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You may not have been born with perfect teeth, but with the help of our dentists you can still get a stunning smile.

Astoria Dental Group has 30+ years of experience and a suite of dental veneer options to create the designer smile of your dreams.

Our portfolio includes revolutionary FirstFit® veneers that allow our Queens, NY, practice to create a custom smile in one visit.

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are custom designed to fit on the fronts of the teeth. At Astoria Dental Group serving Long Island City and all of Queens, NY, we use high-quality porcelain, which beautifully mimics the translucency of natural tooth enamel.

Our dentists take a comprehensive approach to designing custom porcelain veneers. We address the imperfections you want to hide, and we also consider how the veneer design can enhance your facial profile. Natural-looking symmetry is the hallmark of a beautiful smile.

In this clip, Dr. Clifford Degel talks about porcelain veneers, a cosmetic treatment that can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile.

Common problems that bring patients to our practice for porcelain veneers include:

  • Chipped teeth

  • Cracked teeth

  • Discolored teeth

  • Misshapen teeth

  • Slight misalignment

  • Overcrowding

  • Gapped teeth

  • Short teeth

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Having a beautiful smile is just as important as a healthy smile. We are dedicated to providing advanced and high-quality dentistry to help patients achieve the beautiful smile of their dreams. From restorative treatments to cosmetic dentistry, we can help transform your smile. 

Not sure if veneers are right for you? Take the first step and schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists today. They will evaluate your smile and discuss your goals to determine if you are a good candidate. To request a veneers consultation, fill out our online form or call our practice in Queens, NY, today. 

(718) 278-1123

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"I would highly recommend." What Queens Says About Our Dentists


Michael Belasco

Astoria, NY


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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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James Paolino

Astoria, NY


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Good visit today all my questions were answered, and a viable payment plan was agreed upon. Thank You

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Why Choose Astoria Dental Group?

A Full Suite of Veneer Choices

We offer a wide variety of veneer options, which allows us to customize your smile while also creating a better fit for your lifestyle. Our FirstFit veneers can be completed in just one appointment, while Lumineers can free patients from the lifetime commitment to veneers.


Drs. Degel and Every-Degel have led Astoria Dental Group since 1991, helping residents in Long Island City, Queens, and throughout NYC achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. An accomplished dentist, Dr. Clifford Degel has been featured in Vogue and on "Top Docs."

Comprehensive Care

Our practice offers a full range of services, including implants. Patients can receive convenient care whether they live in nearby Long Island City or another neighborhood in NYC. Veneer patients often choose to enhance their smiles with additional treatments, such as gum contouring or teeth whitening.


Unfortunately, insurance usually does not cover cosmetic dentistry procedures. To help patients overcome this obstacle, we offer flexible financing options, such as through CareCredit®, Proceed Financing® and Alphaeon.

Traditional Veneers vs. No-Prep LUMINEERS

Our cosmetic dentists offer traditional dental veneers and Lumineers®. Both are suitable for covering a wide range of flaws while delivering natural-looking results.

While both types of veneers are similar, there are important differences you will want to consider. During your consultation, our cosmetic dentists will help you decide which option best meets your needs, budget, and goals.

Traditional Porcelain Veneers

Traditional porcelain veneers require a small amount of tooth enamel to be removed. This helps the veneers sit flush with your natural tooth structure without appearing bulky. However, this step means there is no "turning back" once enamel has been removed from your tooth. You will always need to maintain a restoration on the tooth to protect it. Traditional porcelain veneers are thicker, which makes them better at hiding flaws of the underlying tooth. Traditional veneers tend to cost a little more than Lumineers.

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Lumineers are not just thin like veneers: they are ultra-thin. This means you won't need to have any enamel removed to get Lumineers. If you think you'll change your mind about veneers, you can relax knowing that Lumineers can be removed and won't need to be replaced. However, since Lumineers are so thin, they are less effective at hiding flaws. Lumineer candidates tend to need only minimal aesthetic changes, or changes that require increasing the size of a tooth. Lumineers tend to cost a little less than traditional veneers.

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Our FirstFit Method is Transforming the World of Veneers

Traditional porcelain veneers take weeks to complete, from preparing the teeth to getting your veneers back from a dental lab. In between prep and placement, you are forced to wear temporary veneers, which can sometimes be uncomfortable.

Now imagine walking in for your first veneers appointment and walking out on the same day with a new smile. That is the FirstFit difference.

FirstFit veneers at Astoria Dental Group shrinks the treatment timeline to just a few hours. Using high-end digital imaging systems at our on-site dental lab, we can digitally plan your case and then use 3D printing to prepare a tray of veneers with a perfect fit. The procedure is less invasive than traditional veneers since our surgical guides limit how much enamel is removed.

While not suitable in every case, FirstFit dental veneers can be used to improve the color, size, alignment, and spacing of a tooth. The key benefits of FirstFit include:

  • Conserves more natural tooth structure
  • Your restoration takes just one dental appointment
  • You will not need to wear temporary veneers
  • You approve the veneer design before any steps are taken
  • The computer-aided designs ensure better quality, fit, function, and aesthetics

Not Sure Which One is Right For You? Request a Free Consultation

With such a wide variety of options, including traditional porcelain veneers, FirstFit, and Lumineers, you may be wondering which one is right for you. We suggest requesting a consultation at Astoria Dental Group in Queens, NY, to learn more about all your choices for a more beautiful smile.

Drs. Degel and Every-Degel will examine the extent of your cosmetic issues and recommend which treatment option will help you achieve an engaging smile that better reflects the real you. He will review veneer costs and payment options to make sure treatment fits your budget.

We can also give you a preview of what your new smile could look like. Our sophisticated computer smile imaging lets you "try on" your new smile before undergoing treatment. Let's work together to create a picture-perfect smile!

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Dr. Clifford Degel is an accomplished dentist who has been featured in Vogue and on Top Docs.

A Veneers Patient Testimonial

Emily explains how Dr. Degel worked with her to plan her smile makeover. The treatment plan included implants, replacing silver fillings with white fillings, a set of veneers as well as teeth whitening to finish the makeover. Emily shares how happy she is with the end results.

We Can Take Your Transformation Even Further With a Personalized Smile Makeover

Depending on your goals, veneers may be just one step in your journey to your ideal smile. If you're interested in other enhancements cosmetic dentistry can provide, consider a smile makeover at our practice in Queens, NY.

A smile makeover is a personalized treatment plan that combines cosmetic procedures to upgrade multiple dimensions of your smile. You can work with our dentist to choose the procedures that will realize your goals. Smile makeovers often include veneers in combination with Invisalign, teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, or gum contouring.

To meet with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists and get started on your customized treatment plan, request a consultation at our Queens office. You can contact us online or call: 

(718) 278-1123

Dr. Clifford Degel
"I've visited both Dr Every and Dr Degel and have had great experiences with both, with extensive work being done- extraction, implants, bridge, veneers, Invisalign, crowns, root canals and the basic cavities. The assistants are very helpful, staff is competent and friendly, the dental hygienist does a great job and I've never had to wait." Michelle Linnen, 5-Star Review

Why We Use Porcelain To Craft Dental Veneers

porcelain veneers within a patient's smile

Veneers are an incredibly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, and they can be created from a variety of materials, including composite resin and porcelain. At our practice in Queens, we prefer porcelain veneers to resin veneers for their:

Natural Appearance

Composite resin veneers can give you great cosmetic results, but they lack the lifelike look that porcelain veneers provide. While composite veneers can also be matched to the shade of your teeth, they often develop a dull, artificial look over time. Porcelain veneers mimic the light-reflecting qualities of natural enamel. When color-matched to your smile, porcelain veneers are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Longer Lifespan

Porcelain is much more durable than composite resin. It also has greater stain resistance. Composite resin is a porous material, which means it can become discolored more easily. Porcelain can remain bright and beautiful even when exposed to dark foods and liquids. While composite resin veneers last for five to seven years on average, you can expect your porcelain veneers to last 15 years or longer with proper care.

Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers

Q. Do veneers hurt?

A. Veneers are virtually painless. While traditional veneers require some enamel to be removed, they should not be painful. If at any time you are uncomfortable, let your dental team know immediately so they can address your pain promptly. 

Q. How long do veneers last?

A. With proper care and maintenance, your porcelain veneers can last for 15 years or longer. However, they will wear over time and will need to be replaced. Your dental team will provide you with all the info you need to properly maintain your new smile for years to come. 

Q. How do I care for my veneers?

A. You will care for your new smile just as you would your natural teeth. Remember to brush and floss twice a day. It is also important to be mindful of hard or sticky foods. If possible chew or bite those foods with teeth that do not have a veneer. Do not use your teeth to bite your nails or open packages.

Q. Why not use professional whitening treatments to address discoloration?

A. While whitening can remove surface stains, veneers are a great option for intrinsic stains. These stains are beneath the enamel and do not respond to whitening treatments. Veneers conceal these deep strains to brighten your smile. 

Q. What is the difference between a veneer and a crown?

A. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering placed over the entirety of a damaged or decayed tooth. A veneer is a thin shell that fits over just the front surface of a tooth. A dental crown covers the whole tooth to provide strength and is most often used on teeth with severe damage or on a tooth following a root canal. Veneers are better for more minor cosmetic damages.

Hear From More Satisfied Queens Patients 5-Star Reviews


Carlos Santos Day

Astoria, NY


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Effective, painless and accurate dental procedures.

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Joe Pedota

Astoria, NY


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From the moment you walk in the door Dr. Degal & his staff go out of their way to make you comfortable. I highly recommend Astoria Dental Group.

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Doctors Carmen Every-Degel and Clifford Degel

Astoria Dental Group

Our doctors are widely recognized for their contributions to the field of dentistry. They are members of various prestigious organizations, including: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry 
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 
  • American Dental Association

If you are ready to transform your smile with Astoria Dental Group, request a consultation online or call us in Queens at (718) 278-1123.

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