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How Can You Prevent Tooth Loss?

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Many of our patients have parents or grandparents who lost their natural teeth and ended up with dentures that looked, well, awkward! Choosing the best dentist in Lafayette means that you will have plenty more options than your family members before you.

Tooth Loss Is Preventable

While genetics do play a role in oral health, you are not doomed to bulky false teeth. Today’s preventive dentistry addresses many of the conditions that caused tooth loss just a generation ago. Fluoridated water and toothpaste play a role, and so do your regular dental visits for your exam and cleaning.

Digital X-Rays – A Safer Choice

One of the best defenses against severe oral health conditions ...

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Financial Options for Dental Implants

Financial Options for Dental Implants

Living with a missing or failing tooth is a challenge! You may find it difficult to chew and eat the healthy foods you once enjoyed because of your compromised tooth. It may also feel embarrassing talking or smiling in front of others. Dental implants in Lafayette, LA can help restore your smile and protect your oral health, but how can you fit the investment into your budget, and is it worth it?

Why Should I Invest in Dental Implants?

When you're missing a tooth it greatly impacts your oral health because your bone begins to deteriorate and your remaining teeth will start to shift. Without a root to support, your bone will ...

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Test Your Dental Implant Knowledge

Dental implants are all over the news and the media, so you may think you know everything you need to know about them. However, many patients have some common misconceptions about dental implants, affecting how they view potential treatment options. Look over the questions below and see how many of the answers you get right. The answers are listed below.

  1. True or False: Dental implant treatment is purely cosmetic and has no true health benefits.
  2. True or False: Dental implants will not work on patients who have experienced bone loss.
  3. True or False: General dentists can place dental implants.
  4. True or False: Dental implants provide a wide variety of treatment options for patients with ...

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The Balance of Patient Care and Technology

Patient Care Lafayette LAOur dental office, located in Lafayette, LA is unique for a number of reasons. Our dentists, Dr. Jerome Smith and Dr. Daniel Domingue are leaders in their field when it comes to the latest technology and procedures. They both seek continuing education courses to stay abreast of the latest developments in their industry in addition to teaching advanced dental implant courses to other dentists. 

Often times, incorporating extra technology may seem like a more hands-off approach to treatment, but when it comes to dentistry, we use it to increase the level of patient care and satisfaction in our office.

Advanced Dental Technology

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Dental Implants can Improve Your Quality of Life

We know you have seen the commercials with dental implant specialists offering miracles. While some of those promises may be far-fetched, implants do offer a way to dramatically improve your quality of life through increased function, greater convenience, and improved aesthetics.

Implants for Increased Function

Simply put, missing teeth makes eating and speaking more difficult. The simple act of maintaining good manners while eating or speaking with missing teeth can pose a challenge even for the most conscientious patients. Life is stressful enough already without embarrassing moments getting in the way! Dental implants improve your experience by permanently filling in the gaps in your smile so you can speak and eat normally.

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Dental Implants--A Solution for Your Lifestyle

Because people are living longer than ever and remain active well into their later years, having a tooth replacement option that keeps up with our modern lifestyles is more important than ever. Whether young or old, patients today want something that looks great and provides reliable functionality. The days of having to put up with sub-standard tooth replacement are over.

Dental Implants Lafayette LABeing able to eat the foods you love is one of the greatest joys of life. Eating goes beyond pleasure and is a matter of good health. Some of the most nutritious foods are crunchy and require the ability ...

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What is Dr. Smith's Favorite Procedure?

In an interview with Denteltown.com, Dr. Jerome Smith, DDS answers : 
 
"I have two favorite procedures when it comes to implant dentistry. The first is single anterior tooth replacement. Just knowingDental Blog Lafayette LA
that we can either remove the hopeless anterior tooth or replace the congenitally missing anterior tooth with a replacement that won’t involve the adjacent teeth and that will be nearly perfect in appearance to me is nothing short of amazing! Secondly, to take a patient who has “been through the drill, fill and bill mill” and is still losing the game and offer that person a ...

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