General Dentistry & Oral Wellness In Niagara Falls, Ontario

What Is General Dentistry &
Oral Wellness?

At Ivory Dental Studio, we abide by a very simple philosophy: treat the person, not just the mouth. By providing curated care based on your unique needs, we can enhance your oral wellness and boost your overall health, too. 

Our general dentistry services help you build a solid, healthy oral foundation to prevent disease and increase your quality of life. Did you know that gum disease can actually raise your risk of a heart attack or stroke? Or that unhealthy teeth can cause problems chewing, which may lead to improper digestion and poor nutrition? At Ivory Dental Studio, we can help you understand these connections. Dr. Gill can provide you with the dental care you need to enhance your oral health, eliminate common dental problems, and live a healthier, happier, and longer life. Call today to schedule an appointment.

What To Expect At Your Visit

Your first visit will start with an understanding of your current health and your goals. We'll then begin your comprehensive exam, where we will carefully tailor your treatment and follow-up visits. One of our expert hygienists will do a thorough exam of your teeth, then clean them with care. Using biofilm guided therapy, they will use gentle airflow technology to get your teeth biologically healthy for treatment. Depending on the complexity of your exam and time permitting, you may receive your periodontal therapy on the same day.

Dr. Gill will start with your caries and gum disease risk assessment by taking a simple and pain-free sample of the biofilm from your teeth and observe it under our on-site microscope. In addition to the standard diagnostics test such as x-rays, we use microbiological testing for the small group of oral bacteria, determine your risk factors, and decide which treatment protocol is appropriate. Our treatment recommendations follow our "Oral Disinfection Protocol," which is personalized for each patient based on their unique bacterial blueprint.

Next, Dr. Gill will perform a comprehensive oral cancer screening to make sure no problem goes unnoticed. We use Velscope, a tool that shows any subtle changes in tissue health, which enhances the predictability of catching oral cancer. This cutting-edge device allows Dr. Gill to inform you of the integrity of your oral health like never before. If Dr. Gill does detect any possibility of oral cancer, she will walk you through a variety of treatment options and impart her expertise so you can make the most informed decision for your smile.

Once Dr. Gill is finished with your exam, she’ll discuss her findings and answer any questions you may have. If your mouth is healthy, our expert periodontal therapist perform biofilm guided therapy using AIRFLOW® One. This tool offers unique ergonomics, unparalleled precision, and compliance with the highest hygiene standards for a word-class dental experience. Dr. Gill will also discuss a personalized home care program of specific products and techniques based on your unique needs.

Our General Dentistry Services

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Cavities are the most common oral health issue, but that doesn't mean they're not a big deal. They need to be treated and filled right away. If you don’t get a filling, your cavity will only get worse, and the tooth could become infected. With tooth-colored fillings, Dr. Gill can restore your tooth while preserving your appearance.

Dental Crowns

If your tooth is cracked, infected, or otherwise compromised, Dr. Gill may recommend a porcelain crown. Not only do porcelain crowns restore your tooth, they seamlessly blend into the rest of your smile and feel just as natural as a real tooth. With proper care, your dental crown can protect your tooth for up to 10-20 years.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges use two dental crowns, which attach to healthy teeth. Between them, one or more false teeth can be suspended, “bridging” a gap in your smile. With the implementation of digital technology, bridges never move and require less care. They also look and feel 100% natural, since Dr. Gill uses tooth-colored porcelain to create life-like and durable bridges.

Dentures

Tooth loss affects your oral health, your overall health, and your confidence. With partial and full dentures at Ivory Dental Studio, Dr. Gill can restore your smile and your health, too. Using the latest technology, Dr. Gill will create a set of custom dentures that are designed to look as close to your natural smile as possible.

Oral Cancer Screenings

The best way to prevent or catch oral cancer is to see Dr. Gill every 6 months. Dr. Gill uses Velscope, a device that detects subtle changes in tissue health and increases the predictability of catching oral cancer. If you have a history of tobacco use, book an appointment today.

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