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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

 

 

 

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Patient Information | Smile Services | Before and After Gallery

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Crowns & Bridgework
Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this...

Gummy Smiles
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns or veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...

Porcelain Veneers
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns of your teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Oral Piercings
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns, for example) may be even more prone to damage...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Anesthesia Wand
... It provides painless injections for all routine dental treatments including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...

Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
...The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...

Technology
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns and coming back weeks later for permanent ones! Cone Beam CT Imaging...

Smile Gallery
... Bonding Gallery Crowns Gallery Dentures Gallery Fillings Gallery Implant Gallery Orthodontic Gallery Periodontal Gallery Root Canal Gallery Six Month Smiles Gallery Veneers Gallery Whitening Gallery

Cosmetic Dentistry
...Cavities that reoccur form next to existing restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, etc...

Gum and Bone
...This includes crowns, implants, or other substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and aesthetics of all of the structures and tissues...

Root Canal
...Back teeth often need crowns since a great amount of tooth structure may be lost from decay, which makes them more susceptible to fracture...

Dental Glossary
...Crowns can be made of porcelain, gold, stainless steel, or composite...

Post Op Instructions
... Crowns and Bridges Post Op Dentures Post Op Extractions Post Op Fillings Post Op Gum Surgery Post Op Porcelain Veneers Post Op Root Canal Post Op Scaling and Root Planing Post Op

AcquaBrite
...Sometimes very white crowns can look artificial because they are made of porcelain...

CEREC One Appointment Crowns
CEREC® - One Appointment Crowns What is CEREC...

E4D Same-Day Crowns
E4D Same Day Crowns   Before E4D, patients would have to have temporary crowns placed while they waited for their customized permanent crown to be created by a lab...

Snap On Smile
...Previously, invasive and costly treatments like veneers, crowns and bonding were the only options available to people with stained teeth...

Bridges
... Please see our Crowns Gallery, which contains some examples of bridges, to see the types of treatment we can provide for you...

Crowns
Crowns A severely chipped front tooth The tooth prepared for a porcelain crown When the structure of an entire tooth is compromised, a crown, which covers all of the surfaces of the tooth, will need to be placed...

Dentures
...It can be attached to the teeth with clasps, which are like small metal "c" clamps that hug nearby teeth, or may be attached to teeth with crowns with precision attachments (hidden clasps)...

Fillings
...Examples of indirect restorations are crowns, inlays, and onlays...

Implants
...Once placed, the implants are used to support individual crowns, or bridges that are attached to the implants...

Inlays and Onlays
Restoring Back Teeth - Crowns, Onlays and Inlays Explained The cusp is the pointed or rounded projection on the chewing surface of the tooth...

Teeth Whitening
... NO! There is no whitening solution for most dental work such as fillings, crowns, veneers, or partial or full dentures...

Veneers
...If and when your gums recede in the future, you will not have a dark gray line as was common with older porcelain crowns...

All Teeth
...These small metal posts, called abutments, along with various connecting devices that allow multiple crowns to attach to the implants, complete the foundation on which your new teeth will be placed...

Crown Lengthening
...Crowns and/or bridges cannot be cemented with the edge of the crown near the bone, which is why crown lengthening is needed...

Before and After
Finally, a painless way to reshape and permanently whiten your smile! Chipped and Stained Spaced Teeth Good to Beautiful Fanged Teeth Replace Old Crowns and Bridgework Crooked and Stained Discolored and Uneven Tetracycline Stains

Bonding Gallery
...The options were porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, or composite veneers...

Crowns Gallery
Crowns are placed when the entire structure of a tooth is compromised or when missing teeth are replaced with fixed bridgework...

Implants Gallery
...In the top photo, he is wearing a removable partial denture, which did not match his other teeth, which were had porcelain crowns...

Crowns and Bridges Post Op
... Home Care: Although crowns and bridges are often the most durable of all restorations, the underlying tooth is still vulnerable to decay, especially at the interface between the tooth and crown...

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

(250) 656-7553