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.

There is no such thing as basic dental care from your Buffalo NY dentist

Dentist curing patients teeth

At Smile Center, every one of our patients is treated with the utmost dental care, whether they are seeing us for preventive treatment or for the repair of a tooth affected by a cavity. Even in our general dental services, there is no such thing as basic dental care. Our patients from Buffalo and other nearby NY cities, for instance, have tooth repair with natural looking composite fillings rather than the industry standard, amalgam.

We all deserve to feel confident laughing, talking, and sharing our smiles. Dark spots on teeth, even at the back of the mouth, may make you more apprehensive about smiling broadly or laughing, as they announce “Hey! I’ve had dental work done!” For many years, the only alternative to amalgam fillings was to invest in cosmetic treatments such as porcelain crowns. Today, tooth repair does not have to cost you your beautiful smile. With composite dental fillings, Dr. Kent restores strength to damaged teeth while also retaining natural beauty.

Composite resin fillings are made to match the color of surrounding tooth structure perfectly. This material is used in dentistry in restorative treatments and in a cosmetic way, if bonding is performed. A combination of glass and quartz in a resin base, these fillings are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they are also free of metal.

In just a few steps, composite fillings aptly repair teeth. After numbing the area, we will isolate the tooth and keep it dry. The damaged portion of the tooth is then gently removed with a great deal of precision. A benefit to this process is that composite is applied directly to the tooth, where it is bonded into place. This means that your dentist is able to preserve a greater amount of natural tooth structure. The application of composite resin is completed in layers, and the material is hardened with a special light. The filling is then expertly shaped to restore a comfortable bite.

A bit more work may go into the placement of tooth-colored composite resin fillings, but our patients are worth it. These fillings, being metal free, tend to expand and contract at a rate more compatible with natural enamel. Their bonding to the tooth actually strengthens the overall structure, leading to long lasting function. Perhaps right up there as a primary benefit is the fact that your smile looks gorgeous and all natural.

Contact Smile Center in Buffalo to receive the standard of dental care you deserve.

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I have been a Smile Center patient for 5 years now and I have always had a pleasant experience. The staff are super friendly and very informative and attentive to your needs. I’ve had crown work as well as cavity fillings and regular teeth cleanings and my experience is always a good one. I recommend them for all your periodontal needs.