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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Are Your Dentures a Drag?

Even though people don’t talk about them as much as they used to, partial and full dentures are still one of the most effective tooth replacement options available. Dentures have been around for centuries in one form or another and their functionality as well as appearance has improved dramatically over time.

Partial Dentures Lafayette LADentures can help you maintain adequate nutrition, maintain your facial appearance, help you speak correctly, and give you confidence. We make quality complete, partial, and implant supported dentures in our Lafayette, LA dental office. 

Do you feel like your dentures don’t fit as well as they used to? It is common for dentures to have a limited lifespan because of your changing bone structure. When you lose teeth, your bone will begin to deteriorate and disappear over time. That is because your teeth and jawbone depend on each other for stability. Without one, the other may become unstable.

The longer you have missing teeth, the more your bone structure changes. Complete dentures depend on your bony ridge to stay in your mouth. When that ridge deteriorates, your denture may feel loose. You could find the need for pastes and gels to keep it in place. 

Your partial dentures depend on your remaining teeth for stability. If you lose another tooth or have significant bone resorption, your partial can also begin to fail.

In many cases, we can make adjustments that will help, but at some point, you will likely need to replace your denture to ensure proper fit and function. After all, no one  wants to have an embarrassing denture malfunction while speaking or eating. Additionally, a denture that fits well allows you to enjoy the foods you need to stay fit and active.

If you know someone struggling with ill-fitting dentures, share this information with them and be sure to stop by our Facebook page to find more helpful information.