Drs. Smith and Domingue
200 Beaullieu Drive Bldg. 2 Lafayette, LA 70508
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In our office, we embrace advanced dental techniques and technologies while honoring our commitment to providing compassionate, patient-centered care.
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Jerome Smith | Doctor
Dr. J. Jerome Smith

Dr. J. Jerome Smith graduated cum laude from the University of Louisiana, then completed his studies at LSU’s School Dentistry. He has been practicing comprehensive, state-of-the art dentistry for more than 35 years. For the past three decades, he has focused on implant dentistry and comprehensive adult reconstructive care.

Among Dr. Smith’s many career highlights are receiving recognition as a Diplomate for the International Congress of Oral Implantology and serving as a Past Continuing Education Chairman for the Academy of General Dentistry. He also serves as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at LSU School of Dentistry. He is involved with Latin World Ministries Dental/Medical Project and the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic.

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Daniel Domingue | Doctor
Dr. Danny Domingue

Dr. Daniel Domingue was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, graduating from St. Thomas More. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for his undergraduate degree, then completed his DDS degree at the LSU School Dentistry in New Orleans. Prior to joining his uncle’s practice, he practiced dentistry for several years in Lake Charles.

Dr. Domingue has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including Diplomate from the American Board of Oral Implantology, the highest award possible for general dentists practicing implantology. He was the youngest dentist to ever receive this recognition.

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  • “ Dr. Smith and Domingue are absolutely amazing! They do amazing work and they are very accommodating. Dr. Domingue saw me on Labor day to do an emergency fix for me on his day off! They have the nicest staff. I recommend them 100%.”
    Alivia F.
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  • “ I have had the best experience with Dr. Domingue and his staff! He's kind, professional, and is extremely involved with every aspect of the patient care. His staff is one of the friendliest I have ever met. They don't only work in your mouth, they form real professional relationships. Dr. Domingue recently told me he was going to work with my time because, "you are way busier than I am". What a humble statement! I was so impressed when he recently shared that he was going on a mission trip to serve in Mexico. I think he is a gift to the lafayette community, and everyone needs to know.”
    Laura M.
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  • “ Most people don't enjoy going to the dentist but I actually do. Dr. Domingue is extremely caring and knowledgeable and the entire staff is so kind every time I have an appointment. Thank you for your excellent service! I HIGHLY recommend this group.”
    Hannah B.
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Placement and Restoration of Dental Implants in Lafayette, LA

Tooth loss can make simple everyday actions like chewing and speaking a challenge. You also have to deal with the embarrassment of a noticeable gap in your smile, which can have a devastating affect on your self-esteem. 

We don’t want you to have to live with this situation a moment longer than necessary! State-of-the-art dental implants placed by Dr. Jerome Smith and Dr. Daniel Domingue can restore your appearance and self-confidence and allow you to enjoy eating all your favorite foods again. 

Both Dr. Jerome Smith and Dr. Daniel Domingue have received recognition as Diplomates for the International Congress of Oral Implantology for their outstanding work in Implant Dentistry. Their experience, combined with state-of-the-art technology, ensures that the implant procedure at our Lafayette, LA dental office will be uncomplicated and stress-free.

How Dental Implants Work

A dental implant consists of three parts:

Diagram of a dental implant | Lafayette Dental ImplantsThe implant – An implant is a small titanium post that is placed in the optimal position in your jaw. After placement, it is allowed to heal and form a secure bond with surrounding bone and tissue.
The abutment – This is a small connector piece that is attached to the implant to secure the dental restoration after the implant has healed.
The restoration – A restoration may be a crown, bridge or denture. As part of the treatment planning process, our doctors will go over the benefits of each and help you decide which option is best for you.

Titanium is biocompatible so, over time, the implant forms a secure bond with surrounding bone and tissues. After healing is complete, the implant provides a permanent, stable foundation for the restoration - crown, bridge, or denture - that will be attached to it to restore function and appearance.

State-of-the-Art Dental Implant Placement

Our doctors’ advanced training allows them to offer you the benefit of state-of-the-art technology that makes placement of your implant an uncomplicated, straightforward process. In order to provide you with the best possible outcome, we have invested in 3-D Cone Beam Computerized Tomography Imaging (CBCT).

CBCT is used to measure the quantity and quality of bone for optimal placement of your dental implant. This technology allows us to identify the quality and quantity of the jawbone as well as anatomical features like teeth, sinuses, airways, and nerves and tissues in your mouth. These high-resolution images ensure highly accurate placement of your dental implant for the best possible outcome.

Drs. Domingue and Smith have decades of experience with dental implant placement, which makes placement of your implant a stress-free process. However, every patient is unique, so we are pleased to offer various sedation methods, including IV sedation, for your complete comfort. 

The Results Will Make You Want to Smile Again!

Although implant placement at our Lafayette, LA is highly advanced, the results are basic; you will be able to smile with confidence again! No more embarrassing moments in front of friends or co-workers while you try to hide your smile or chew your favorite foods. 

Dental implants restore not only your oral health, but your appearance and self-confidence as well. If you would like to learn more about our state-of-the-art dental implant placement, please call our office to arrange a convenient consultation with one of our experienced doctors.