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.

How immediate full dentures from your Buffalo NY dentist are improved with dental implants

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When teeth have been weakened or damaged, leading to loss or the need for removal, your dentist’s goal is to restore your smile as quickly and as comfortably as possible. Dentures are one way in which your dentist can help you regain full function and your beautiful smile. At Smile Center, Dr. Kent offers immediate dentures to patients from Buffalo and other NY townships, bringing positive results that promote healthy smiles.

Full dentures have improved significantly over the past several years. Not only have the materials and techniques of conventional treatment progressed, but dentistry has evolved to a point where your dentist can now restore a higher degree of function to dentures in less time. The immediate denture process used at Smile Center is customized to each patient’s unique needs. In many cases, the insertion of a few dental implants adds a great deal of stability to the permanent denture appliance. Anchored to dental implants, dentures remain as stable as natural teeth while chewing, smiling, and laughing.

Some patients are able to have dental implants inserted immediately after extraction. Follow up on immediate implants with dentures has shown excellent integration and outcome. The reason immediate restoration with implant-supported dentures can be so advantageous is that the loss of a tooth leaves an empty socket. Over time, this socket is filled with new bone. Undergoing implant treatment when a socket has filled in means that more steps are needed for insertion of the implant, and more time for healing.

Rather than recreating a socket, immediate placement of implants and dentures after the extraction of unhealthy teeth uses the existing socket. Performing implant treatment at this time prevents the need for a secondary procedure, and facilitates optimal healing of bone tissue around the implant.

If you or someone you love is in need of full dentures, Smile Center offers precise treatment that restores function and beauty quickly. Our immediate dentures have helped many of our patients regain confidence in their smiles. Contact us today for more information on your options for immediate dentures.

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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.