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.

There are several advantages to full immediate dentures from your Buffalo NY dentist

Female dentist and patient at dental office looking at dental prosthetic and smiling

The way our teeth age and break down has not changed much throughout history, though the ways in which we can restore function after tooth loss has. Today, patients of the Smile Center can experience immediate restoration after failing teeth have been removed. Dr. Kent has years of experience crafting beautiful, well-fitting dentures for his patients, and this expedited process has improved the course of treatment.

Immediate dentures are just that – immediate. This interim denture appliance is crafted in our laboratory before the extraction of any remaining teeth, solving one of the biggest problems with conventional denture treatment: time without teeth. This method of tooth replacement allows you to get right back into your active life without feeling uncomfortable about your appearance.

There are several advantages to immediate dentures outside of the fact that you will not have to be seen without teeth. They include:

  • Designing dentures when there are still some teeth present allows greater similarity to your natural oral structure.
  • Immediate dentures covering the extraction sites provide protection and aid in healing. With the appliance worn most of the time, underlying tissues are less likely to become irritated and sensitive when chewing and speaking.
  • The immediate placement of dentures after extraction aids in the establishment of new speech patterns because you are training the oral structure to speak with dentures. The alternative is that you learn to speak without teeth, and then learn to speak with dentures, a longer process.
  • Chewing is more effective and more comfortable with immediate dentures than without teeth.
  • Facial structures are preserved with the placement of immediate dentures. When teeth are not quickly replaced, the cheeks have no support and sink inward.

Dr. Kent is dedicated to helping Smile Center patients recreate their best smiles after tooth loss or removal. Immediate dentures, for many, prove the ideal treatment, leading to functional chewing and confidence when speaking and smiling. You deserve to feel good about your smile. Contact our office at 716-634-4090 to learn more about immediate dentures.

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I have been a Smile Center patient for 5 years now and I have always had a pleasant experience. The staff are super friendly and very informative and attentive to your needs. I’ve had crown work as well as cavity fillings and regular teeth cleanings and my experience is always a good one. I recommend them for all your periodontal needs.