We are pleased to announce that we are now permitted to provide all dental procedures and services. Our communities have been through a lot over the last few months. Smile Center is committed to the safety of our patients and our team. We will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. We thank you for your understanding during this changing time.

We follow recommendations and guidelines made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This allows us to make sure that our infection control procedures are up-to-date and enables us to provide the safest environment for our patients and our team.

Smile Center has implemented additional safety precautions to help protect our patients and staff. We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that promotes social distancing and allows for adequate time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between appointments.

Upon arrival at our office,
  • Call us before entering the building to let us know you have arrived. We will call or text you once the office is ready for you to enter.
  • We ask that patients enter the office unaccompanied.
  • A member of our team will meet you at the door to take your temperature with a contactless thermometer.
  • Every person entering the office is expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry.
  • A COVID-19 questionnaire will be reviewed with you.

Clear plastic screens (sneeze guards) have been installed at the front desk to minimize exposure to airborne pathogens. Air exchange devices and new suction systems have been obtained and are being used to ensure the safety of patients and team.

Our doctors and staff will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).

Thank you for being part of our family dental practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back.

Achieving your best smile with immediate dentures from your Buffalo dentist

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Replacing missing teeth is a very personal form of treatment, which we handle with great care at Smile Center. It is our goal that each patient achieves his or her best smile with custom designed restorations, such as or implant retained dentures, or immediate dentures, in our state of the art Buffalo practice.

Dentures have long been a viable restoration after the loss of a few teeth, or all teeth. The invention of dental implants has changed the tooth replacement process forever, opening the doors for greater function, greater comfort, and ultimate confidence. Using this innovative technology in conjunction with a full or partial denture appliance combines the best of both worlds for cost-effective restoration.

Dental implants differ from traditional dentures in that these individual prosthetics, designed as posts with connections to artificial teeth, are situated within the jawbone. Over the decades that traditional dentures have been used, many patients have found them to be somewhat uncomfortable or unreliable, as this type of appliance sits on top of gum tissue.

Dr. Kent is very precise in his measurements and design process for dentures. However, our patients can choose to have them made for use with dental implants. Implant-retained dentures are incredibly secure, as the appliance will snap onto a few dental implants, which have been carefully inserted into healthy jawbone. Over the course of a few months, the implant post becomes fused to bone tissue, securing it into place for lifelong function.

There are significant benefits to adding a few dental implants for the stability of a denture appliance. One primary reason for choosing this level of restoration is comfort. Secured onto implants, a denture appliance will not rub against the gums. This level of stability is also conducive to confident chewing of various types of foods. When speaking, laughing, and smiling, you will feel fully confident knowing that dentures are firmly in place, and will not move within the mouth, or fall out.

Immediate dentures can give you a brand new smile in as little as two hours. In a single appointment, as soon as any necessary extractions have been completed, we will place a beautiful, natural looking healing denture. When the healing is complete, in about three months, we will craft your final denture with precision. You don’t have to spend a single toothless day with this innovative option.

It is our intention to provide the highest level of personalized care to each patient. We offer a number of solutions to help you regain confidence in your smile, and work with you to accomplish your goals.

Contact Smile Center to learn more about immediate dentures, and implant-retained dentures 716-634-4090.

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The experience with my tooth being extracted went well. There was no pain during or after. I will definitely recommend the Smile Center to my friends.