Moving from NHS to private dentistry ?

In recent years, finding an NHS dentist is like hitting a gold mine. Dental deserts are appearing across the UK (especially in Somerset) so many people opting for a private service instead.

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In this blog, we explore the factors that drive this transition and highlight the benefits of our private dental plan services.

Benefits of private dentistry:

Personalised Care and Treatment Options

One of the primary advantages of private dental care is the ability to access a broader range of treatment options customised to individual needs.

Private practices often offer a more extensive array of cosmetic and elective procedures, including teeth whitening, veneers, and orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. This allows patients to enhance their smiles beyond the scope of basic NHS services.

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Shorter waiting times

Although private dental practices are also getting increasingly busy, they often provide greater flexibility in terms of appointment scheduling.

This means possible shorter waiting times for routine check-ups and treatment. Swift access to dental care can be particularly beneficial for those seeking timely intervention for oral health concerns.

Comprehensive Preventive Care

Private dental plans typically emphasise preventive care. This may include more frequent and thorough dental hygiene appointments, comprehensive oral health assessments, and preventive treatments such as fluoride applications.

This proactive approach helps in early identification and addressing potential issues before they escalate, promoting long-term oral health.

Specialist Services & Expertise all in one place

Luckily at Martock Dental Practice, we have access to a network of specialists or dentists with special interests, allowing for seamless referrals when needed.

Whether it’s a complex oral surgery, orthodontic treatment, dental implants or specialised cosmetic procedures, patients benefit from the expertise of our highly trained dentists within the same practice.

Emphasis on Patient Education

Our dental plans place a strong emphasis on patient education. Patients receive in-depth information about their oral health, treatment options, and preventive measures.

This proactive approach empowers individuals to be actively involved in their oral health and make informed decisions about their dental care.

Tailored Financial Plans

While private dental care involves additional costs, we offer flexible payment plans to make comprehensive care more financially accessible.

These plans allow patients to budget for their dental needs over time, easing the financial burden associated with more extensive treatments.
Our dental plans offer a 10% discount on most dental treatments*.

Transitioning from NHS to private dental care is a personal choice that depends on individual preferences, priorities, and oral health goals.

While NHS services play a crucial role in providing essential dental care, private dental plans offer a broader scope of services, increased flexibility, and a more personalised approach to achieving optimal oral health.

If you’re considering moving to private dental care, we encourage you to schedule a new patient consultation with our team to explore the benefits and options available. Our commitment is to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care that prioritises your oral health and well-being.

*Exclusions apply. Please refer to adult and children’s plan leaflets.

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