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 dentist explains how immediate dentures can restore a smile after periodontal disease

Man with a toothache

Periodontal disease can be detrimental to a patient’s smile and their overall health. Periodontal disease is known to affect not only an individual’s oral health, but also his or her body’s health and performance. Patients with gum disease and other inflammatory issues can experience an increased risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart attack. It is important that patients address their oral health care to avoid the progression of this disease to enjoy the benefits of a healthy mouth and body.

Dr. Kent, of Smile Center, understands the consequences of periodontal disease. Buffalo residents may experience the loss of gum tissue, bone, and natural teeth. When it is severe enough to affect a patient’s entire mouth and result in the loss of several teeth, patients may want to consider ways to restore their smile with restorative cosmetic dentistry. One way that this can be done is with dentures.

There are many different types of dentures, and Dr. Kent can discuss with patients the benefits of each and explain which one may be best for personal situations. However, many patients want a fast and affordable way to improve their smile until they have made a final decision regarding the type of restorative treatment they are considering for maintaining a beautiful smile. This is where immediate dentures can come into play.

Patients who want to maintain a beautiful smile even between dental treatments can benefit from immediate dentures. Immediate dentures allow patients to have new dentures in about two hours. The dentures are placed as soon as any extractions are made, and patients return the following day to ensure everything is fitting and functioning properly. As the mouth begins to heal from the extractions and treatment of periodontal disease, Buffalo patients can return to Dr. Kent’s office several months later to have him fabricate final dentures or to discuss other restorative options, such as dental implants.

Immediate dentures are a great way for patients to recover from severe periodontal disease. Buffalo area residents that are considering dentures after experiencing this condition can visit Dr. Kent for a consultation appointment and examination to determine their eligibility for treatment.

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I had surgery for immediate dentures on 21st November and I just have to say that Laura and Dr. Kent are amazing. I had absolutely no pain only a few tender spots and didn’t even need my prescribed pain medication! I read alot of horror stories on the internet and I would absolutely recommend going to The Smile Center if you choose to go through this process. Although these aren’t my final set of teeth, I can finally smile and not be ashamed of how I look! I have no doubt my finals will be even better! Thank you Dr. Kent and staff.