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Comfort and Conveniance

At Greatwoods Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we strive to make our Mansfield office as efficient and convenient as possible. Here you will find information about our office, including our Mansfield location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling.....

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Quality Care

Toddlers to great-grandparents find our dedicated staff and comfortable environment the perfect place to go for dental care. Our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting....

Informed Patients

Greatwoods Family and Cosmetic Dentistry believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. That is why we've included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with diagnoses and treatments......

Invisible Braces

Everyone wants a healthy mouth and attractive smile. We can help you achieve that goal to give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted....

Your Care

Each and every service, from routine cleaning through complete smile rejuvenation takes into consideration your age, gender, bone structure and coloration to ensure your smile looks the way you dreamed it could....

Quality Care

The team at Great Woods Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are dedicated to their profession and willing to help you in any way they can to make your visit at our office a pleasant expierience...

What Sets US Apart

We also are a multi-language office with our staff fluent in French, Arabic and Portugese .....

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Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry is smile aesthetics and works to repair and improve the appearance of the teeth to give you a beautiful smile. Some of the more popular terms used to describe this field, or the work provided in it, include aesthetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, smile dentistry, smile design, or smile makeover. There are a number of reasons why you may be unhappy with your smile. When you visit Great Woods Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we will listen to your thoughts and goals and work with you to create a treatment plan that is designed specifically for you. Dr. Mistikawi and his team are very skilled and experienced at determining the specific factors that have a negative effect on your smile. These may include:

  • Crooked, missing, poorly shaped or discolored teeth
  • Previous dentistry that is mismatched or unattractive
  • Uneven or excessive display of gum tissue when you smile
  • Uneven or slanted display of teeth
  • Skeletal (jaw) relationships that can cause the teeth to be too crowded or have spaces between them, as well as overbite issues
  • Worn, chipped or broken teeth

Because each face is different, Dr. Mistikawi will assesses these and several other factors such as face shape, tooth color and size, and bite relationships to create beautiful, healthy smiles that are individually tailored to each patient.

 

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Composite Dental Fillings

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Composite dental fillings can be made to match the natural tooth color and preserve a more natural look. Before, patients who suffered from cavities or decay had no option but to get dental fillings made from metal, most often containing silver mercury. As amalgam ages it corrodes and turns black, staining the tooth and causing it to appear dark and gray from the front. Aside from the aesthetic issues raised by these dark fillings, metal (and especially mercury) fillings can also pose a risk to the patient’s health and may make it necessary to remove healthy tooth structure in the future to restore the tooth to a more natural appearance. Composite resin fillings disappear into the surrounding tooth structure and become practically invisible.

Advances in materials and bonding technology have made tooth-colored fillings an excellent alternative to silver amalgam fillings. They strengthen teeth as well as look natural. We use only the finest quality in composite or tooth colored fillings. This ensures that patients can enjoy smiles that are beautiful, strong and healthy for many years to come.

Porcelain Veneers

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A veneer is a thin porcelain covering bonded over the facing of a tooth to dramatically improve its position, enhance its color and shape. When veneers are placed on adjacent teeth, crowding and misalignment can be corrected or erased. Veneers are routinely used to fix teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth.

Teeth that are worn down, chipped or broken, teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them),teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth). Porcelain veneers are durable and, in many cases, can be placed without removing a lot of tooth structure. Porcelain Veneers can last from 8 - 10 years, depending on the patients oral health.

Porcelain Crown

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A crown is a full coverage restoration that is placed on a tooth to restore cosmetics and function. Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. An impression is then made from the existing tooth to create a custom-designed crown.  The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are then cemented in place.


Teeth Whitening

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Our smiles are most attractive when our teeth look especially white. Also, things such as soft drinks, coffee, tea, and tobacco, even certain medicines can darken teeth. Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel.  Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).  Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely. That is why we offer tooth whitening services at our office to help you restore your youthful, bright white smile and to give you an added boost of confidence.

Dental Implants

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Before development of dental implants, denture, partial dentures or bridges were alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.  Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. 

Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.  Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth. 

Fixed Bridge

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bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture. Dental bridges are tooth restorations that can be used to replace missing teeth. They are an excellent alternative to dentures and dental implants, providing more stability than dentures; this procedure is less invasive than the placement of dental implants.

Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable. The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.  Speak with us to find out if the dental bridge treatment is right for you.


 

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