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Would you like to improve smile? Dr. Valerie Martins and Dr. Sukhpreet Heer of Martins Dental Partners cosmetic dentistryin Beverly, MA share a few cosmetic dentistry treatments you may want to consider.

Cosmetic Contouring

You don't always have to make major changes to your teeth to enhance your smile. Cosmetic contouring, a popular cosmetic treatment, involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel to subtly reshape teeth. It's often used to eliminate overlapping tooth edges, remove points from the ends of teeth or shorter a tooth that's just a little too long.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening offers big benefits for your smile. Professional whitening in our Beverly office only takes about an hour, yet lightens your teeth many shades. Whitening is a good choice if you've noticed that your smile has grown duller over the years, you smoke, or your teeth have become stained from coffee, tea, wine, cola, berries or other dark foods and beverages. The effects of whitening last several years and can be extended even longer if you avoid tooth-staining foods and drinks.

Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Whether your smile is too gummy, or you don't like the appearance of your receding gums, you may benefit from cosmetic gum surgery. Gum surgery can be used to remove excess gum tissue with a laser or add tissue grafts to restore a normal gum line if you have receding gums.


Is straightening your teeth on your to-do list, but you're not sure how you feel about metal braces? Invisalign eliminates metal wires and brackets and replaces them with clear aligner trays. The trays are virtually unnoticeable and are removed to eat or brush your teeth. If you choose Invisalign, you'll receive a series of trays that you'll replace every two weeks. Invisalign treatment may only take about a year if you're an adult.


It's usually not a good idea to cover up a problem unless you're talking about a cosmetic dental issue. Thin porcelain veneers attached to the fronts of your teeth conceal several common types of imperfections, including discolorations, short teeth, gaps, cracks, chips and twisted or oddly shaped teeth.

Improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments! Call cosmetic dentists Drs. Martins and Heer of Martins Dental Partners in Beaverly, MA at (978) 288-1946 or use our website to schedule your appointment.

Do you have misaligned or crooked teeth and wonder what you can do about it?  Have you considered veneers but determined they're not the right fit for you?  Have you considered braces but feel you’re too old for traditional orthodontic treatment or fear how they’ll alter your appearance or impact your daily life?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, Invisalign orthodontic treatment from Martins Dental Partners in Beverly, MA may be just what the doctor ordered.

Invisalign is a modern, invisible and painless approach to straightening your teeth. Using advanced digital orthodontics, a series of custom-made aligners created just for you gradually shift your teeth into the desired location leaving you with a beautiful, straight smile.

The Invisalign Process

The process starts with a free consultation.  The consultation is an opportunity for you to speak with one of the doctors at Martins Dental Partners to discuss your goals and the options available to you, including Invisalign.  If you determine Invisalign is the right choice for you, the dentist will take x-rays, photographs and impressions of your teeth.  Then, the dentist will create a 3D image and detailed treatment plan which helps you to understand the entire process, from start to finish.  Finally, the dentist will order the full set of custom-made, clear invisible trays specifically for you.  When the trays arrive you simply begin wearing each set of aligners, typically for two weeks at a time, and watch your teeth move gradually until they’ve straightened into final position.

A Convenient Approach to Straightening Your Teeth

Wearing Invisalign clear aligners, made from medical grade polyurethane won't hurt or result in sore gums the way traditional braces sometimes do.  Switching to a new tray rarely causes pain or headaches. And of course, your dentist will be with you every step of the way to ensure a comfortable process and successful outcome!

Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods without fearing that food will get stuck on your braces and brush & floss as you normally would. The best part?  Most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!

Why Martins Dental Partners?

Martins Dental Partners is a multi-specialty General & Cosmetic Dental Practice located at 130 Cabot Street in beautiful Beverly, MA. Our mission is to perfect the Dental experience.  We believe a relaxing & enjoyable dental visit is possible and strive to exceed any expectations you have regarding a visit to the Dentist.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Valerie Martins or Dr. Sukhpreet Heer, please call (978) 288-1946 or request an appointment using our website.

Do you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth?  Do you have a tooth that needs extraction?  Are you wearing a removal prosthesis that makes you feel uncomfortable or insecure?  If so, you’re likely considering your long-term goals and options available to you.  A dental implant from Martins Dental Partners in Beverly, MA may be the perfect solution.

A dental implant is a fantastic, permanent solution that looks just like your natural tooth while restoring normal function and strength to your smile.  When a tooth is lost, forces become distributed on adjacent teeth, weakening healthy teeth and affecting their stability making them more vulnerable to attrition and heavy stresses where loosening and shifting can occur.  If you leave missing teeth unrestored, opposing teeth may over-erupt towards the edentulous space, affecting the periodontal health of the opposing teeth and affecting the stability of occlusion.  In addition, in most cases the adjacent teeth will eventually shift, trying to close the space created by the missing teeth, leading to malocclusion and spaces between adjacent teeth.

By choosing dental implants, you will save your occlusion stability, opposing teeth integrity, adjacent teeth alignment, and periodontal apparatus health.  Dental crowns, bridges, or dentures can be used in combination with a dental implant to replace multiple missing teeth.  Dental implantation surgery is completely painless and is performed under local anesthesia for your comfort.  If an implant cannot be placed immediately following an extraction, a temporary tooth will be placed in the space left by the missing tooth.  After the required healing has taken place, the implant will be topped with a custom-made crown matching your existing teeth.  The final treatment plan will be dependent upon a conversation with Dr. Martins regarding your long-term goals and a thorough review of all of your options.

If you’re missing a tooth you owe it to yourself to consider a dental implant. Implants are the longest-lasting option for tooth replacement because dental implants actually become part of your jawbone making them the only permanent solution to tooth loss.  Other methods of tooth replacement such as removable dentures and bridgework often need to be replaced over time while dental implants last a lifetime! 

If a dental implant sounds like an amazing way to replace your missing tooth, reach out to Dr. Valerie Martins of Martins Dental Partners in Beverly, MA to discuss your options.  Dr. Martins, a Board Certified Periodontist, has placed over 1,000 implants; helping countless patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smile of their dreams.  Call Martins Dental Partners at (978) 288-1946 or visit our website to schedule a complimentary consultation today!

Don’t you want an artificial tooth that both looks and functions just like a real tooth?

Are you an adult dealing with tooth loss? If so, then chances are good you want a restoration that will not only look like natural teeth butdental implants will be able to restore function and strength back into your smile. Martins Dental Partners thinks you deserve just that which is why we offer dental implants.

What exactly is a dental implant?

When people realize that an implant is a small metal post the first thing they often wonder is how that will actually be able to replace a missing tooth. After all, a metal post certainly doesn’t look anything like a real tooth. Of course, the implant itself won’t be visible once it’s placed since it’s embedded into the jawbone where it will take on the role of your tooth roots.

How is a dental implant placed? 

Our Board Certified Periodontist located in the heart of Beverly, MA, Dr. Valerie Martins, will place the implant into the jawbone during a simple dental procedure. Your mouth will be completely under the effects of local anesthesia so everything will be numb. This means that you won’t feel any discomfort while your implant or implants are being placed.

Once the implant is placed, the hard part is now over. Next, we just give the jawbone the time it needs to heal. Over the course of a few months, the bone will heal and grow around the implant, making it a permanent dental restoration. The implant is the most reliable and strongest foundation from which to support a false tooth and to hold it firmly in place.

Depending on the type of dental implant you get, the implant may also contain an abutment on top of it or the abutment will need to be placed later on. An abutment sits above the gums and attaches to the top of the implant. From there, a dental crown can then be placed over the abutment. The entire purpose of an abutment is to connect the implant with the dental crown.

Martins Dental Partners is a multi-specialty General & Cosmetic Dental Practice located at 130 Cabot Street in beautiful Beverly, MA. Our mission is to perfect the Dental experience.  We believe a relaxing & enjoyable dental visit is possible and strive to exceed any expectations you have regarding a visit to the Dentist.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Valerie Martins, Dr. Sukhpreet Heer or Dr. Suzanne Fisher please, call (978) 288-1946 or request an appointment using our website.

Are you too embarrassed to wear metal braces? You can straighten your smile without hiding it. Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal invisalignbraces. Dr. Valerie Martins, Dr. Sukhpreet Heer, and Dr. Suzanne Fisher at Martins Dental Partners in Beverly, MA, offer a complete range of General and Cosmetic Dental Services including Invisalign.

Here are some reasons to consider Invisalign:

  • Invisalign is Comfortable- While traditional braces are effective in repositioning the teeth, they can be uncomfortable to wear and they can irritate your gums. Invisalign aligners are made from a BPA-free thermoplastic material. The aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear, so you will be able to wear them for 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort. 
  • Invisalign is Removable- Invisalign aligners are not only comfortable to wear, they're also removable. Invisalign will straighten your teeth without the restrictions that come with traditional braces. With metal braces, you may have to avoid eating certain foods because they can become stuck in your braces. With Invisalign, you will be able to eat all your favorite foods and brush and floss as you normally would.
  • Invisalign is Invisible- You can straighten your teeth without a mouthful of metal. Many individuals love the fact that Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. There are no metal wires or brackets and nobody will notice that you're wearing them, making Invisalign perfect for your lifestyle. Plus, since your dental visits during treatment won't involve wire or metal adjustments, you'll likely spend less time in the dentist's chair.

Millions of people from across the globe have straightened their smiles with Invisalign. Perhaps it's time you joined them? Remember, a better life starts with a beautiful smile!

Call Martins Dental Partners now at 978-279-2400 or make an appointment using our website to schedule a free consultation. We are conveniently located at 130 Cabot Street in beautiful Beverly, MA.