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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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Removable Partial and Complete Dentures in Lafayette, LA

For many of our patients, partial and complete dentures are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. If you are missing all of your teeth on either the top or bottom (or both), dentures are an affordable way to replace those teeth. If you still have natural teeth, partials can fill in the places left by missing teeth.

The Advantages of Modern Dentures

a set of partial dentures | Partial dentures Lafayette LADoes the idea of dentures conjure up images of your grandparents’ false teeth with their big, blocky chompers and neon pink gums? Today’s dentures are nothing like that.

In modern dentures, the teeth are individually made and placed to give dentures the appearance of the variation that occurs naturally. The color of the teeth and gums looks realistic. Most people will never know you are wearing dentures.

Another concern that people often have when contemplating dentures is that because the appliance is removable, it may slip and slide at an inopportune moment, creating an embarrassing situation. The dentures we provide for our patients are carefully sized to fit properly and securely. This means that you don’t have to worry about the fit of your dentures when you are eating or speaking.

Additional Denture and Partial Options

In addition to traditional removable dentures and partials, we can also create dentures and partials that are fixed in place using crowns placed over either your natural teeth or dental implants. Many people like this option not just because of the added security and comfort of having dentures that are fixed in place but because the appliance itself is smaller and covers less of your palate.

Creating Your Dentures or Partials

To make your dentures or partials, we will take impressions of your teeth and gums. If you are having extractions performed prior to getting dentures, you may need a temporary set of dentures while your gums heal. Once your gums are fully healed, we will take impressions and prepare your permanent set of dentures.

Before we send you home with your dentures or partials, we will check the fit and appearance to make sure you are happy with your new appliance. We will also review proper denture care.

Caring for Your Dentures

multiple sets of dentures | lafayette LA denturesCaring for your dentures properly will help them keep their attractive and natural appearance and comfortable and secure fit. If at any time you are concerned about the fit or appearance of your dentures or partials, please call us so we can check your appliance for any warping or damage.

To keep your dentures in great shape, follow these four steps:

  1. Wash your dentures daily using a cleaning product and brush specifically made for dentures.
  2. When your dentures are not in your mouth, store them in water to keep them moist.
  3. Soak and wash your dentures using lukewarm water, not hot. Hot water can warp your dentures.
  4. Dropping your dentures can cause significant damage. Use caution when cleaning your dentures, and always store them out of reach of pets and children.

Talk to us today and find out whether dentures or partials are the right choice for you.