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.

Solving your dental concerns with immediate denture treatments in Buffalo NY

Dental prosthesis working on the denture

The consequences of tooth loss extend beyond the physical effects in the smile. There can also be a significant emotional impact due to functional limitations and an unattractive appearance. At Smile Center, we collaborate with each individual patient to resolve dental concerns quickly while gaining long-term benefits. When possible, immediate denture treatments are discussed during consultation for tooth replacement in our Buffalo practice.

What are immediate dentures?

An immediate denture is a full appliance that is made in a dental lab prior to the extraction procedure. On the day that teeth are extracted, this temporary denture will be ready for immediate placement. By seating a full denture right after extraction, your dentist helps you maintain your level of confidence and emotional wellbeing while your gums heal over the course of several weeks.

Immediate dentures are beneficial in sustaining peace of mind and a healthy self-image. Additionally, patients who wear dentures immediately after the tooth extraction experience a shorter healing period, less bleeding and swelling, and improved comfort. Because zero time is spent without teeth, the transition to speaking with dentures may also occur more quickly.

Why the immediate denture is only temporary

Immediate dentures are intended for short-term wear only. This appliance is designed to fit over gums during a time of healing, in which the overall structure will change quite a bit in a short period. Though we create immediate dentures to look very natural and to be functional, they will require multiple adjustments due to the speed at which swelling in the gums subsides. Additionally, a certain degree of bone loss is to be expected in the first year after tooth extraction.

Once the oral structure has reached a peak of transition, the final denture is created with the intent of lifetime use with periodic adjustments.

Immediate dentures can greatly improve your transition into your new smile. Learn more at Smile Center in Buffalo, NY.

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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.