Chips, stains, and gaps can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. You may be reluctant to be yourself around others.
A cosmetic dentist can give your smile a total makeover, enhancing your confidence and even improving your dental health in the process.
Dr. N. Summer Lerch helps New Haven, CT, look and feel great using the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetics of the smile. Rather than changing the form and function of the patient's smile, cosmetic dentistry focuses on changing the appearance. While better function may result from cosmetic dentistry procedures, this is not the end goal.
You Don't Have to Hide Your Smile Request a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation Today
At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, we understand the importance of a beautiful smile. We strive to help patients achieve stunning smiles they can't help but share with the world.
We use the latest in dental technology and offer comprehensive treatment options to provide the highest level of care to help patients achieve the stunning smile they have always dreamed of.
Take the first step on your smile journey. Request a consultation at our New Haven, CT, dental practice by filling out our online form or by calling us today. New patients are always welcome.
Giving New Haven a Reason to Smile
Very supportive dental office, that guided me through my Invisalign treatment. Good and attentive professionals.View on Google
Amazing and friendly staff! Dr. Lerch and Sheri did a wonderful job on my Invisalign and now I can smile confidently :)View on Google
What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do for You
Cosmetic Flaws a Dentist Can Treat
Chips and Cracks
Gaps and Crowding
Want to Create Your Best Smile? Contact the Center for Esthetic Dentistry
The Center for Esthetic Dentistry offers high-quality cosmetic treatments that can rejuvenate your smile. Our custom smile makeovers combine cosmetic and restorative dentistry approaches, including veneers, dental crowns, dental implants, and more.
Dr. N. Summer Lerch was the first female cosmetic dentist in New England to receive board accreditation. This distinction demonstrates her history of commitment to patients. Dr. Lerch and her team use state-of-the-art dental equipment and remain up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in the field of dentistry.
To discuss your options with an experienced dentist, contact our dental practice online. You can also reach Dr. Lerch's New Haven, CT, office by phone.
Call Our Dental Office: (203) 624-5256
An Experienced Dentist Committed to New Haven, CT
This was my first time visiting Dr. Lerch. From the time I walked in I knew I was going to have a great experience. I became so emotional because of the care I received. Dr. Lerch and her team are like momma bears protecting their cubs. I felt safe, I didnt feel judged or embarrassed. What an amazing job she did! This experience was such a blessing. I will NEVER visit another dentist. I'm here to stay.... Thank you Dr. Lerch and team.View on Google
Before coming to the office I had a bad experience at another dentist. So I was VERY anxious and skeptical about seeing another dentist. The office made me feel at home right away—like a family. Highly recommend the office. The Dentist is exceptional and will set you mind at ease reguardless of your issues with your teeth.View on Google
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Dental bonding allows dentists to paint over imperfections in one quick, pain-free visit. Using a strong dental resin that is color-matched to your natural teeth, Dr. Lerch can conceal stains, minor chips, and cracks. The final results are quite effective and difficult to detect. During the procedure, a little bit of the tooth structure is slightly scuffed. This rough surface helps the dental resin stay in place. Once the tooth-colored resin has been applied and hardened with a curing light, Dr. Lerch polishes the bonding material so it blends in seamlessly with the natural tooth structure.
Dr. Lerch uses Philips Zoom!® teeth whitening to bleach away surface stains affecting your teeth. In-office whitening treatment is more effective than the over-the-counter bleaching products you can buy at the store. In just one hour-long visit to our practice, your smile can be whitened by several shades. We also offer professional at-home whitening kits. These at-home kits consist of a comfortable whitening tray worn overnight or for a few hours a day. The at-home Philips Zoom! bleaching system can help brighten your smile or provide a touch-up to ensure your whitening results last.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile treatment options available today. These ultra-thin shells of tooth-colored ceramic material are adhered to the front surfaces of the teeth. Once in place, a veneer masks imperfections from view. With veneers, a dentist can cover up cracks and stains. Dentists can also use veneers to subtly improve the size, shape, and spacing of a patient's teeth. Our veneers are custom-made from IPS e.max®. This durable glass ceramic looks just like your natural teeth and allows you to bite and chew normally.
Invisalign® is a major step forward in orthodontics and cosmetic dental care. Rather than using brackets and wires like traditional braces, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays. Patients wear their aligners for at least 22 hours a day, removing them only while eating and when it's time to brush and floss. Every two weeks, patients discard their current aligner and start wearing the next aligner in the treatment plan. Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic option for adults and teens, especially those who are hesitant to wear metal braces. This invisible orthodontic procedure could be just what you need for a more beautiful smile and better oral health.
Step-by-Step Process of Planning Your New Smile
Dr. Lerch will plan and re-plan your cosmetic dentistry treatment, refining it at each stage to attain the results you desire.
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A smile makeover or a single cosmetic dentistry procedure can significantly boost your confidence when skillfully done. While many doctors call themselves cosmetic dentists, Dr. Lerch has the credentials to back up her title.
Dr. Lerch was the first female dentist in New England to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the fourth female dentist in the world to attain this prestigious level of accomplishment. She offers a one-stop shop for nearly every dental need her patients have.
"I am so happy and grateful to have found them!" 5-Star Reviews From New Haven, CT, Patients
First visit and I have to say it was the most amazing and painless visit I’ve ever had at any dentist office in my life. “When you find a good thing stick with it “. That’s my model Thank you Dr. Lerch. omg I hope I spelled her name right but she and her staff are the best , highly recommended.View on Google
I love Dr Lerch and her team. They are all very professional and kind. Dr Lerch and Sheri are amazing at making beautiful smiles. I’ve have been coming here for several years and am always very pleased with the results!! I am so happy and grateful to have found them!View on Google
Putting You at Ease
Dr. Lerch has two passions: keeping her patients healthy and keeping her patients comfortable. She does everything possible to make sure you know what your procedures entail and that you are confident about the treatment process. Communication is key at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry. You will be listened to and heard, and that will help us meet your needs.
The Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry can transform your confidence and sense of self. However, the cost is a factor that must be considered when thinking about treatment. Dr. Lerch can often give you a custom quote during your consultation at our New Haven, CT, office. Our smile design consultations cost a flat rate of $140. Things to consider:
Insurance won't cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry unless it can also be counted as a medically necessary procedure, which is not usually the case. However, treatments like a porcelain crown to repair a broken tooth may be covered.
Our office offers a discount to patients who combine multiple treatments in their cosmetic dentistry plan. By combining multiple procedures, you can save more than if you spread procedures out over time. What's more, patients may be able to save time too by receiving multiple treatments in a single visit to our New Haven office.
"I Loved My Experience" Patient-Centered Dental Care in New Haven, CT
Very friendly and helpful staff! You always feel welcome when you arrive, and reassured when you leave!View on Google
I loved my experience at Dr Lerch's office.. the staff are wonderful and caring..i am very happy with how my teeth came out after invisalignView on Google