A great smile will improve your self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on the social and professional aspects of your life.

Dr. Ian Boyd
#101 – 9840 Fifth St
Sidney, BC   V8L 2X3
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“If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavour, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It’s very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you’re going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.”
- George Lucas

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
- Aristotle

"Fine Dentistry is a work of love. We didn’t launch into this project just with the idea of making money."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Your mouth is the ultimate accessory."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
- William A. Foster

"You will never go wrong when you select quality."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

If you think you can or cannot . . .you are probably right.

“We have the ability to change people’s lives. Their eyes and smiles are two of the most important aspects of their appearance.”
- Anonymous

Through years of helping people improve their smiles, Dr. Boyd has developed a good understanding of the importance of a great smile and how people feel when the smile is less than ideal.

Precision care and attention to detail take time."

“These days, most dentist’s chairs go up and down, don’t they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought, “This is unusual”. And then the dentist said to me “OK Mr. Vine – time to get out of the filing cabinet”.
- Tim Vine

“Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you.”
- Soupy Sales

"I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth."
- Anonymous

 

 

 

Welcome to the smile you've always wanted

Thanks to advancements in modern aesthetic dental care, you can have a fabulous smile easier than ever before.  Dr. Boyd can perform procedures such as:

  • tooth whitening
  • veneers
  • natural tooth-coloured fillings
  • dental implants
  • complete smile makeovers

With our proven system of smile design, we can work with you to identify the smile you have always dreamed of having. And, with our advanced clinical skills, we can turn that dream into reality.

“A great smile will improve your self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on the social and professional aspects of your life.”

 

 

 

What is aesthetic dentistry?

Aesthetic dentistry is usually considered to be a branch of modern dentistry that focuses on a pleasing appearance. Various materials and techniques can be employed to improve the appearance of teeth in the “smile zone”. Any smile can be enhanced:

  • crooked, overlapped teeth can be straightened
  • gaps can be closed
  • “gummy” smiles can be recontoured
  • stained, discoloured teeth can be whitened
  • worn, chipped or broken teeth can be repaired
  • missing teeth can be replaced
  • old, black amalgam fillings can be removed and teeth restored to “as new” appearance
  • “old” dentistry can be made to look beautiful.

For Dr. Boyd, aesthetic dentistry is much more than just creating a fabulous smile. Firstly, an ideal bite and proper function are essential for comfort and durability. Badly worn or damaged teeth are often the result of an imperfect bite relationship. By properly resolving any underlying issues first, he will ensure your new smile will last and last. Aesthetic dentistry truly brings together the best of modern science and art to create strong, beautiful smiles.

How long does it take?  

Every one of us is different and each treatment plan is custom tailored to the individual.  Once we have exactly determined your desires (one or two planning sessions) we then begin with a longer appointment to prepare all of the teeth being treated. That same day, you will leave with a fabulous "Trial Smile".  Later, we'll have you back for the placement of your final smile. Ultimately, we proceed at a pace that is comfortable for you - anywhere from a few weeks to a few months are usually required.

How much does it cost?

Like most things, the cost depends on the extent of treatment, the difficulty, and the time required.  Usually, there is a combination of tooth whitening, reshaping gums, and the use of a variety of materials to create a beautiful, natural look. Every case is unique and we can estimate the cost for you once a preliminary assessment has been completed.  We will work with you to maximize any benefit derived from dental insurance as well as suggesting financing options.

Is it uncomfortable?

Aesthetic dentistry and smile makeovers aren't extreme procedures.  In fact, Dr. Boyd uses conservative preparation techniques to maximize your comfort.  Although you may experience some minor tenderness in the areas treated, significant discomfort is simply not expected.

As a guest in our office, your comfort is our number one priority and we will do everything possible to maximize the enjoyment of your experience.

What will my new smile look like?

The process begins with a comprehensive exam followed by much discussion and planning to exactly determine your unique needs and desires.  You will be extensively involved throughout the entire process of designing your perfect smile. In fact, you will even have an opportunity to evaluate your "Trial Smile" before we complete your treatment.  Our goal is to amaze you.  And, even years after completing your makeover, we expect that you will still be excited about your new smile.

Is my new smile permanent?

Sadly no - nothing is permanent.  But, with good home care and regular check ups and cleanings, modern dental materials can last for many years and possibly decades.  Like most things, "regular maintenance" is the key to maximizing longevity.

We firmly believe that you will never go wrong when you select quality.  Therefore, we use state-of-the-art materials and the best dental labs in North America.  Careful attention is given to every detail of aesthetics, your bite, and proper function.  In this way we do everything possible to help protect your investment.

We want nothing but the best for you.

We recognize that every individual's situation is unique.  That's why we are sensitive to the finances, fears, concerns, desires, and needs of each and every patient.  Our personal concierge will be at your service to provide highly personalized care.  We are not content to have you feel merely satisfied with your new smile - we want you to feel overwhelmed and excited.  We want to help you increase your self confidence, pride, and sense of well-being.

Your new smile will not only look fabulous, it will feel fabulous as well.  Chewing and smiling will feel natural and comfortable; you will have beautiful teeth and full function. We have treated many patients with issues and concerns similar to your own.

Find out what 21st century dentistry has to offer you during an aesthetic consultation with Dr. Ian Boyd.

Testimonials

“Following a serious car accident, I needed dental reconstruction. Dr. Boyd clearly and confidently  explained processes before and during my transformation. Assisting staff was always friendly and helpful. I now have a smile the tooth fairy would envy! It’s not magic that restored my smile and confidence, it was the skill and care of Dr. Boyd and his staff. I would highly recommend them without hesitation.”
Sarah

“I cannot thank you enough for dramatically changing my smile. I can now look at the world and not feel self-conscious. It’s wonderful to be told that I look ten years younger and that I have a lovely smile. I’m absolutely thrilled with the new me! Dr. Boyd, you are a supreme credit to your profession and your attention to detail is evident. The investment in my teeth was worth every penny and I wish that I had done it sooner.”
Marilyn

“Over the years, I’d neglected my teeth because of the dreaded fear of the dentist. Greetings by the friendly office staff and Dr. Boyd’s  handshake eradicated that fear. Dr. Boyd’s expertise has not only saved my teeth, but also made my smile shine and given me back my self-confidence with teeth that I never thought I could have. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Gerry

“Since I was a teenager I have been very self-conscious about my teeth. They are naturally yellow in colour and despite having had braces, they relapsed into a crooked state. I met with Dr. Boyd and he offered me the opportunity to change. So, yes, I had a smile makeover and I am very happy and confident! Now I have a great smile! My teeth feel perfectly natural. My bite is correct. I would recommend this process to anyone who would like to restore his or her smile.”
Lou

Patient last names have been removed to respect their privacy.

 

 

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

(250) 656-7553