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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

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, CT, 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.

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

We could talk about the benefits of a smile makeover at our practice 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.
Like what you see? You can enjoy similarly gorgeous results from your own smile makeover. Just contact us online or fill out our consultation form to begin.

New Haven Leaves Great Reviews For Dr. Lerch and Our Team


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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Tara A.

New Haven, CT


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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!

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Premium Materials Create Gorgeous Results 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 crowns, veneers, and other restorations. Though there are many dental materials available today, Dr. Lerch and our team prefer zirconia and IPS e.max® 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.

The Transformative Power of a Smile Makeover

This patient wanted a solution for discolored, crooked teeth before his upcoming wedding. 
Dr. Lerch used porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and gum work to give him a brilliant, even smile he was more than happy to share in his wedding photos.

Take the First Step Towards Your Ideal Smile Contact Us 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


Glowing Reviews From Happy Patients



New Haven, CT


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I sat up in the chair again yesterday and cried tears of joy for the amazing work Dr. Lerch did on my two front teeth. One was cracked; one was chipped. They look better than they ever did, and all the work was covered by insurance. She is an artist, and visiting this cozy and loving practice is always a great experience.

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Stacey B.

New Haven, CT


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This office has changed my life for the better. I've been a patient for over 10 years now and my teeth and gums are cleaner and healthier then they have ever been. Somehow they make me better and healthier with every appointment.

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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 dental services page for more information.

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:

More Excellent Reviews From New Haven, CT, and Beyond


Jonathan D.

New Haven, CT


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Dr. Lerch and her staff were very professional with excellent personal service and sensitive to the need of their patient would highly recommend them!!!

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Sabrina G.

New Haven, CT


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Very friendly and helpful staff! You always feel welcome when you arrive, and reassured when you leave!

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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.

Is It Really Worth It?

After Rahisha's veneers procedure (actual patient)

Take it from one of New England's most qualified cosmetic dentists, a team of cosmetic specialists, and hundreds of happy New Haven patientsa 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.

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Bob C.


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I am very thankful for finding them, they are very friendly and professional in dealing with all my dental needs. They are also very helpful in finding ways to help with financial assistance in dealing with all costs of the procedures needed. Thank you again for all your understanding and help about my dental needs, greatly appreciated. Bob Corso

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Cam C.

New Haven, CT


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Fantastic dental practice. Rahisha was amazing with scheduling and communication. Dung was also amazing. She was funny and communicative, explained what she was doing and why. I walked away knowing a lot more about dental health then ever before. Super friendly staff, everyone was great.

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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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