At Drs. Boyd, our high-end dental practice is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest techniques and tools for the sake of our patients. These modern touches have several valuable benefits, from increased comfort to more precise diagnostics to higher efficiency throughout the treatment process. Being able to exceed your expectations and create superior, lasting smile improvements is always our doctors’ priority! Please contact us today here in Midtown Manhattan to schedule a first visit, or if you have any questions.
There is a lot of valuable information about your oral health that is fully hidden beneath the teeth, gums, and bone. In order to gain a comprehensive understanding of our patients’ smiles for further treatment, the Drs. Boyd will use digital radiography. These X-rays are a big improvement when compared to traditional film, as they can be viewed within seconds and do not require any development in a darkroom. The online files can be color-coded, magnified, rotated, and otherwise manipulated to improve your understanding of the findings as our patient. Any radiation exposure is also greatly reduced for added safety!
Physical impressions have been a staple of restorative dentistry for countless years now, but they come with several big pitfalls too. Patients often feel uncomfortable and may even gag when holding the material in their mouth, and time-consuming retakes are a possibility as well. In order to improve both accuracy and comfort, our practice has invested in digital impression technology. Now, a highly detailed and accurate impression of the patient’s smile can be captured with just a few no-contact scans of the mouth.
Do you feel extremely nervous or frightened when faced with a syringe? Our team understands that the injection of anesthetic, while important, can be an uncomfortable process for many patients. That’s why we now utilize the Wand for a smoother, worry-free process! This technology uses a non-threatening, pen-like device to deliver the numbing agent, and the attached computer will carefully control the flow of anesthetic to make it smooth and comfortable.
Some sources estimate that up to 75% of the population here in the United States struggle with a mild to advanced form of dental-related phobia. At Drs. Boyd, patients can always look forward to receiving compassionate, comfortable care, but we understand that some may need a stronger approach when it comes to combating these negative emotions. Nitrous oxide (more commonly known as “laughing gas”) is available upon request to soothe frazzled nerves and create a sense of relaxation throughout your appointment. Once treatment is complete, patients will be able to recover very quickly as well and get back to their busy routine without delay.