There are more than 400 general dentists to choose from in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metro. General dentists make up the bulk of the 143,000 dentists reportedly practicing in North America.
Many general dentists’ offices don’t have the breadth and depth of services offered by the Smile Center. The typical standard procedures include:
- Examination of teeth, gums, jaw
- Preventive sealants, hygiene education
- Removal of tooth decay
- Repair of cracked, damaged teeth
- Cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening
- Placement of restorations, appliances such as crowns, dentures
As a jack-of-all-trades, general practitioners frequently refer patients to one of nine types of specialists, including endodontists for difficult root canal therapies or oral or maxillofacial surgeons for sedation dentistry and dental implants.
Modern dental implants were born in the 1950s. By the mid-1980s, Dr. Kent was rebuilding teeth from the root up with this procedure, making the Smile Center the first office in Greater Buffalo to do so. This unmatched experience applies to every step of the process from the surgery to the position of the new tooth root in the jaw to the restored tooth itself.
While many dentists administer “laughing gas” to help patients relax, the Smile Center met strict licensing requirements to safely administer higher levels of enteral and IV sedation. Additional options help our most skittish patients feel comfortable when undergoing even the most complex treatments.
Overall, depth of experience isn’t sacrificed for breadth of experience at the Smile Center. These two characteristics exist in harmony to benefit our patients.
More than a diverse menu of services
The American Dental Association underscores the importance soliciting recommendations before making an appointment with a new dentist. The many positive reviews we have received from patients over the years are cause to smile and evidence that our tagline (“We cater to cowards”) is more than lip service. When patients tell us they actually look forward to seeing our team, it is confirmation our approach to services is working. After all, it’s unheard of to look forward to a dental appointment, right?
We also offer a number of options you may not have heard of, because they aren’t typical of dentist offices nationally, or in our area of the state. For example, the Smile Center Plan eliminates stress associated with how to pay for procedures. Members without insurance or other dental plans get the treatments they need at discounted prices. Free exams and cleanings are included within the annual fee.
Immediate dentures are another option you will not see at every office. By placing healing dentures during the same appointment as the extraction of remaining teeth, you will never be toothless. With some remaining teeth present, our team can better recreate the natural shape, shade, and position of your teeth. Even if you have other types of dental insurance, we can reduce financial stress with financing plans to stretch the remaining balance of your denture or other restoration over a longer timeframe.
Compassionate, convenient care for the long haul
We know the importance of establishing a relationship with a dentist you can trust. A CDC study estimates 25 percent to 50 percent of damaging tooth decay can be prevented with professional cleaning, fluoride gels and varnishes.
Regardless of where you are at in your journey to dental health, when searching for the best dentist in Buffalo, NY 14225, we would be honored if that search ended at the Smile Center. Schedule a time to visit us for the first time ever or to reconnect with us.