Eileen – Shelton, CT
Design: Gum Lift, Upper Porcelain Crowns and Porcelain Veneers, Zoom! Whitening
Eileen: “For many years I was very reluctant to smile because my teeth were extremely discolored and I was told by my previous dentists that it was from high fevers when I was a child when I was given tetracycline. Often I thought about teeth whitening and was just always so busy and never made the time to do it. I tried whitening strips, but that didn’t do the trick.
While I was on a routine appointment with my dermatologist in New Haven, I came out of the door and saw on the nearby office door the sign for Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC and I thought to myself, what is the harm in checking this out. Also, I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason and there are no coincidences.
Sheri set up an initial consult with Dr. N. Summer Lerch and she greeted me with a warm smile and we spoke for almost an hour. It was clear to me that Dr. Lerch understood the shame that I felt about even looking in the mirror at my teeth and she took the time to do a complete review of my mouth and I could immediately tell that she was going to outline the best method for achieving 100% complete satisfaction with my new smile. I had nine veneers put on and Sheri was very involved in helping us best select the correct shape and shade of the veneers and I was so happy to have their input as well. It is almost overwhelming for the patient to know which shade and shape veneer will best suit their smile.
Now, words cannot begin to express how pleased I am with my new smile! I can honestly say that I am 110% satisfied and I work in a very visible leadership role and so many of my colleagues, friends, and family, have said to me that it was the best investment that I ever made. I feel so much more confident when I smile and can’t thank Dr. Lerch, and Sheri, enough for changing my life in such a positive way!”
Dr. Lerch: “Eileen initially found us by walking past our door here across from Yale Medical School. Thinking that whitening would do the trick, it soon became obvious to her and us that she would need more. Between her discolored enamel and mismatched previous dental bonding, she needed a Smile Makeover. Keeping her goal in mind of wanting a smile that she did not need to hide, we talked about which teeth would need veneers and which would need porcelain crowns or onlays. We talked about how far back to go. You see, when a new smile is given to a person, their lips and checks relax. So more teeth show in the end and that needs to be taken into consideration when designing a new smile. Eileen made a good choice, one that balanced her needs against the cost of the treatment. Right after we finished, she got a job offer with more benefits and greater responsibility. She is flying high!”