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.

Buffalo NY dentist focuses on patient experience with an efficient and safe approach to cosmetic treatments

Beautiful asian woman smile with healthy teeth whitening

It may come as no surprise that the most common types of cosmetic dental procedures include facings and whitening. Who doesn’t want a luminous, bright, non-dingy smile?

These options are also an easy way to achieve a dramatic difference in your smile. When you have a nice smile, the whole world seemingly smiles with you. Numerous studies have found, among other things, that attractive smiles are more coveted than a thinner physique, wrinkle-free skin, and spider vein-free legs.

Since whitening treatments and facings are so popular, it may also come as no surprise that many dental offices offer these options. Yet very few dental offices have the expertise, experience, and approach to cosmetic dentistry treatments offered by Dr. Gordon Kent and his team at the Smile Center.

Where health and aesthetics meet

Unlike other so-called “whitening” products offered in the store or mall kiosks, Dr. Kent’s preferred option uses customized trays designed to fit your mouth for maximum comfort and even application of the whitening gel. You get results but, more importantly, any side effects such as gum irritation are minimized.

Ease of treatment

Dr. Kent is the region’s dental implant pioneer. He handles every step of the dental implant process, including surgery to place the implant or “new tooth root” — processes typically farmed out to specialists. Furthermore, any restorations such as crowns are made in Dr. Kent’s office. As such, there is no need to send impressions to a lab where technicians then make your new tooth or tooth structure.

Restorations designed and made in-house include facings. Courtesy of these thin layers of ceramic applied to the front of your teeth, you can walk into the Smile Center office with very dark or gray stains, chips, gaps, and misshapen teeth and walk out with an improved smile — free of spacing issues, discoloration, and irregular edges and surfaces.

Other dentists who send restorations to a partner lab must schedule a second appointment with the patient. During the first appointment, teeth are prepared to “accept” the facing(s). This involves removing a minuscule amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the facing. Impressions are taken, which then go to the lab that makes the restoration.

Another appointment would be necessary after the facing is completed by lab technicians. During this second visit, the facing is checked to assure it looks natural and fits properly, at which point it is finally bonded securely to the tooth.

Dr. Kent handles every step of this process within one appointment. There is no need to take more time off work or to wait to enjoy your new and improved teeth.

The Smile Center walks you through these and any other procedures to improve the look and even the function of your teeth. Dr. Kent and his team can also help ease the cost burden, through frequent discounts on these and other services.

The Smile Center Plan also provides savings on standard treatments and complementary procedures for one, low annual fee. A number of financing options are available to fit every financial situation, budget, and preference. Call your cosmetic dentist of choice in Buffalo NY at 716-634-4090.

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I can’t say it enough how much I love the Smile Center. Laura and Dr. Kent were so patient and kind with my entire denture process. Laura’s daughter Alicia is absolutely wonderful, she’s as sweet as her mom and takes her time with any adjustment I need. I would recommend this office time and time again. Keep up the great work!