Get a beautiful smile, healthy teeth & gums! Includes a cleaning, exam, & any needed x-rays for only $125!
Welcome to Riviera Smiles
You deserve the best dental care possible, which is exactly what you receive from Dr. Ana Martinez and our professional team at Riviera Smiles. Dr. Martinez provides the most up-to-date dental procedures with the latest in modern equipment to residents of Santa Barbara, CA, and the surrounding areas.
At Riviera Smiles, your oral health is our main focus. You receive compassionate and caring treatment while you achieve the best oral health available. Our entire staff is committed to providing you with a friendly, comfortable environment that makes you feel welcome and makes a visit to the dentist a pleasant experience. We also speak Spanish, for those members of our community who are more comfortable communicating in the Spanish language.
Your smile can last a lifetime with regular dental visits and preventive care. Without preventive dentistry, Santa Barbara patients could face damaged teeth, gum disease, and a wide range of general health concerns. At Riviera Smiles, Dr. Ana Martinez guides patients toward excellent dental care and general well-being with comprehensive exams, advanced techniques, and modern technology.
Pediatric dental care
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends bringing your child to the dentist by age one, or within six months of the first tooth coming through the gums. Dr. Martinez can examine your child’s tooth development to make sure everything is fine. Children are also prone to having the same dental problems as adults, such as cavities and chipped or broken teeth. Bring your child to Riviera Smiles for routine cleanings and exams, and for education on the proper way to care for their teeth.
There are many reasons to smile in life. Unfortunately, many feel they have to keep their smiles hidden because they are embarrassed about the appearance of their teeth and gums. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry by our Santa Barbara dentist makes it possible for these individuals to transform their smiles, allowing them to smile with confidence and beauty once again.
Other dental services
Your nice smile can last a lifetime when you follow good oral hygiene practices. In addition to regular home brushing and flossing, you should get regular dental exams and cleanings. Dr. Martinez and her staff want to help you maintain your healthy smile. Make an appointment for your semi-annual visit today!
Dr. Martinez does everything possible to help you keep your permanent teeth. But sometimes a tooth has too much decay for it to be saved. In these cases, the tooth needs to be pulled. A badly decayed tooth can become infected and adversely affect your overall health and quality of life. Also, wisdom teeth often become impacted, which means they are not growing in properly or are pushing against other teeth and creating problems. These impacted teeth need to be removed so they don’t cause discomfort and infection or push your other teeth out of alignment.
Why should you have your misaligned teeth straightened? Two important reasons are appearance and health. Straight teeth give you a nice smile that can boost your confidence. You will not feel embarrassed to smile because of crooked teeth. The other benefit of straightened teeth is they are easier to keep clean and to floss. You will get fewer cavities and be less prone to gum disease if your teeth have been straightened. Call for a free consultation about the Invisalign teeth straightening system.
The latest advancement in tooth replacement is dental implants. While older methods for replacing missing teeth are still used and work well, they do not replace the tooth root. The dental implant takes the place of your missing tooth’s root, providing the stimulation to your jaw bone that’s necessary to prevent bone loss. This is what Dr. Martinez says about dental implants:
“I strongly believe that implants are currently the best solution for replacing missing teeth in a way that closely matches one’s natural teeth.”
– Dr. Ana Martinez
If you have missing teeth you want to be replaced, come see us for a consultation about how dental implants may be the right solution for you.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap which we use to repair damaged teeth. The damage can be from tooth decay or injury. Dr. Martinez combines technical skill with artistry to give you crowns that restore the natural look to your teeth. You won’t be able to distinguish the appearance of your crown from that of your other teeth.
There are many reasons why you may avoid seeing a dentist. Most of them involve the discomfort that people associate with dental work. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen a dentist, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. With the modern dental equipment Dr. Martinez uses, you will find that much of the discomfort associated with dental work has been removed. With the modern equipment we use, your dental visit can be a pleasant experience.
Unlike the air-driven handpieces, an electric handpiece is quiet and has almost no vibration. No more high-pitched whine or jawbone rattling vibrations.
This computer-controlled method of delivering Novocain before a dental procedure eliminates human error and makes getting the shot virtually painless. It also can target a specific tooth, so you don’t end up with half your face numbed. Intra-oral camera: With this camera technology, we can show you exactly what we see when we’re examining your teeth and gums. This helps in understanding why we recommend certain dental procedures.
With this new light technology, we can detect tooth decay in its earliest stages, before it has a chance to develop into larger cavities. This lets us repair the damage with minimal loss of your tooth enamel.
This is an ultrasonic method for deep cleaning of your teeth below the gum line to take care of gum disease. It is more comfortable than the older, hand-scaling method, and takes less time. Piezo technology also lets us prepare dental implant sites more precisely than older technologies.
Modern equipment makes dentistry more comfortable
Dr. Ana Martinez
The expert in smile transformation
Originally from Peru and with an international background, Dr. Ana Martinez graduated at the top of her class from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru in 1997.
Why Dr. Martinez wants to be your dentist
Dr. Ana Martinez wants people to get healthy teeth and gums, beautiful smiles that are well maintained and last for life and a treatment plan to tailor to each patient. the best dental care possible so they can achieve and maintain excellent oral health. Her focus is on helping patients so they understand the importance of oral health and providing them with a friendly, welcoming environment so they will want to keep their teeth, living longer and live happier.
After graduating at the top of her class in Peru in 1997, Dr. Martinez did a two-year residency in dentistry, then completed an internship at Witten/Herdecke University in Germany as well as a three-year residency at the University of Connecticut. She has extensive experience in general and cosmetic dentistry and wants to help the patients fix the problems, get healthy and learn how to prevent those problems from happening again.
Riviera Smiles welcomes new patients!
Are you looking for a dentist who uses the latest dental equipment and procedures to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and to give you a great smile makeover? Dr. Martinez wants everyone in Santa Barbara to have great oral health and a nice smile. For new patients, both adults and children, we offer an introductory package that includes a professional cleaning, exam and any needed x-rays for only $159 (in the absence of gum disease).
Free second opinions
Have you received a diagnosis and treatment plan from another dentist, but you aren’t sure if you really need the recommended procedure? Dr. Martinez will provide you with a free second opinion about the dental work proposed. Call (805) 617-0686 for an appointment to get your free second opinion.
Giving you the perfect smile makeover
Have you always wished to improve the appearance of your smile? Dr. Martinez is here to make all of your smile dreams come true. If you are looking to change your smile to match your favorite celebrity or even make it brighter and straighter, Riviera Smiles is the right place for you. We offer you the option of the Smile Makeover procedure, which is an all-in-one treatment that addresses all the issues with your smile. This procedure will involve carrying out multiple treatments like dental veneers, teeth whitening, composite bonding, and more, to improve any flaws in your smile.
If you are suffering from damaged, stained, misaligned, or gapped teeth, you no longer have to worry. Our Smile Makeover package will resolve all of these problems in the best way possible. With our team of dental specialists and under the supervision of Dr. Martinez our dental expert, you can be assured of getting the most amazing results you can imagine. If a Smile Makeover procedure seems like the right choice for you, come to our clinic or book an appointment with us to receive a consultation with Dr. Martinez. With our Smile Makeover package, you will be ready to face the world with a bright, radiant, and confident smile.
Everyone is great here and their work is great! I appreciate the friendliness & the attention given to one's needs. Thank you!R. C.
Best experience I've had at the dentist. No pain at all. Very delicate and always cared for my comfort. I'm a loyal customer now. Assistant was the best.V. Z.
Kindness, common sense, professionalism, and positivity from the entire team. I actually look forward to appointments!F. O.
Why come to Riviera Smiles?
There are many reasons for you to come to Riviera Smiles for you to get a beautiful smile and healthy gums. The best reason is Dr. Ana Martinez who graduated at the top of her class from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. Dr. Martinez graduated on top of her class, she is knowledgeable, skillful, caring, compassionate, & friendly.
Other reasons you should come to Riviera Smiles for improving your smiles health and maintain it and dental work include state-of-the-art dental equipment and the latest dental procedures for restoring your oral health and improving your smile. Schedule your appointment today to receive the best dental care available for residents of Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, Goleta, and Ventura.