“Fillings” is the word that pops into most people’s minds when they think about dental services, but dentists offer many other types of treatments that improve the health and appearance of your smile. Dr. Valerie Martins, Dr. Joseph Whitney & Dr. Suzanne Fisher of Martins Dental Partners in Beverly, MA, describe a few of the services they provide.

Tiny grooves in the surface of your back teeth harbor plaque, a sticky bacterial film that raises your risk of developing a cavity. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to remove plaque from these small spaces. Applying a sealant to molars and pre-molars fills in those grooves and prevents cavities. You’ll want to make sure your children receive sealants once their molars and pre-molars erupt. Adults may also want to take advantage of the protective benefits sealants provide.

Root canals
Infected or inflamed pulp in the center of the tooth is removed during root canal treatment at Martins Dental Partners Beverly office. “Root” canal therapy gets it name because the treatment also includes cleaning and shaping the canals that travel from your roots to the crown at the top of the tooth. Because the tooth-saving procedure is performed using local anesthetic, you won’t feel a thing during your treatment.

Do you have a tooth that is darker than the others? Adding a veneer to the front of your tooth will cover discolorations caused by dental procedures and medication side effects. Thin porcelain veneers are attached to the fronts of teeth with dental cement and offer a long-lasting way to improve your smile. In addition to whitening teeth and hiding discolorations, veneers are also recommended if you want to close gaps, change the shape of a tooth or cover cracks or chips.

Whether you’re searching for a new dentist, dealing with tooth pain or simply want to improve the appearance of your smile, Martins Dental Partners in Beverly, MA, offers the dental services you need. Call Martins Dental Partners at 978-288-1946 or email us to schedule an appointment or complimentary tour of our beautiful new office.