Kelly – Fairfield, CT
Smile Design: Two Porcelain Bridges, Six Porcelain Veneers
Kelly: “My father who lives in Chicago asked his cosmetic dentist for a referral in Connecticut. After going over all the different names of cosmetic dentists and their credentials, we knew that Dr. N. Summer Lerch was the one to go to. My dad hasn’t been here throughout this process, but he just knew I would be in good hands with Dr. Lerch. When I first came in, Dr. Lerch met me with a firm handshake and never lost eye contact when she talked to me. I knew then that she was the right person to be working with. Since I am missing my lateral incisors I have had to wear a flipper for years. I couldn’t wait to have that worry of it possibly falling out go away. The flipper was not my only worry.
I also have a slight over bite. Dr. Lerch has built my teeth out so it doesn’t appear to be so noticeable. I finally can smile not only with confidence but my self-esteem has risen tremendously. I want to thank the lab for re-doing my teeth for the second time; it has made a huge difference and they look great! Dr. Lerch’s kindness and her soothing manner throughout the whole procedure helped me through it greatly. I would recommend Dr. Lerch to anyone that needs anything done with their teeth; she really is a great doctor!”
Dr. Lerch: “Kelly came to us the summer before heading off to college. She needed a smile she could trust and a look that spoke of her collegiate aspirations. We considered implants in the place of the missing teeth, however she did not have enough room even for the smallest of them. Metal based bridges were also out in such a young and beautiful woman. I chose to place two Encore bridges to replace the missing teeth. An Encore bridge starts with a composite/quartz matrix cemented behind the teeth that fills the missing tooth space. Then six matching porcelain veneers were placed on the smile side to complete her look. It is intensive, painstaking work that when done properly can create a stunning look. Kelly now has the length of teeth, the size and shape of teeth and the confidence with her teeth that she has always wanted.”