or if you have sensitive gum tissue. For a soft reline, one of our dentists will apply a liquid polymer to the underside of your denture, remold it, and allow it to set.
The process is completed in one appointment and patients can return home with their relined dentures the same day.
If your dentures are not fitting properly, do not attempt to repair them at home. This can cause irreparable damage to your dentures and require expensive replacement.

Hard Reline

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A hard reline usually requires a longer process than a soft reline but can offer long-lasting results. Our dentists will use a durable plastic material similar to that of the plastic base to recontour the underside of your dentures.
Because we have our own on-site dental lab, we can perform this process in our office and offer a quicker turnaround time than most other dentists. In some cases, you may receive your dentures back the same day.

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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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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