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.

Denture procedures have improved significantly in Buffalo NY

Dental technician presenting dental prosthesis

The mouth is a vital part of our emotional and physical health. It is easy to take the overall purpose of the mouth for granted, assuming that our teeth will last us our lifetime. Sadly, this is not the case for every person. One of the greatest aspects of dentistry is helping our patients prevent dental problems and keep their healthy smiles as long as possible. We also pride ourselves on offering impeccable restorative care for those who need it.

Rest assured that, although we take your oral health seriously, you do not receive lectures from your experienced Buffalo dentist. Dr. Gordon Kent has treated many patients and many degrees of oral health. Whether we are consulting with a patient for preventive care or preparing for tooth replacement, we do so with compassion and extensive skill.

One of the services we are most proud of is the immediate denture process. Of the various tooth replacement procedures available in Buffalo NY, immediate dentures provide significant benefits to the patient.

Immediate denture treatment at Smile Center offers a number of benefits including:

  • The smile’s appearance is immediately restored, allowing you to remain fully confident in your smile.
  • Because dentures are made before the extraction procedure, and placed right after the affected tooth or teeth are removed, the clot or clots that form are better stabilized, expediting healing.
  • The immediate placement of a denture appliance facilitates continued normalcy in chewing function. Patients may wish to resume eating with softer foods, adding those that require more chewing as the gums continue to heal.
  • Immediate dentures can prevent speaking difficulties, which may occur if front teeth are extracted.
  • Bone resorption is decreased when dentures are placed onto ridges immediately after extraction.
  • Immediate dentures are easy to adjust as the gums progressively change shape in the healing phase.
  • Because this type of denture appliance is designed when teeth remain in the mouth, the overall height of dentures is better gauged. Our dentures are designed to recreate your naturally beautiful smile.

Tooth replacement has evolved so significantly in the past several decades that your new smile can look as beautiful as natural teeth do. Contact Smile Center to learn more about immediate denture treatment.

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