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.

Caring for dentures after treatment from your dentist in Buffalo

Dentists discuss particular case

Living with teeth that are severely damaged, or are missing altogether, can be embarrassing, inconvenient, uncomfortable, and more. Smile restoration with dentures can change the way you feel about your smile, as well as the way you experience life. Working with a talented denture dentist in Buffalo, you can regain the confidence you may have lost when the condition of your teeth became poor.

Not only does Dr. Kent design beautiful permanent dentures, he understands the importance of a lovely smile even after the removal of remaining teeth. At Smile Center, our patients can benefit from the immediate seating of a temporary denture appliance, with or without dental implants. This facilitates healing and allows you to feel confident in your smile right away.

Dentures may be made of materials that will resist the effects of oral bacteria, but this does not mean that they cannot be damaged. Oral hygiene is an important part of the healing process while awaiting permanent dentures. Additionally, this interim denture appliance needs to be cared for to avoid damage.

Some of the recommendations for denture care include:

  • Cleaning daily to eliminate oral bacteria and prevent plaque buildup. Your dentist will discuss with you precisely how to clean immediate dentures during the first week of healing, as appliances may need to remain in the mouth at all times until a follow up appointment.
  • When it is appropriate to remove dentures for cleaning, appliances should be cleaned over a soft surface. Some people place a towel in the sink as a precautionary measure. If dentures are dropped onto a hard surface, they may break.
  • Abrasive toothpastes can damage dentures, creating small scratches in their surface. There are numerous cleansers and brushes recommended for denture cleaning. Brushes will have softer bristles that clean without scratching. Adding a small amount of denture cleanser is all that’s necessary to keep appliances clean and smelling fresh.
  • Storage is an important factor for dentures, which may seem like a chew-toy for pets. In order to keep a denture safe when it is not in the mouth, it may be placed in a glass of plain water. This keeps materials hydrated in addition to creating a safe spot where pets and small hands may not reach.

We see many people who desire immediate dentures after tooth loss or removal. Our friendly dental team can help you determine the most suitable treatment for you, and help you learn to care for your new dentures. Contact Smile Center at 716-634-4090 for more information.

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The Smile Center has been a reliable office for over 6 years! I have been greeted warmly, treated with respect and welcomed into their family. The hygienists (shoutout to Mary) especially make the appointment a pleasant experience. The wait time is almost always under 10 minutes. The front desk people are on top of the game as well! Definitely recommend.