Dental Services

Smile Makeover

Beauty is something you project. When you feel pleased with your appearance, you radiate confidence and positive energy. That helps everyone around you.  Most of all that makes you feel good.  Your smile is a major component of your natural beauty.  When you look good, you feel good and vice versa. If you love your smile, you’re more likely to share it – something that makes you and the people around you feel great. Whether you’re at work, on a date, or with your friends, wearing a beautiful smile makes you seem (and feel) warmer, softer, friendlier, and more likable. Happiness and confidence are contagious. (We say go contaminate someone!)

So why would you want to redesign your smile?  For your self-esteem, for your career, for your love life, for your family and friends, and mostly for yourself. We know that you deserve to have a smile you love, and you’ll find it here at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC. If you live in the Fairfield or Hartford area, our team can transform your smile with a simple teeth whitening procedure; or by placing a few porcelain veneers; or by giving you an extreme smile makeover at our New Haven, Connecticut practice.

Smile-Makeover-New-Haven-CTThe decision to undergo an extreme smile makeover is an important one, and it’s crucial to make sure the changes you want are the changes you get. There is the perfect smile for you. My team and I are committed to helping you create a smile that suits your personality and empowers you to be the strong, beautiful person you are. Cosmetic dentistry has made dramatic advances in recent years, meaning that your results with an extreme smile makeover will be natural looking and long lasting. Here at our Connecticut practice, the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC, we value your opinions and desires, and we honor your individuality. The newest cosmetic dentistry techniques and materials are available for Fairfield and Hartford-area patients at our practice, including tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other treatment options, enabling us to help you find a smile that’s truly your own. That’s why I offer my patients more than generic smile design.

Each smile is designed based on your skin color, the drape of your lips, the shape of your teeth, the location of your gums, and the functionality of your bite. My staff and I pay attention to your every need, going out of the way to make you comfortable. When your smile design experience is complete, you will have a more beautiful smile than you ever imagined. And best of all, your beautiful natural smile will be tailor-made for you. To learn more about having your smile and life transformed with a smile makeover, contact my Connecticut practice today. You will be glad you did!

Cosmetic Dentistry Options in Fairfield and Hartford

Whether you want an extreme smile makeover or a more subtle change, our Connecticut dentist will design a treatment plan to fit your unique needs. At our practice, residents of Greenwich, Fairfield, Hartford, the Connecticut Shoreline and surrounding areas can get teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain bridges, and other cosmetic treatments to add sparkle to their smiles.

Restorative Dentistry Treatments – Repairing Damaged Smiles

Accreditation in Cosmetic Dentistry by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, (AACD)  allows our extreme smile makeover experts create personalized treatment plans for patients using a range of restorative treatments from completely rebuilding broken smiles to simply restoring a broken tooth or filling. Many of our restorative dental services are listed above. Our office is a full service dental office, providing you with the latest in technology, cosmetic and restorative services and periodontal gum health, all with a sincere desire to make your tooth, your gums and your smile be the best they can be. My team and I have been in the business of smile restoration for years and have the accreditation, the expertise, training, and artistic skill to perform phenomenal smile restorations, from simple fillings to complex full mouth reconstructions. To learn more about getting your smile made over with an extreme smile makeover or obtaining a complete oral health check-up, contact our Connecticut practice today.

Laser Gum Contouring

For patients seeking a solution for “gummy” smiles, laser gum contouring is an excellent option. Laser technology makes trimming away excess gum tissue quick and relatively painless, revealing more of the tooth for a fuller smile. The laser also reduces bleeding and swelling during and after treatment, shortening the post-operative recovery time.  This revolutionary treatment is not fond in many dental offices.  Dr. Lerch has become an expert in the use of the iPlus, the top of the line, hard and soft dental laser.

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Tooth-Colored Bonding

Tooth-colored bonding uses resin quartz materials to cover minor chips and cracks in a tooth. The bonding material blends with the tooth, takes only one office visit to apply, and is a relatively inexpensive alternative to porcelain veneers when tooth color or tooth shape needs to be enhanced.

To view our Tooth-Colored Bonding results please click here Tooth-colored fillings are an attractive solution for tooth decay. Unlike unsightly metal fillings, which can contain potentially harmful elements, tooth-colored fillings are made of durable, non-hazardous composite materials that blend flawlessly with the tooth. Our practice provides tooth-colored fillings to eliminate tooth decay and to replace outdated metal fillings.

Dental Onlays

Dental onlay are a conservative, dental laboratory prepared restoration that preserves as much of your healthy, natural tooth structure as possible while strengthening the tooth. Onlays are used on a tooth that has a large filling in it or a large amount of decay where added build-up and reinforcement of the tooth is needed. Onlays are also used to add a biting platform when the biting area has been eroded or lost.

Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

Porcelain crowns and bridges can be an effective treatment option for patients who have missing or badly damaged teeth. Porcelain dental crowns are ceramic tooth-shaped shells that cover and protect cracked, broken, or chipped teeth. Dental bridges provide a way to replace missing teeth by anchoring an artificial tooth between two natural teeth. Porcelain crowns and bridges look natural and are a non-invasive option for restoring damaged teeth.

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Porcelain-Fused-to-Gold Crowns and Bridges

Occasionally metal reinforced crowns and bridges are needed. These are called porcelain fused to metal crowns or “PFM” bridges. These can be made to be very esthetic and beautiful, especially when using gold metal. PFM type crowns and bridges are most often used when the tooth has a lot of missing tooth structure, the bite needs to be built up or space between the missing teeth (the span of the bridge) is long.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are placed when a tooth needs to be removed. Implants are placed by a gum specialist or an oral surgeon who works closely with the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC in New Haven, Connecticut. Provisional resin crowns can often be placed immediately with the final porcelain crown placed after the implant has fully healed, somewhere at 2-6 months. Once healing has occurred, often within 2 visits the new, natural porcelain crown in placed and the procedure is complete. Patients report that this is a very simple procedure, with not much discomfort; often the decision to place an implant is much more painful than the procedure itself.

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Removable Partial Dentures

Sometimes it is not possible to replace teeth with a fixed restoration like a bridge. Birth defects, teeth in odd positions, many multiple missing teeth and finances are some possible reasons for a removable partial or complete denture to be placed. Removable teeth have a definite place in the restorative dentistry and patients can get years of service out of them.

Gum Care

Your gums provide the foundation for all the functioning the teeth are required to do. It is VERY important to take good care of the gums. Proper brushing, at least two times a day and flossing, at least once a day is mandatory. At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC, our cosmetic hygienist teaches the best way to do this and makes the appropriate follow-up appointments. Gums health is checked frequently and often.

Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal treatments are necessary if gums are inflamed, if gingivitis or periodontics is present, if gums have receded or changed shape, if surrounding bone is lost and/or if teeth are loose. Periodontal treatments can be as simple as deep cleanings of the roots of teeth (root planning and scaling), to antibiotic therapy, to localized medications in the gum, to aggressive tooth removals and bite reduction, to gum surgery and bone implantations. At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC we work closely with our cosmetic hygienist and a periodontist who advises our patients on the best course of therapy for their condition. Periodontal disease is not something that gets cured; periodontal disease gets stabilized and corrected, never eliminated. Proper brushing and flossing (as described above) are the main daily treatments for clean, healthy and properly contoured gums free of periodontal disease.

Full Mouth Restoration

The Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC provides complete restorations for any dental problem. Patients with missing, broken, cracked, chipped, or misaligned teeth can have their smile’s beauty and functionality restored with an extreme smile makeover at our Connecticut practice. Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD performs smile restorations daily, making her one of the most skilled and experienced holistic dentists in the Fairfield and Hartford region. By combining tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns and bridges, and other cosmetic and restorative treatments, Dr. Lerch can make over any smile.

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Contact Us for an Extreme Smile Makeover

For more information about Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD, the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC, and / or Smile Makeover, please contact our Connecticut office. There you can find the right time to consult with Dr. Lerch so you can get all your questions answered to determine if a Smile Makeover might be right for you.

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