Advantages of Using a Private Dentist

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Private dentists tend to offer more extensive treatment plans, meaning that you can receive more comprehensive treatments and also receive them sooner. This means that you will be in a much better state to enjoy your summer and your holiday. Private dentists are able to provide you with quick dental care, meaning that you can get help with minor dental problems or problems immediately and the services are usually much more affordable than those provided by NHS dentists. In addition to being able to treat you with more comprehensive and more cost-effective services, you may find that private dentists can be more flexible and can allow you to take extra days off work to receive treatment.


The difference between NHS and private dentistry

One big advantage of having your teeth done at a private dentist is that you will be fully covered by the NHS. If you are having any treatment that requires an overnight stay in the hospital, this will be covered. But the NHS will not be paying for your teeth to be fixed. Private dentists can help you access dental treatments that might not be on offer at the dentist you see at the local hospital. These could be services like whitening or veneers. Not all private dentists are the same. Private dentists will usually provide a comprehensive service to their patients. You might see a dentist for cleaning and x-rays but a dentist with a much more extensive service will also be able to give you cosmetic work, crowns and dentures.


Using a private dentist can help you get the treatment you need

This is why a private dentist can be so beneficial to those who don’t have NHS dental insurance, as they have the ability to offer the kind of treatment that only a dental nurse can provide. NHS dentists will use their primary skills to address dental problems, but they are only able to offer a limited range of treatment. A private dentist can offer a wider range of treatments, whether they are medical or dental related, in order to help you with a variety of issues. Cuts, root canals and fillings can all be performed by NHS dentists but these can take a long time to complete and can sometimes be quite expensive.



With a private dentist, you’ll have access to quality treatment at a more affordable price, especially if you’re travelling. You’ll have your teeth in tip-top condition with minimal costs associated with dental care.

Achieving Straighter Teeth

Woman with straight white teeth

There are many issues with teeth that can be fixed with a simple procedure. If your teeth are off-coloured, they can be whitened. Veneers are also available to restore your smile. Broken and chipped teeth can have a crown or a bridge. Missing teeth can be replaced with implants and dentures. However, crooked teeth are a little trickier to fix. The straightening of teeth that are crooked or uneven can often take a year or more to complete.


Traditional braces can be effective in straightening teeth, but they are somewhat visible. You can opt for tooth-coloured braces, but they will still be noticeable. Another downside to traditional braces is that food can easily become trapped. This can cause further issues such as gum disease or tooth decay. The wearer must clean their teeth thoroughly while braces are in use.


Invisalign provides a highly effective, more comfortable, and more discreet solution for crooked teeth. There are no brackets or wires involved, and the risk of decay is significantly reduced. Invisalign orthodontics are a fantastic and convenient way of straightening teeth. Invisalign are made to fit each wearer using impressions. They are constructed using clear medical plastic.

Advantages of Invisalign

Transparent – Invisalign is an almost invisible way of straightening teeth. They are durable and easy to take care of. Most people will not notice that you are using Invisalign as they are difficult to spot, even when close up.

Comfort – Each set is created to fit the individual user, and there are no wires, making for a more comfortable fit. The trays fit easily into your mouth and are barely visible.

Cleanliness – Braces pose the risk of food building up and tooth decay. With Invisalign, you can remove your fittings and clean them. There are no hard-to-reach crevices that could accumulate food, but it is advised to clean your trays and teeth before replacing them after eating.

Easily removed – the wearer can easily remove Invisalign. The trays can be removed before you begin eating and the eating experience will not be restricted. You can easily clean the trays before placing them back. It is advised to keep the removal of Invisalign down to mealtime and avoid removing unnecessarily at other times. If you remove them frequently, you could interrupt or prolong the treatment period.

For information on the dental services offered by The Gallery Dental Centre of Excellence, contact us on 01189 351505.