Common Questions

What makes your practice unique?

Many factors, actually! Frangella Dental is the vision of a brother-sister team: Dr. Andrew Frangella, Dr. Tina Frangella, and Dr. Laura Frangella. Each dentist has a unique expertise and has received advanced training in different areas of dentistry. This allows us to provide a variety of dental services within our office. We work as a team and share our expertise in order to deliver truly comprehensive care.

Other things that set us apart include:

Our primary goal is to promote good oral health and develop relationships with our patients. Visit our
Manhattan dental practice today to learn for yourself what makes Frangella Dental truly unique.

How do I choose the right cosmetic dentist?

You should not let just anyone create your perfect smile. Check to see if your dentist is a member of respected dental organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the
American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. A dentist should be committed to continuing education and keeping abreast of the new developments within the field. You will want to make sure that a dentist can offer you the most up-to-date treatment plan including such things as Veneers, in-office Teeth Whitening, and Invisalign. Trust and confidence in your dental provider is the first step to achieving a beautiful smile. We invite you to visit our practice, have a conversation with one of our cosmetic dentists, and decide if we are a good fit for you.

Can you help fearful patients?

Dental fear is a very common. We work to alleviate a patient’s anxiety when you visit our office. Our experts dedicate time to develop and explain treatments plans to patients, as well as educate them on oral health. We also offer Sedation Dentistry to maximize a patient’s comfort during dental treatments.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental Implant surgery is a routine procedure done in the office to replace missing teeth. This treatment restores functionality to the area of the missing tooth, prevents further bone loss, and promotes overall health.

Dr. Andrew Frangella has duel fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the Misch Implant Institute. He has devoted his continuing education to comprehensive implant care. Our office proves the added benefit of complete implant care through both implant placement and implant restoration. A patient therefore can avoid visits to multiple dental offices for this treatment.

What if I have not been to the dentist in a long time?

It is never too late to get on the right track. We will perform a thorough dental exam at your first visit. This will allow us to determine a comprehensive customized treatment. With routine check-ups and hygiene visits, we will keep you on the right track to maintain good oral health and achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

You should visit us at least twice a year. With regular dental exams and cleanings we are able to detect and treat problems in their earliest stages.

Is there another option besides metal fillings?

Yes! Although metal fillings are still being used by some dentists because of their durability, they have their many weaknesses. Those weaknesses include fracture lines and cracking of the tooth due to expansion of the material, black staining of the teeth due to corrosion of the metal filling, and recurring decay as a result of no seal or bond between the filling and the tooth. We are able to use tooth color fillings which bond directly to the tooth and create a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile without the weaknesses of a metal filling.