There are so many things we need to protect in life. We service our cars, insure our houses and secure our finances.
But sometimes, what we really need to protect is our teeth and health. So it makes sense to find a dental practice that understands your unique needs and can help you maintain and restore dental health at every age.
Why choose private dentistry?
We've identified six key benefits of private dental care over NHS treatment.
At Elmsleigh House we spend time to get to know our new patients, and usually allocate an initial hour-long appointment to allow you to talk through any concerns you may have.
After this "getting to know each other" session, your dentist will perform a thorough oral assessment which will include taking x-ray pictures. Then, our experienced dentists will discuss any treatment needed, and we'll take you through all the different options available.
If you require any urgent treatment - your first appointment will identify immediate issues.
In addition, the number of patients that we see in a day are always limited, so our dentists can take the necessary time needed for each appointment, and they're not rushed.
2. Continuity of care
Unlike some dental practices, all Elmsleigh House patients will benefit from seeing the same dentist for their general dental care.
This enables you to really get to know each other and build trust with your dentist - something that can be reassuring and comforting for nervous patients and children.
3. Cosmetic treatments
Many cosmetic dental treatments, such as teeth whitening, are not available on the NHS. In comparison, in private practices you'll be given options for cosmetic dental treatments to improve your teeth and smile.
Whether you want your teeth to be whiter or straighter, or you'd like to get rid of old amalgam fillings, gaps in your mouth or improve the look of your dentures, cosmetic dentistry can restore your condience and dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth.
4. Cutting edge technology
To offer our patients the best in private dental care, Elmsleigh House continuously invest in cutting edge dental technology and our oral care experts keep up to date with the latest dental techniques.
For example, we use panoramic x-rays to capture an image of patients' mouths, and sophisticated computer imaging to create bespoke braces to align teeth.
In addition, teeth straightening for adults has come on a long way from the days of "train track" braces. Today we can offer discreet braces and near invisible aligners that are more aesthetically pleasing and create positive results, quicker. And, dental microscopes using the latest in optics are helping dentists to perform root canal treatments or intricate oral surgery, such as dental implant placement.
Similarly, dental implants have developed significantly since Swedish Professor Per-Ingver Brånemark introduced small titanium screws that integrated with the jawbone - "bionic roots" - in the late 1950s. There are now hundreds of types of implants available, and private dentists can connect you to the solution that'll achieve the best results, rather than the cheapest option.
5. Emergency Care
If you have an urgent dental problem, it is best to go to a private dentist for prompt treatment.
Most practices allocate time each day for emergency cases to ensure all patients receive the treatment they need.
If you do break or crack a tooth, we'd recommend you contact a private dentist to book an appointment to fill the tooth or smooth over rough edges.
6. Options for nervous patients
We understand that some people are scared of visiting the dentist, which is why we work hard to give you a positive dental care experience.
Often all that is required is an understanding, caring dentist who will take time to work in an unrushed manner.
In addition, continuity of care will often put nervous patients at ease as they'll see the same dentist who can build their confidence gradually. And, modern anaesthetic gels rubbed into the gum, along with new local anaesthetic techniques, can make injections painless. For especially nervous patients, private dentists can offer sedation options.
When considering your dental health care options, it's important to remember that we only get one set of permanent, adult teeth, so it's crucial that you look after them correctly.
Tooth decay, gum disease and missing teeth can create physical and emotional trauma, which can in most cases be avoided with good care and treatment.
Private dentists provide a dedicated, preventive, long-term approach in order to keep your teeth and gums in excellent condition, and keep treatment to a minimum.
To learn more about the benefits of private dental care, click the button below, and to speak to one of our dentists just get in touch with us on 01252 713797, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.elmsleighhouse.co.uk.