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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




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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.

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Aesthetic Dentistry
...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...

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          

Patient Education
Cosmetic & General Dentistry Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Crowns & Bridgework Fillings Gummy Smiles Inlays & Onlays Mouthguards for Adults Mouthguards for Children Nitrous Oxide Porcelain Veneers Removable Dentures Smile Makeover Snoring & Sleep Apnea Teeth Whitening TMDTooth-Colored Fillings Tooth Contouring & Reshaping Tooth Decay Prevention Tooth Wear Endodontics Combined Root Canal & Gum Problems Cracked Teeth Root Canal Retreatment Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy) Root Canal Treatment Root Canal Treatment FAQs Root Canal Treatment for Children Tooth Sensitivity Whitening Traumatized Teeth Implant Dentistry Bone Grafting Dental Implants FAQs Fixed Dentures Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants Oral Health Aging & Dental Health Antibiotic Premedication for Dental Treatments Bad Breath Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums Diabetes & Oral Health Dry MouthEating Disorders & Oral Health Fluoride Geographic Tongue Nutrition & Oral Health Oral Cancer Oral Piercings Osteoporosis & Oral Health Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health Preventive Dentistry Professional Teeth Cleanings Stress & Oral Habits Oral Hygiene How To Brush How To Floss Interdental Cleaning Devices Mouthrinses Oral Hygiene for Kids Toothpaste Oral Surgery Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures Bone Grafting Extractions Headaches & Migraines Oral Cancer Screening Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies Sedation Dentistry Wisdom Teeth Orthodontics Adolescent Orthodontic Care Adult Orthodontic Treatmen tBrushing & Flossing with Braces Early Orthodontic Treatment Invisalign for Adults Invisalign for Teens Post-Orthodontic Care Types of Braces Orthodontic Emergencies Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene Your First Orthodontic Appointment Pediatric Dentistry Age One Dental Visit Fluoride & Your Child Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth Sealants Space Maintainers Teething Thumb Sucking Periodontal Therapy Cosmetic Gum Surgery Gum Grafting Loose Teeth & Bite Problems Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Oral Systemic Connection Periodontal (Gum) Disease Periodontal Flap Surgery Professional Teeth Cleanings Ultrasonic Cleanings Technology Air Abrasion Anesthesia Wand Cone Beam CT Imaging Digital Dental Impressions Digital X-Rays Intra-Oral Camera Laser Decay Diagnosis Laser Dentistry Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)                

Tooth Extractions
General Procedure When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted...

Dental Services
... Bonding Crowns & bridgework Dental implants Fillings Gum and Bone Oral Surgery Orthodontics Orthodontic treatment Pediatric Dentistry Periodontal (gum) disease therapy Porcelain veneers Professional teeth cleanings Removable dentures Root Canal Root canal treatment Sealants Teeth whitening TMJ/TMD treatment Tooth extraction

Teeth Whitening
... Tooth decay, fillings and tartar build-up can cause discoloration...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...If it takes hold, it can form a cavity in the enamel and then progress deeper into the tooth — causing discomfort, difficulty eating and speaking, and a need for fillings or root canal treatment...

... Fillings do just what the name implies — seal a small hole in your tooth, i...

Inlays & Onlays
... Both inlays and onlays are considered “indirect” fillings, meaning that they are fabricated outside the mouth (generally at a dental laboratory), and then bonded to the tooth by the dentist...

Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you could have fillings that matched the natural color of your teeth so well that nobody could tell the difference, would you choose them over metal...

Loose Teeth & Bite Problems
...Replacing broken fillings and restoring worn teeth is also sometimes needed to create a more balanced bite, even when teeth are not loose...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
... A number of studies have shown that for many common dental procedures — cleanings, fillings and restorations, for example — it's safer to continue taking anticoagulant medications than to stop, even temporarily...

Bad Breath
...Bad breath may be caused by large, open cavities that need to be filled, or old, defective fillings that need to be repaired...

Preventive Dentistry
...They prevent cavities from forming and the need for fillings later on...

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

Air Abrasion
...Because it's a relatively fine-scale instrument, it isn't suitable for treating deep cavities or removing old metal fillings...

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...

Intra-Oral Camera
...It can also be used to give you a video tour of your entire mouth so that you can see things such as plaque deposits, decay, worn teeth, and broken or missing fillings...

Laser Decay Diagnosis
...You can expect: dramatically improved early cavity detection reduced size and possibly number of fillings that might be needed, thus possibly lowering the cost of dental treatments reduced chances of unnecessary exploration of teeth that are suspected to have cavities Here's how it works Using this noninvasive technology, your teeth are scanned to examine their structure...

Cracked Teeth
... Biting on hard objects, receiving a blow to the mouth, or having large cavities (or old amalgam fillings) that weaken the tooth's structure are also common causes of tooth fractures...

Root Canal Treatment
...Having multiple fillings or restorations on the same tooth increases the chances of this type of injury...

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...

...Extensive dental procedures (such as multiple fillings or restorations on the same tooth) may cause trouble; occasionally, even routine procedures like orthodontics may eventually lead to root canal problems...

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...

Dental Glossary
... Adhesive dentistry Term for dental restorations that involve "bonding" of composite resin or porcelain fillings to natural teeth...

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

Bruxism Tooth Grinding
... This condition has no specific cause, but is believed to be a combination of many factors, such as: Emotional stress - personalities characterized as aggressive, controlling, precise, or who have time urgency and achievement compulsion tend to develop bruxism malocclusion (teeth that are not aligned properly) children whose parents brux are more likely to develop this habit than children whose parents do not brux Signs of bruxism: tooth wear fractures of the teeth and fillings grinding noise noticed by a sleeping partner facial muscle pain and fatigue locking, cracking, and clicking of the jaws headaches tooth mobility sensitive teeth Treatment of bruxism: We can make you aware of the habit and suggest behavioral therapies to stop the bruxism...

Tooth Sensitivity
...Some of the most common treatments are: White fillings to cover exposed root surfaces Fluoride varnish applied to the exposed root surface Dentin sealer applied to the exposed root surface

... Before After Will my crowns, veneers or fillings whiten too...

CEREC One Appointment Crowns
...for an advanced dental restorative system that allows us to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment...

...When we spot decay sooner, the necessary fillings are typically simpler and shallower, preserving more of the tooth...

MagicFil™ Tooth Colored Fillings for Kids Kids love New MagicFil, a wonderful new filling material that comes in colors that kids like such as Ocean Blue, Wild Berry, Sunny Yellow, or Cool White Universal - with a generous sprinkling of sparkle without all the color...

Bruxism and Mouthguards
... Signs of bruxism: tooth wear fractures of the teeth and fillings grinding noise noticed by a sleeping partner facial muscle pain and fatigue locking, cracking, and clicking of the jaws headaches tooth mobility sensitive teeth Treatment of bruxism: We can make you aware of the habit and suggest behavioral therapies to stop the bruxism...

Fillings How Teeth Are Restored After diagnosing the problem and devising a treatment plan, the next step to restore a tooth to health is to make you comfortable...

Inlays and Onlays
... Please see the Crowns Gallery and the Fillings Gallery to view the types of results we can achieve with crowns, inlays, and onlays...

Teeth Whitening
... Tooth decay, fillings and tartar build-up can cause discoloration...

Crowns Gallery
...In her words, "All I have to do is open my mouth and my teeth are smiling!" This patient had crowns and large fillings on almost all of her top teeth...

Fillings Gallery
...Fillings may take one or two appointments...

Orthodontic Gallery
...The two teeth with silver fillings are still baby teeth...

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(250) 656-7553