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.

The process of Internal teeth whitening for Buffalo patients

Internal teeth whitening in Buffalo NY area

When a patient has undergone root canal therapy on a tooth, they may notice that the tooth becomes darkened. This can happen due to the filling used to seal the tooth after the treatment, among other reasons, but it can still be improved with a teeth whitening procedure called Internal teeth whitening. Buffalo residents can visit the Smile Center in order to have internal teeth whitening done on teeth that have previously had root canal treatment completed.

The process of internal teeth whitening is relatively simple. First, the dentist will place Vaseline on the lips to keep them from becoming dry and cracked, and will place a rubber dam into the mouth to protect the rest of the teeth from the whitening agent. A hole is created to access the inner portion of the tooth, and material is placed over the root canal filling to protect it from the whitening agents. Bleaching product is introduced into the tooth, and a temporary filling is placed to allow the bleach to work. The patient will return to the dental office approximately one week later to remove the bleaching agents and place a permanent filling. There may be instances when more than one bleaching treatment will be done, but this will depend on how the tooth is responding to the treatment.

This is one way to address the discoloration of a tooth after a root canal. Other possibilities include the placement of a veneer or dental crown over the tooth to hide the discoloration. However, in some cases, internal teeth whitening may be the best, most affordable option to lighten the tooth.

The team at the Smile Center in Buffalo is proud to offer internal teeth whitening and they will help patients improve their smile by whitening teeth that have previously had root canal treatment. This is a wonderful way to target a single tooth and improve its appearance without having to undergo full teeth whitening for the entire smile. This targeted method is often recommended for patients who are experiencing the discoloration in just one tooth that has darkened due to root canal therapy.

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They are amazing there. They were willing to work with me regarding full dentures. They have been great over the last 2 years with the teeth pulling, surgeries and dealing with my temp dentures having to be adjusted due to weight loss. I still have yet to receive my permanent ones because I have more weight to loose, but they are wonderful there and so willing to work with you. They are all happy, polite and usually take you on time. I would recommend them to anyone. Terrific place. Wonderful staff and doctors! AAA++++