Why your oral health deserves the best: private dentists explained

Why your oral health deserves the best: private dentists explained

Good oral health is of paramount importance to your overall health and well-being. It can affect your ability to eat, speak, smile, show emotions, and perform day-to-day activities. Studies have shown that untreated oral diseases such as tooth decay and periodontal disease can lead to pain, disruption to family and work life, reduced quality of life, and lost school days. Moreover, poor oral health has been linked to a variety of health complications like cardiovascular diseases and bacterial pneumonia. With this in mind, you deserve the best oral health care and we believe this is best catered for by a private dentist.

In this blog we are going to explore the role of private dentists, how they differ from NHS dentists and reveal why you’re in safe hands with Marsh House Specialist Dentists.

Private dentists vs NHS dentists

A private dentist and an NHS dentist differentiate mainly in terms of the services they provide, the pricing structure, and the flexibility of appointments.

A private dentist typically offers a wider range of services compared to an NHS dentist. While both provide essential dental care, private dentists often offer additional cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and cosmetic braces, which may not be available with an NHS dentist. Furthermore, private dentists often invest in the latest dental technology and equipment to offer the best possible care.

When it comes to pricing, NHS dentists follow a fixed price structure set by the government. There are three pricing bands, and the cost depends on the treatment needed. On the other hand, private dentists have their own pricing structure, which often depends on the complexity of the treatments, the materials used, and the time spent. As such, private dental care can be more expensive than NHS dental care, but this is mainly due to the variety and complexity of treatments on offer.

In terms of flexibility, private dentists often have more flexible appointment times, including evenings and weekends, while NHS dentists tend to operate during normal working hours. Additionally, waiting times for appointments can be shorter with private dentists.

In summary, while both private and NHS dentists provide essential dental care, private dentists often offer a broader range of services and more flexibility but at a potentially higher cost. On the other hand, NHS dentists provide cost-effective care with a fixed price structure but may have a narrower range of services and longer waiting times.

Private dentists vs specialist dentists

It is also worth pointing out that in addition to the shorter waiting times and greater treatment options of a private dentist, there is another level to dentistry in the form of a specialist dentist. Private specialist dentists, such as those on our dental team, are experts in their chosen field of dentistry. They can offer expert care for patients requiring dental implants, oral surgery and orthodontics.

By finding a private dentist that is also a specialist dentist, you can be assured of the very best oral health care that will be tailored for your needs whatever happens to your teeth, mouth and gums going forward.

Book now at our specialist dentist practice

If you believe your oral health deserves the best and you’re looking for a specialist private dentist in the south west of London, then you’ve come to the right place. We offer a dedicated team of dental specialists who bring their wealth of experience and expertise to ensure your smile is always in the best possible hands.

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