Thanks to the nature of private healthcare, private dentists in London can offer you more advanced care and treatments than NHS dental clinics. This means, when checking out private dental clinics, you should be looking for the best services and equipment, not just the staff. Private dental care is about more than just giving you the treatment necessary to maintain your oral health and is great if you are looking for more choice, so a great private dentist should provide you with a number of service options.
The Importance of Choice
When looking for a dental practice in London, you’re presented with two options: an NHS dentist or a private dental clinic. This means you have to make a choice as to the services you are offered. NHS dental treatment does not cover any cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening, as that is only to improve your appearance and not clinically necessary.
Private dentists also provide general dental treatments like NHS dentists, but with added choices. When seeing an NHS dentist, they must work to more stringent appointment times and booking schedules. Private dentists allow for longer appointment times, you can better discuss your needs and treatment plan or even just enjoy a friendly chat. This is essential for nervous patients.
The importance of all this choice is more apparent when working in the heart of London. People’s time is precious with busier careers than ever. People need to be able to book appointments for when it suits them as well as get the proper care they need.
The importance is also equally apparent when it comes to services and cosmetics. Regardless of the NHS’ view that any changes to appearance are clinically unnecessary, we disagree. We understand the relationship between oral health and mental health. We think you should have the choice as to how your teeth look, letting you define your smile and your confidence. Oral health also has a massive effect on your job performance and confidence at work.
What Services Can a Private Dentist in London Offer?
As mentioned before, the differentiation between an NHS dentist and a private dentist is appearances. A private dentist can take appearance into account when recommending treatments. This opens up a whole branch of dentistry known as cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement in dental aesthetics in colour, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance. It often overlaps with orthodontics.
Not all dentists are equal, however. Many dentists offer different treatments and lack some of the more cutting edge treatments. We have a list of some great treatments and services that we offer which we believe that all private dentists should offer to their patients.
Same Day Implants
Dental implants are hugely important to your smile and confidence. The NHS will only allow you to have dental implants if they affect your health, so you may be left with gaps in your smile or poor looking replacements if you rely on the NHS.
Private dental clinics all offer dental implants, but oftentimes they can take a long time to come to fruition. The wait time is long and you have to endure a long period of time where you will feel incredibly self-conscious. With same day dental implants, we can fit the titanium rods and a natural-looking tooth or set of temporary teeth in just one day.
The temporary teeth will remain in place for around three months to give your mouth time to fully heal (although recovery time from the process itself is minimal). Then we’ll fit a permanent set of teeth that look and feel even better.
Same day dental implants are suitable for most patients as the process is virtually pain-free. Not only are same day dental implants much faster than traditional implants, they typically cost less too.
Smilelign Clear Aligners
Braces make many quiver with fear. The idea of having metal moulded to your teeth slowly pushing them into place sounds painful and more important, unsightly. We have the perfect solution to this with Smilelign clear aligners. These invisible braces allow you to have the benefits of braces without any drawbacks to your appearance.
We believe that Smilelign is the best choice you can make. Many dentists choose to go with other brands such as Invisalign but we choose the best for our patients. This brand is much more comfortable for our patients as well as being a cheaper option. We don’t think you should be held back by prices when making decisions over your smile.
6 Month Smiles
We like to take orthodontics to a new level, providing you with not only improved appearance while undergoing treatment but also giving you results as soon as possible. We accomplish this with the 6-month smile programme.
Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits every kind of lifestyle. Combining the speed of treatment with discreet braces, it’s the perfect treatment for those who need results promptly without impacting their life.
All on 4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 is a revolutionary and highly advanced new method that allows a full mouth of new teeth to rest with complete, proven stability on only four implants. It allows all teeth to be supported “on four” dental implants. It is a surgical and technical prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient or for patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth or compromised teeth due to gum disease.
Contact Hermes for More treatments
Hermes Dentists London offer all these treatments and more, giving our clients the world-class dentistry service they deserve. We are an award-winning dental clinic with experience with a proven track record. With an experienced orthodontics team and emergency dentists service in London. Read our blog to see more oral health tips and keep up with all the latest dentistry news.