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 are several advantages to full immediate dentures from your Buffalo NY dentist

Female dentist and patient at dental office looking at dental prosthetic and smiling

The way our teeth age and break down has not changed much throughout history, though the ways in which we can restore function after tooth loss has. Today, patients of the Smile Center can experience immediate restoration after failing teeth have been removed. Dr. Kent has years of experience crafting beautiful, well-fitting dentures for his patients, and this expedited process has improved the course of treatment.

Immediate dentures are just that – immediate. This interim denture appliance is crafted in our laboratory before the extraction of any remaining teeth, solving one of the biggest problems with conventional denture treatment: time without teeth. This method of tooth replacement allows you to get right back into your active life without feeling uncomfortable about your appearance.

There are several advantages to immediate dentures outside of the fact that you will not have to be seen without teeth. They include:

  • Designing dentures when there are still some teeth present allows greater similarity to your natural oral structure.
  • Immediate dentures covering the extraction sites provide protection and aid in healing. With the appliance worn most of the time, underlying tissues are less likely to become irritated and sensitive when chewing and speaking.
  • The immediate placement of dentures after extraction aids in the establishment of new speech patterns because you are training the oral structure to speak with dentures. The alternative is that you learn to speak without teeth, and then learn to speak with dentures, a longer process.
  • Chewing is more effective and more comfortable with immediate dentures than without teeth.
  • Facial structures are preserved with the placement of immediate dentures. When teeth are not quickly replaced, the cheeks have no support and sink inward.

Dr. Kent is dedicated to helping Smile Center patients recreate their best smiles after tooth loss or removal. Immediate dentures, for many, prove the ideal treatment, leading to functional chewing and confidence when speaking and smiling. You deserve to feel good about your smile. Contact our office at 716-634-4090 to learn more about immediate dentures.

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Mary the hygienist was absolutely amazing! I was a nervous wreck when I went in for a cleaning today and from the start she made sure that her main concern was to make sure I was comfortable and my nerves were under control. My routine cleaning ended up turning in to a bit more of challenge, but Mary went above and beyond to make sure that I was okay. She treated me like family instead of just another scared patient and that was more than I could’ve asked for. I would highly recommend her for any and all of your dental hygiene needs!