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.

The procedure for dental implants in Buffalo

Doctor showing tooth implants to female patient in modern dental clinic

Keeping your smile healthy and beautiful is our priority at The Smile Center in Buffalo. We want you to keep your natural teeth for your entire lifetime. Unfortunately, conditions such as decay, disease, or injury can cause you to lose your adult teeth. When this happens, there is no need to worry; you are in good hands. With dental implants, you can have your teeth restored with comfort and stability.

The Consultation

Anyone who is interested in receiving dental implants for missing teeth will first start with a consultation appointment. During this visit, we take the time to learn more about your concerns and your goals for restorative dental treatment. We will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and discuss your options for treatment. You are free to ask us any questions you have about the procedure and recovery time and we will do our best to address any of your concerns. If we determine that you are a candidate for dental implants, we can move forward with scheduling your procedure.

The placement

Dental implants are placed during a minor oral surgery. We offer patients sedation so that they can relax and be comfortable during their procedure.

The implant is then placed over the bone through a small incision into the gum tissue. Once the implant is in place, you will be fitted with a temporary restoration to allow healing time. The healing process for dental implants is extremely important. It is during this time that the implant fuses with the jawbone and becomes part of the structure of the mouth. Once the implant is healed and securely in place, it can be topped with an abutment to hold the restoration.

Your new smile

Your dental implants can be completed with a crown, bridge, or dentures, depending on the number of teeth you are missing.

Your new dental implant restoration will look, feel, and work just like your natural teeth. Our patients all say they are thrilled with how natural their new smiles feel. Many of them even receive remarks on how wonderful their smile looks.

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Mary the hygienist was absolutely amazing! I was a nervous wreck when I went in for a cleaning today and from the start she made sure that her main concern was to make sure I was comfortable and my nerves were under control. My routine cleaning ended up turning in to a bit more of challenge, but Mary went above and beyond to make sure that I was okay. She treated me like family instead of just another scared patient and that was more than I could’ve asked for. I would highly recommend her for any and all of your dental hygiene needs!