Smile Makeover

If you want to significantly enhance your smile, a single cosmetic treatment may not be enough to deliver the changes you're looking for.

A customized smile makeover at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry in New Haven, CT, can help you achieve a true transformation.

Board-certified cosmetic dentist N. Summer Lerch can combine multiple treatments to give you the smile you've always wanted.

What Is  a Smile Makeover?


A smile makeover is a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that's tailored uniquely to you. It can rejuvenate your appearance if you're dealing with multiple cosmetic dental issues at once. Common treatments include dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and professional-grade teeth whitening, though each plan differs depending on a patient's own needs and goals. If your smile issues are primarily functional or health-related rather than cosmetic, we might urge you to consider full mouth reconstruction instead.

Common Cosmetic Issues A Smile Makeover Can Address

Combine smile makeover treatments to tackle a number of common dental issues, including:

  • Stained Teeth
  • Crooked Teeth

  • Gapped Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Gummy Smile

  • Dental Damage
  • Missing Teeth

A Track Record of Smile Makeover Successes Are You Ready to Be the Next?

We could talk about the benefits of a smile makeover all day, but sometimes, pictures are all the proof you need. Just take a look at one patient's results:
Patient with worn and stained teeth
Before Smile Makeover Robert came to us with a smile that was worn, discolored, and misaligned. He needed a comprehensive approach to his cosmetic concerns.
Patient with a bright, even smile after smile makeover treatment
After Smile Makeover His smile makeover included crowns and veneers in the most visible parts of his smile. He's now proud to show off his beautiful grin in any situation.

Learn If a Smile Makeover Is Right for You Contact the Center for Esthetic Dentistry

Like what you see? You can enjoy similarly gorgeous results from your own smile makeover. During your visit to our New Haven, CT, dental office, we can let you know which dental procedures can address your needs.

Contact us online to begin the makeover process.

(203) 624-5256

Helping You on Your Dental Makeover Journey Glowing Reviews From Happy New Haven Patients


Elinore L.

New Haven, CT


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The staff here are wonderful and very professional. Journey here started out as a regular routine check up and through the process of Invisalign. The journey was great!

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Blakeslee P.

New Haven, CT


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They are the best!! The entire process was super simple and I came out with my dream smile. Can’t recommend them enough!

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3 Reasons to Choose the
Center for Esthetic Dentistry
For Your Smile Makeover


Dr. Lerch was the first female dentist in New England and only the fourth in the world to receive board certification from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is an accredited member of this prestigious institution and is also a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, one of the largest dental associations in the country.

Modern Facilities and Equipment

Our New Haven dental office has been designed with your comfort and care in mind. We use state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to help each patient achieve the very best results. Our advanced 3D oral scanning technology can capture a highly precise image of your smile, which allows us to provide the most effective cosmetic care. 

Passion for Esthetics

Dr. Lerch has devoted her career to changing the lives of her patients with the finest cosmetic dental care. Every member of our team is passionate about creating beautiful smiles. Because we want you to feel as excited about the possibilities of cosmetic treatment as we do, we can create an accurate "smile preview" and wax-up models to help you envision your brand-new smile.

Enhance Your Smile and Self-Esteem The Transformative Power of a Smile Makeover

Before Smile Makeover This patient wanted a lasting solution for his tooth discoloration and issues with crooked teeth before his wedding day.
After Smile Makeover Dr. Lerch used veneers, crowns, and gum work to give him a brilliant smile that really showed through in his wedding photos.

Premium Materials Create Gorgeous Results

Dr. Summer Lerch and patient reviewing smiles

We Offer the Finest Dental Restorations

We don't cut corners when it comes to creating beautiful smiles. Our process includes personalized smile consultations, meticulous planning, and the use of some of the highest-quality materials in dentistry for our crownsveneers, and other restorations. Though there are many dental materials available today, Dr. Lerch and our team prefer zirconia and IPS e.max® (a premium ceramic) for their exceptional qualities.

See what sets these materials apart:


Zirconia and e.max ceramics are significantly stronger than regular porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or composite resin, which are all widely used in dentistry. This means that zirconia or e.max restorations are able to withstand the force of your bite with a much lesser risk of chipping or cracking. They are also less likely to warp when exposed to especially hot or cold temperatures. These restorations offer excellent function in addition to beauty.


Zirconia and e.max restorations are semitranslucent, which means they reflect light in the same way tooth enamel does. They have a lifelike luster instead of the dull, unnatural look that many restorations have. In addition, these materials can be easily customized to have the precise shape, shade, and size that's right for your unique smile. You'll enjoy natural-looking results that blend right in rather than a cookie-cutter solution that doesn't necessarily fit you.


With good dental hygiene habits and regular checkups at our New Haven office, you can get wonderfully long-lasting results from your zirconia or e.max restorations. These materials are built to stand the test of time and regularly last 15 years or longer before they need to be replaced. When the time comes, we'll have all your information and scans on file, so refreshing your smile will be a simple process.

Center for Esthetic Dentistry restorations are carefully designed right here in New Haven and then crafted at Becden Dental Lab in Utah. We've worked with Becden for many years and are consistently impressed with the quality of their work. Becden's ceramists are true dental artisans who ensure that each and every restoration is fabricated with the highest standards in mind.

Take the First Step Towards Your Ideal Smile Contact the Center for Esthetic Dentistry Today

Cosmetic dentist N. Summer Lerch and her team have been in the business of smile restoration for years and have the accreditation, expertise, training, and artistic skill to perform phenomenal smile transformations, from simple fillings to full-mouth reconstructions. We are committed to using the very latest cosmetic techniques and technologies to give each patient their very own beautiful, customized smile. 

We're ready to help you make your dream of a new smile a reality. To learn more about your smile makeover options, contact our New Haven, CT, office online or call:

(203) 624-5256


A Patient Shares Her Experience Great Results and Lasting Connections to Our Community

"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!" Tara A.

Keeping Your New Smile Affordable

Every patient has unique smile makeover goals, so the total cost of your treatment plan can vary. Factors that affect cost include the number of treatments you receive and whether you require any preparatory work. While cosmetic dental treatments are not covered by insurance, medically necessary treatments will qualify for at least partial coverage. 

Personal Consultation

Our New Haven, CT, team understands the value that a beautiful smile can bring to your life. During your smile makeover consultation, we can determine the costs for your treatment needs and discuss how we can help make a life-changing new smile affordable for you.

Flexible Financing

We also accept financing options so that you can break the cost of your smile makeover into manageable monthly payments. Some patients may also qualify for low-interest or interest-free financing based on their credit scores.

After Rahisha's veneers procedure (actual patient)

Is a Smile Makeover Really Worth It?

Take it from one of New England's most qualified cosmetic dentists, a team of cosmetic specialists, and hundreds of happy New Haven patients: a smile makeover is absolutely worth it. This course of treatment is more than just dental work–it's an investment in your appearance, your self-image, and your quality of life.

So many of our patients have let us know how truly life-changing their smile makeovers have been. Confidence in your smile can translate into confidence in all aspects of life, whether it's going for that promotion, scheduling that first date, or joining in family photos for the first time in years. If you're interested in what life could be like with a brand-new smile, we can't wait to show you what's possible. All you have to do is get in touch to get started.

Let's Talk About Your Smile Goals Request Your Consultation Today

At the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, beautiful smiles are our mission. We have the skill, tools, and training to help you find solutions for your cosmetic needs, whatever they may be. Even if you aren't sure which course of treatment is right for you, we can help during a personalized consultation. Get started with a unique treatment plan that leaves you smiling wider than ever by contacting us online or calling:

We Bring Out the Best in Your Smile More Patients Share Their Stories About Our New Haven Office


Brandi B.

New Haven, CT


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I’ve been a patient of Dr Lerch for many years and I cannot say enough good things about the entire CED team. Dr Lerch is a warm and caring person with an amazing gift l! She made my smile is so beautiful and I am forever grateful!

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Ashley R.

New Haven, CT


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I came here for regular dental services and Invisalign, and both services were incredible. The professionals definitely care about your teeth and want you to feel confident and comfortable with your smile. Scheduling appointments and services was very fast and easy, and everyone is welcoming.

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Our Featured Smile Makeover Services

These are some of the most popular smile makeover treatments at our New Haven practice.

Teeth Whitening

Achieve a dazzling smile with our professional teeth whitening services. We use the Philips Zoom!® whitening system to eliminate years of surface staining. Many patients see an improvement of several shades in just one hour-long appointment. We also offer professional-grade at-home kits that can comfortably whiten your smile when worn overnight or for just a few hours a day.

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Our IPS e.max® veneers can mask cracks, stains, small gaps, and more. This premier material possesses the same translucent qualities as natural teeth, providing incredibly lifelike cosmetic enhancement. Your custom veneers will be ultra-thin, allowing you to speak, chew, and smile with complete comfort.

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Laser Gum Contouring

Our laser gum contouring services are a virtually painless way to balance and straighten your gumline. If you feel your teeth appear disproportionately small due to a "gummy smile," this treatment can safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue and refocus attention on your beautiful smile, not your gums.

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The Invisalign system is a popular alternative to traditional orthodontics for patients who want to correct mild to moderate misalignment. These clear plastic aligners gradually straighten your smile with a level of comfort and subtlety that bulky metal braces cannot provide. Our New Haven practice also offers Invisalign attachments, which makes treatment possible for a wider range of patients. If you have especially complex misalignment issues, Dr. Lerch can refer you to a qualified orthodontist for effective treatment.

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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be used to enhance the appearance of decayed and damaged teeth or otherwise healthy teeth that are misshapen or discolored. Our top-quality zirconia and IPS e.max crowns are custom-made at a trusted lab that can precisely color-match your crowns to the rest of your smile for a beautiful, seamless look.

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Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants are the definitive restorative solution for missing teeth and the only treatment that can prevent jawbone recession after tooth loss. We work with a skilled dental implant specialist who can place implant posts to replace missing tooth roots. Dr. Lerch and our team can then design lifelike crowns, bridges, or dentures that look and feel just like your natural teeth.  

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These treatments can be combined with many other restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to further enhance the look and function of your smile. Explore our full list of dental services for more information.

Visit Us for Custom Smile Design Boost Your Self-Image With a Dental Makeover

Some cosmetic dentists offer a one-size-fits-all approach to enhancing smiles. Not us. The Center for Esthetic Dentistry provides individualized care that is custom-tailored to your teeth, gums, and facial appearance. We'll pick the best set of cosmetic and restorative procedures that flatter your looks and make you feel great in the process.

To learn about your makeover options, contact our dental office in New Haven, CT.

(203) 624-5256

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Another Patient Shares Her Experience

Of Merging Care With Craft

"Dr. Lerch 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!"

Smiling real patient looking in the mirror

Makeover Aftercare

With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, the results of your smile makeover can last for several years. We recommend the following tips:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day (traditional floss or water flossers are both good options)
  • Visit our office twice a year for routine exams and X-rays

Makeover Touch-Ups

If your teeth start getting stained or your dental veneers start showing signs of wear and tear, no worries. Come by our office in New Haven so we can give your dental work a look. We may recommend some bonding or other minor touch-up work to prolong the benefits of the makeover.

If necessary, we can develop an all-new smile enhancement plan.

Smile Makeover FAQ

What makes a smile makeover different from full mouth reconstruction?

A smile makeover is predominantly focused on the appearance and aesthetics of a person's smile.

Full mouth reconstruction is rehabilitative in nature, with a focus on improving the health of the teeth and gums. It's ideal for patients with multiple or complex oral health issues.

How much time does a smile makeover take to complete?

The answer varies depending on the makeover procedures a patient undergoes. For example, dental veneers and tooth-colored crowns can be crafted in much less time than it takes to complete Invisalign treatment or place dental implants. We can provide an estimated timeline during your consultation.

Does the makeover process hurt?

Generally speaking, no. This is thanks to modern advances in technology and pain management in dentistry. Some temporary discomfort may occur after certain dental procedures, but we take great care in mitigating pain in-office while providing advice on minimizing pain when a patient is at home.

Giving New Haven More to Smile About More Reviews for Dr. Lerch and Her Cosmetic Dentistry Team


Wanea W.

New Haven, CT


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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.

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Cease B.

New Haven, CT


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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.

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Center for Esthetic Dentistry
Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS, FAGD, AAACD

Dr. N. Summer Lerch is the first female board-accredited cosmetic dentist in all of New England and 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:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (Accredited)
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • New Haven Association
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your specific smile needs. Please request an appointment by contacting us online or by calling (203) 624-5256. We look forward to meeting you

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