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Dental Crowns

A damaged tooth can make biting and chewing extremely painful. A filling, inlay, or onlay may not be enough to fix the problem.

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that protect compromised teeth. They can also be used with dental implants to replace lost teeth.

Learn why the people of New Haven, CT, come to the Center for Esthetic Dentistry when they need dental crowns.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a protective cap that is placed onto a tooth. The cap prevents further harm to a tooth while restoring its strength, function, and appearance. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants in order to replace a lost tooth.

Crowns can be made from all kinds of materials. When possible, Dr. Nancy S. Lerch uses tooth-colored materials that resemble the patient's natural teeth. Thanks to porcelain crowns, you'll be able to smile with renewed confidence and restored dental health.

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Porcelain crowns are carefully crafted to resemble your natural teeth. As the first board-accredited female cosmetic dentist in New England, Dr. Nancy S. Lerch takes great care to ensure the finished dental restoration blends in seamlessly.

Dental Crown Cost


The cost of a dental crown ranges from $1,500-2,200. The price includes prep, fabrication, and placement of the crown. Many insurance providers help cover the cost of dental crowns. The Center for Esthetic Dentistry also offers dental financing options with affordable monthly payments.

Find Out If Crowns Are Right for You Contact the Center for Esthetic Dentistry

Dr. Nancy Lerch

Dental crowns may be what you need to experience better oral health. If you have fractured teeth or suffer from a persistent toothache, we encourage you to visit the Center for Esthetic Dentistry. Our team can then explain porcelain restorations, dental bridges, and dental implants in more detail.

Dr. Nancy S. Lerch was the first board-accredited female cosmetic dentist in all of New England. She's committed to patient care and comfort, with an emphasis on aesthetics.

To request a consultation, fill out our online form. You can also reach our office in New Haven, CT, by phone.

Call Our Dental Office: (203) 624-5256

A 5-Star Dentist Based in New Haven, CT


Abigail Gotlieb


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Really lovely experience - first time visiting for a general check up / cleaning. Dung took the time to do a thorough job and made the 45 minutes very educational by teaching me about additional things I can do for my teeth hygiene. Efficient and effective service, very clean facilities and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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Tom Trudeau


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Nancy and her team are A+. I got my invisalign with them at the center for aesthetic dentistry in New Haven. They are among the most pleasant people I know and they double as highly competent, generous and thoughtful. They are accommodating and helpful in terms of scheduling and working around any issues that pop up. I love the results and the extra mile that Nancy went for me. Highly recommend.

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The Dental Crown Procedure

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During your initial visit with Dr. Lerch, she will examine your teeth and discuss your concerns. She can review your treatment options, and even discuss different crown materials with you. Whether you pick porcelain or a different option, we want you to feel confident and informed about your decision.

Prepping the Tooth

Our dentist will delicately remove tissue from the compromised tooth. She will work carefully so that you retain as much dental tissue as possible.

Taking Impressions

Digital impressions are taken of the prepped tooth. We use the iTero® digital scanner, which produces high-resolution 3D scans. These digital impressions are then sent to our trusted dental lab.

Custom Fabrication

Skilled lab technicians work on the permanent crown. The technicians take great care to ensure the finished restoration looks and feels like a natural tooth.

Temporary Crowns

It takes about three weeks to get the finished dental crown back from the lab. During that period, patients will wear a temporary restoration to cover their prepped tooth.

Placing the Finished Crown

After removing the temporary crown, our dentist will secure the permanent crown in place. Adjustments can be made as needed to ensure comfort.

High-Quality Craftsmanship

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Our New Haven dental practice works with a lab based in Salt Lake City, UT. We love the restorations they make, and feel their work merges the function of restorative dentistry with the aesthetics of cosmetic dentistry. The finished results are strong and natural-looking.

Different types of materials can be used to create a custom crown, including standard porcelain and premium materials such as zirconia and IPS e.max®.

As our patient, you can expect beautiful and natural-looking results whether you're getting dental crowns for your front teeth or your molars.

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Elizabeth Acee


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Dr. Lurch is a master of her craft. She and her team gave me a beautiful smile - they are patient, professional perfectionists in the best way. I couldn’t be happier with my results!

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Alex Ulin


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Best dentist I’ve ever had. Always a great experience from the minute you walk in the door to the hygienist who is always so kind and gentle to the transparency of billing. 5 stars.

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How Long Do Crowns Last?


With proper care, crowns are a long-lasting dental solution. On average, a custom-made all-ceramic dental crown can last 10-15 years.  You can extend the lifespan of your dental work with proper aftercare.

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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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