I think the words ‘private dentistry’ conjures up in peoples minds huge amounts of money.
Of course, this can be true especially in the realms of makeover cosmetic and implant dentistry.
However for routine care it can cost as little as 59 pence a day with one of our practice dental plans. They include checkups, hygienist appointments, X-rays and emergency appointments.
That’s cheaper than a bag of crisps a day for great routine dental care.
However, if people are looking for cosmetic work, even small changes can give great results.
Changing a little front filling from brown and discoloured to a colour that matches your teeth beautifully. Did you realize we have lots of different filling shades, so we can accurately achieve a match, that way the filling virtually disappears. Some old metal fillings can be replaced by white fillings too giving a great result.
Cosmetic whitening is another way to achieve a brighter smile, that won’t break the bank. One of the things to consider is the shade you want to achieve, 18 year old white teeth often don’t look good in 50+ year old faces! But we take care to achieve the best result that’s good for you.
A lady who we whitened recently said
“I wanted white teeth, but after Ali’s good advice, we monitored the shade until it was exactly right for me. I’ve had so many compliments that I look really good, but no one can work out why. Even my old dad kept asking me if I’d changed my hair!”
Another forgotten about cosmetic treatment is a clean by the hygienist.
At the practice, because we are owned by a hygienist, we really focus on helping patients to keep their mouths clean and healthy. Our hygienists keep you out of the dentists’ chair as much as possible and it’s something that they’re very good at. Recently a lovely lady who hasn’t had any dentist treatment, only checkups, for a few years said
“I can’t believe I’ve escaped another checkup without anything done. I wished someone had shown me how to clean my teeth properly years ago! Going to the Hygienist regularly is keeping things so clean.”
Regular hygienist appointments can help keep stains away and breath fresh.
Did you know that you can come to see our hygienists at the practice under something called Direct access. This means that you can book in with the hygienist without seeing our dentists for a one off or regular cleans.
All these small cosmetic changes could work for you too, it’s never too late to start looking after your teeth and gums and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
To book an appointment with a hygienist, please call us on 01323 325397.