Our mission is to apply a unique combination of skills in cosmetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation and orthodontics to situations within our range of GENERAL DENTIST skills. A referral to a specialist is made when necessary and not all situations are treated with shorter treatment times.
Bower Dental is primarily operated by general dentists but we work in conjunction with specialists, including orthodontists to improve smiles. Those of us with greater experience mentor newer members to the team. Dr. Michael Y Zuk -GENERAL DENTIST- has made 'shorter term orthodontics' his area of focus as a way to combat the temptation for patients to choose instant orthodontics (porcelain veneers).
After many years of investigation it has been found that many 'miracle' orthodontic products are simply marketing hype. Manufacturers, salesman posing as lecturers and biased studies have made it confusing for the profession which has trusted this segment when we should have been more critical. Dr. Zuk researches various methods that proclaim to be helpful and reports concerns to the dental authorities. The studies suggest it is generally a good thing to reduce treatment time, but much disagreement on which 'advanced' methods really work and which do not.
Whether your teeth are the wrong shape, crooked, stained, or chipped, our dentists can often treat your teeth with minimal methods using various techniques and Health Canada certified materials. Unlike 'cosmetic dental offices' Dr. Zuk (senior -his son joined the practice last year) applies general orthodontics as a key foundation to an improved smile to reduce the need for porcelain restorations. He speaks out against the overuse of 'full mouth crowns' as a cure-all and is sometimes consulted by investigative television programs for his opinion on controversial topics in dentistry.
Efficient preventative care is key to having a healthy smile. Consistent checkups will allow our team to diagnose oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay before they spread and become a problem.
Teeth can become stained from the foods we eat and drink. A great way to bring back the brilliance and radiance of your smile is with Teeth Whitening treatments. In-office bleach treatments and at-home whitening custom trays are available options that may be discussed.
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