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.

Buffalo, NY dentist explains the benefits of immediate dentures to patients in the 14225 area

Ceramic dentures and crowns on gray background

Most people believe that the teeth they lose in childhood, the ones that were replaced by shiny coins left by the tooth fairy, are the only teeth they will ever lose. For some individuals, this turns out to be true. Many others, however, face tooth loss during their adult years. The tooth loss can be caused by decay inside the tooth, gum disease, or even physical damage caused by an accident.

When a tooth is lost, most patients want to have it fixed, and quickly. Replacing the missing tooth is important, not only for aesthetics and appearance, but also because the teeth provide necessary support to the rest of the mouth and the face. Teeth can also impact the way a person speaks and eats. To that end, Dr. Gordon Kent of the Smile Center in Buffalo, NY, is committed to helping his patients get back their happy, healthy and functional smile. One way that Dr. Kent helps his patients in the 14225 area smile brightly again is with immediate dentures.

Immediate dentures are an excellent choice for patients who have to have several, or an entire set of teeth, replaced. Once the patient opts for full dentures, he or she is typically given the option of having dentures created prior to having the teeth extracted. To do this, the dentist will use impressions of the patient’s teeth and have the dentures fabricated to be an exact match in a dental lab. Because the dentures are made before the original teeth come out, patients can have the teeth extracted and receive their new smile in the same appointment.

Most patients find the quick turnaround to be the greatest benefit of immediate dentures. They can leave the appointment feeling confident about their appearance. However, it’s important to note that immediate dentures are not meant to be permanent. Instead they are simply a temporary solution to fill the gap and maintain a person’s confidence. A person’s permanent dentures will be of better quality and will fit better, ensuring that they don’t slip or cause the patient discomfort.

Dr. Kent and his team have been helping patients achieve their happiest and healthiest of smiles for many years. The team has earned a reputation for being a trusted and respected dental practice due to their quality of care and commitment to treating each patient as a valued member of their family. For more information about immediate, or permanent, dentures, call the Smile Center today.

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