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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.

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.

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. 

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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


Vlada Shelkova


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What a wonderful dental practice! I’ve never received such amazing and personal care at a dentist office and/or most other medical offices. This team works well together and is happy to let you know as many details as you’re interested in knowing about what’s going on in your mouth. Everyone is on the ball, responsive, and just a pleasure to chat with! I rarely post reviews and found myself asking where I can do so for this office due to the high level of service I received. Thank you everyone and I look forward to my next cleaning ;)

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Gayle Pemberton


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I have been seeing Dr. Lerch for more than 20 years. She is a superb dentist with a terrific staff. Everything about your problem or how your goals can be met is explained clearly and effectively. Her equipment is state-if-the-art. She is very highly regarded in her field. If you love your teeth, Dr. Lerch will keep the love affair alive. If you hate them, she will find a way for you to love them. Not bad, eh?

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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. If you have more complex misalignment, 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 Implants

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 that support gorgeous, 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.

Making Your New Smile Affordable

Because every patient has unique smile makeover goals, the total cost of your treatment plan can vary widely. 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 work with CareCredit®, a healthcare lender that 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 score.

More 5-Star Reviews


Bob Corso


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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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Kelsey Jenkins


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I've never felt so at home at a dentist office. Very clean facility with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Dung, the dental hygienist was a pleasure to talk with, and she did a great and thorough job cleaning my teeth. It was very easy to get a prompt appointment.

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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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