Inspiring Lives with Beautiful Smiles Expert Cosmetic Dentistry in New Haven, CT

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Center for Esthetic Dentistry We Love Teeth and We Love Our Patients!

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Welcome to the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, a premier location for cosmetic dental care in New Haven, CT. Dr. N. Summer Lerch is a board-accredited cosmetic dentist who changes lives every day by transforming smiles in a modern, welcoming, and supportive environment.

If you are unhappy with the state of your smile, Dr. Lerch can provide the enhancements you need. When Dr. Lerch combines her decades of experience and artistic sensibilities with state-of-the-art dental technology, she can create a custom smile makeover just for you.

In addition to smile design, we offer general dental services like cleanings and regular oral exams. We are a one-stop-shop for all of your dental needs, from oral health care to a dazzling cosmetic upgrade. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call our New Haven office today.

Call Us: (203) 624-5256

"A Superb Dentist."


Vlada Shelkova

January, 2021

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What a wonderful dental practice! I’ve never received such amazing and personal care at a dentist office and/or most other medical offices. This team works well together and is happy to let you know as many details as you’re interested in knowing about what’s going on in your mouth. Everyone is on the ball, responsive, and just a pleasure to chat with! I rarely post reviews and found myself asking where I can do so for this office due to the high level of service I received. Thank you everyone and I look forward to my next cleaning ;)

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Gayle Pemberton

September, 2020

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I have been seeing Dr. Lerch for more than 20 years. She is a superb dentist with a terrific staff. Everything about your problem or how your goals can be met is explained clearly and effectively. Her equipment is state-if-the-art. She is very highly regarded in her field.

If you love your teeth, Dr. Lerch will keep the love affair alive. If you hate them, she will find a way for you to love them. Not bad, eh?

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The Place to Be for Cosmetic Dentistry

Patients rave about the experiences they have with Dr. Lerch at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry in New Haven, CT. Learn more about why so many people throughout the state choose us for dental care.

Meet Your Dentist Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD

Dr. Lerch was the first female dentist in New England to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She was the fourth female dentist in the world to earn this accreditation. Dr. Lerch has also achieved the prestigious title of Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Lerch is passionate about what she does because she believes that she can truly change lives through dentistry. She loves the way patients leave her office with increased joy and confidence because they are finally excited to share their smiles.

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At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry in New Haven, CT, we are always ready to welcome new patients to our dental family. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, or if you are looking for a new primary dentist, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Lerch today. You can easily request a time that works for you by filling out the form below.

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New Haven's Choice for Invisalign

Do you hide your smile because of crooked teeth? An Invisalign® treatment plan designed by Dr. Lerch and her team can bring your teeth into alignment, improving the appearance of your smile, the function of your bite, and your oral health. Patients love Invisalign because it is:

  • Discreet: No one will know that you are wearing the clear plastic aligners.
  • Comfortable: Aligners fit precisely over your teeth and don't scratch your cheeks or tongue.
  • Convenient: You can remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush, or floss, so you don't have to change your diet or oral hygiene routine.

Dr. Lerch is an experienced Invisalign dentist who can combine clear orthodontics with other forms of cosmetic dental care to produce outstanding results. Contact our New Haven practice today to get started with your Invisalign treatment.


Enhance Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Do you ever wonder how movie stars and other celebrities have such perfect teeth? The truth is that many of them have upgraded their smiles with porcelain veneers.

Veneers are ultra-thin laminates that Dr. Lerch can attach to the front surfaces of teeth, obscuring imperfections like stains and cracks. Because they are precisely crafted out of lifelike porcelain, veneers create bright, straight, natural-looking smiles.

As a board-accredited cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lerch is an expert at designing and placing dental veneers. If you are ready to dramatically upgrade your smile in just two appointments, schedule a consultation at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry in New Haven, CT, today.

Brighten Your Life with a Smile Makeover 

Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. When you hide your smile out of self-consciousness, it can make you come across as unfriendly or lacking confidence. Meanwhile, if you don't like what you see in the mirror, you can develop a negative self-image, which can take a toll on every area of your life.

If you're unhappy with your smile, it's time to make a change. Consult with Dr. N. Summer Lerch, New Haven's top cosmetic dentist and an expert in smile design.

When you consult with our dentist, she will ask about your goals and examine your teeth and gums. Then, she can personally design a unique smile makeover that will incorporate several dental treatments to produce the smile you want.

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Financing Is Available

Are you concerned about paying for dental care? We offer financing options to qualifying patients. We can discuss our financial policies and the cost of your proposed treatment during your initial consultation.

"One of My Best Dentist Experiences."


Amelia Windom

April, 2021

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The best dentists office I’ve been to in years. I saw dental hygienist, Dung (pronounced young) at the beginning of the week. She was so kind and explained everything that she saw in my ex-rays. Gave me tips on flossing and other things. Today I received a filling and Dr. Lurch was just as lovely and thorough. 10/10 would recommend.

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Kareem Woods

Mar, 2021

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Definitely one of my best dentist experiences. Dr. Dung is very knowledgeable and made sure that I was comfortable throughout the entire process. She also taught me a lot about taking care of my oral health and broke down the applicable anatomy. Highly suggest this office for anyone looking for a new dentist.

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Our Dental Services

  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Onlays
  • Full Mouth Restoration
  • Gum Care
  • Invisalign
  • Laser Gum Recontouring
  • Periodontal Treatments
  • Porcelain Bridges
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns and Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Removable Partial Dentures
  • Smile Makeover
  • Tooth-Colored Bonding and Fillings
  • Tooth Whitening
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Center for Esthetic Dentistry
Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS

Dr. N. Summer Lerch was the first female board-accredited cosmetic dentist in all of New England and only the fourth in the world. She and her team are committed to creating and maintaining beautiful smiles for our patients. Dr. Lerch is proud to be affiliated with:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (Fellow)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (Accredited)

You can schedule an appointment at our office by contacting us online or by calling (203) 624-5256.

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