Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Makeovers in Lafayette, LA

lady smiling in the park | Lafayette LAAt Drs. Smith and Domingue, we provide quality cosmetic dentistry in Lafayette, LA.

If you could change anything about your smile, what would it be? Would you like your teeth to be whiter or straighter? Do you have gaps, ridges, or other flaws you’d like to see improved?

At our Acadiana dental office, we understand the desire to have a healthy, beautiful smile. After all, your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. What kind of first impression is your smile making?

Additionally, your smile can make you feel insecure and prevent you from living your best life.

At Drs. Smith and Domingue, we are happy to discuss cosmetic dentistry procedures with you. Call us at (337) 235-1523 to schedule an exam with one of our Lafayette, LA cosmetic dentists to get the process started. Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, talk to you about your cosmetic dentistry goals, and let you know which options will give you the smile you have always wanted.

Below, we have collected the questions we hear most often from patients seeking quality and affordable cosmetic dentistry in the Acadiana area. Contact us if you would like further information.

Why Drs. Smith and Domingue for my cosmetic dentistry?

Our Lafayette dentists are at the top of their field. Not only are they widely published in some of the most prestigious dental journals in the world, but they also use their skills to train other dentists who travel far and wide to work under our top doctors.

J. Jerome Smith, DDS has been a general dentist and dental implant specialist for decades.

He is recognized as a Diplomate by the International Congress of Oral Implantology and is an active member of several organizations and associations, including:

  • The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The American Society of Osseointegration
  • The American Academy of Dental Anesthesiology
  • The Acadiana District Dental Association, where he also once served as president

He has provided quality dental implants and adult reconstructive dentistry across Lafayette, Jennings, Carencro, Crowley, and beyond.

Danny Domingue, DDS was a 2010 implant dentistry fellow who has received many awards and accolades. He is also the youngest dentist in the world to be named a Diplomate by the American Board of Oral Implantology.

Other accolades include:

  • Recognized by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for outstanding leadership in implant dentistry 2009
  • Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists 2009
  • Associate Fellowship of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry 2009
  • Mastership and Diplomate award from the International Congress of Oral Implantology for his outstanding work in implant dentistry 2012

What are some of the cosmetic dentistry options you offer?

Our top Lafayette, LA dentists offer everything from professional teeth whitening to dental implants.

Some of our cosmetic dentistry options include:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental implants

During your initial exam, you’ll discuss your smile goals, and your dentist can put together a package that helps you achieve the smile you have always wanted. You can opt for some or all of his suggestions. Ultimately, you decide, and we are a no-pressure dental office.

How does professional teeth whitening work?

Professional teeth whitening in Lafayette, LA are simple treatments that dramatically improve the appearance of your smile—eliminating yellow teeth and deep stains. Unlike the teeth whitening treatments you’ve probably seen advertised on TV or the internet, professional teeth whitening in our dental office is completely customized.

Your teeth whitening trays are designed to fit your teeth, which means brighter, more even results and helps keep your whitening gel from irritating your gums and lips. We’ll monitor your progress and work with you to make sure you are getting the results you want.

You are also able to take your trays home and whiten your smile on your own time. Simply follow the instructions provided by a member of our team, and you’ll have whiter teeth in no time.

You can also touch up your smile periodically whenever you have an important gathering on the horizon—wedding, party, speaking event.

What are dental veneers?

In the past, dental veneers were a cosmetic option only available to celebrities and the very wealthy. Today, veneers are a much more affordable and practical option to treat a range of cosmetic flaws. Because placing dental veneers requires some enamel removal, the process is irreversible; however, the difference that porcelain veneers make is often astounding.

Dental veneers in Lafayette, LA are thin, tooth-colored shells that go across the fronts of your teeth and conceal the following:

  • Visual alignment issues
  • Short or worn teeth
  • Height discrepancies in teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gummy smiles

What can a ceramic tooth crown do for my smile?

If your teeth are significantly damaged by trauma or decay, or if they are discolored because of extensive fillings, crowns are an excellent option to restore your teeth and return them to full function. Unlike older crowns, which often left a distinctive dark gray line at the gumline, ceramic crowns are indistinguishable from your own teeth.

Dental crowns in Lafayette, LA are tooth-shaped caps that go over your existing teeth.

Are dental implants right for me?

Our Acadiana dentists, Drs. Jerome Smith and Danny Domingue, are specialists in placing and restoring dental implants. If your smile is marred by gaps where teeth should be, come see us to find out what a difference dental implants can make.

Dental implants are permanent, function just like your own teeth, and look so natural that nobody will know that you have had dental work done.

Drs. Smith and Domingue have received extensive training and recognition in this procedure. Other dentists around the Southeast come to our Acadiana dental office to learn new techniques from Drs. Smith and Domingue.

Even if other dentists have told you that you are not a candidate for implants, please call to schedule an appointment so we can see what we can do for you.

If you decide that dental implants are not for you, but you would still like to restore your missing teeth, we can explore other options, including dentures, partials, or bridges.

How much do dental implants cost?

The price of dental implants in Lafayette, LA depends on the number of implants and the work involved. For example, some patients require bone grafting if they have significant bone loss in the jaw.

One of our implant dentists can assess the work needed, the number of implants required, and a member of our team will help calculate your costs.

It’s important to remember that dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. They require no special care other than the treatment you would give to your natural teeth—brushing, flossing, regular dental visits. There are no pastes, no realigns, and no slippage.

Do you offer payment plans?smile close up | Lafayette LA

Our dentists want to help you achieve your best smile and ongoing oral health. Because of these goals, they have partnered with CareCredit and Lending Club.

These lenders offer several financing programs, which include easy repayment plans and interest-free financing. To learn whether you qualify, contact a member of our dental team. We can walk you through the quick application process, and determinations are generally made in minutes.

Schedule Your Cosmetic Dental Exam and Smile Chat Today

Call our Lafayette, LA dental office today to schedule your appointment and see how beautiful your smile can be.

We proudly serve patients in Lafayette, Jennings, Carencro, Crowley, and anywhere people are seeking quality cosmetic dentistry from skilled professionals.