As we begin to see more news about COVID-19 (coronavirus), Smile Center will be taking some additional steps to protect the health and safety of our patients and team.

We adhere to the ADA and CDC cleaning guidelines at all times, and all standard sterilization measures are followed.

Additionally, we have increased our daily cleaning and disinfecting measures to include frequently-touched surfaces, such as counter tops, door handles, bathroom surfaces, and more. We encourage our staff to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands thoroughly. We encourage our patients to do the same.

During this time we will be available only for emergencies. If you have a true emergency please call 716-634-4090

If you answer YES to any of the following questions, please CALL OUR OFFICE to reschedule your appointment. No cancellation fee or penalty will apply. Answer Questions
  • Have you traveled outside of the continental US in the past 14 days?
  • Have you traveled to/from high-risk areas in the US or on a cruise ship in the past 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient within 14 days of symptom onset?
  • Do you currently have a fever or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough, shortness of breath)?
  • Do you feel ill in any way?
Just like with our patients, we have asked our team members to stay home if they feel ill. Your health and well being are our top priority. We are monitoring the situation and updating our standards and policies as new information emerges. We promise to do everything in our power to keep you safe.

Please call our office if you have any questions.

Buffalo area, dental center strives to make implants affordable for everyone

Happy elderly man on a review of a dentist, sitting in a chair

In the early 1980s, the Smile Center brought dental implants to the Greater Buffalo area. Since that time, Dr. Gordon Kent and his team have pioneered other concepts to make the procedure affordable. We want to assure your needs and wants, not your budget, is the driving force behind treatment. We take great pride in catering to those who may have fear over a procedure, and some of that fear may not be pain-associated but, rather, associated with a price tag.

So many options under one roof

The Smile Center stands out from other dental providers in the region due to our ability to make your new tooth root (the implant itself) and the crown (the part of the tooth you see above the gum line) in-house. Furthermore, Dr. Kent can place the implant. With many other general practitioners, you must drive to another specialist who will surgically place the manmade implant.

We save you time and money by offering all services – from the consultation to the crown and follow-up, eliminating the need to drive to different offices.

Like our services, our payment options are also highly comprehensive and defy the “norm” you may have come to expect from dentists’ offices. We can stretch your payment over a longer period through our partnerships with Care Credit and American Health Care Card. This means a smaller monthly payment for you, and quite often at no interest if paid off within a specific period (for qualifying borrowers).

We can work with your specific case to match you with a payment plan that works within your budget.

Notably, we offer the Smile Center Plan. For a low annual fee, you get the following to help shoulder the costs of your new tooth:

  • 15 percent savings on standard fees
  • Free non-orthodontic dental X-rays
  • Two free examinations
  • Free emergency care
  • Free oral hygiene instruction

Our SCP members also get two polishings, two fluoride treatments, and nutritional counseling included in the annual fee.

While it’s sometimes hard to look down the road and see how today’s dental concerns may impact your future, know that by getting a new tooth or teeth solidly rooted to your jawbone (to look and function just like your natural tooth) you may be avoiding problems over the longer term that could cost you much more. Tooth loss compounds, adding up to problems with pronouncing words or eating the foods you once enjoyed. Your nutrition (and overall health) may suffer.

If we find implants are the best solution for you, we will work to find a way to make it happen from a cost perspective and avoid any complications caused by missing teeth. See us for affordable dental implants in Buffalo NY by first scheduling an appointment at 716-634-4090.

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I enjoyed the smile center, the staff over there are very nice. I really liked the hygienist Mary, she is so sweet and she made me feel very comfortable. She is very easy to talk to.