What’s The Difference Between NHS And Private Dental Care?

Dental services are available on the NHS and privately, so it’s helpful to understand the differences in care, as it’s not always clear to patients.  Please read on as we have outlined the main differences here for you.  If you are looking for a private dentist in London, call MyHealthcare Clinic on 0207 099 5555 now. Emergency same-day appointments available.

Dental care is available through different routes – using the NHS, or opting to go private. It’s important to weigh up the pros and cons of going private, before making the decision. While NHS dental care is often thought to be more cost-effective, that actually depends on the treatment you require.  Private dental care may be a lot more affordable than you think.  Read on for more information.

With regards to dentistry results, the main overall difference between NHS dental care and private dental care is that the NHS operates on a functional-only level, meaning that the NHS often don’t use materials/treatments which produce the best appearance.  Private dental care, however, will always give you the best possible functional, but also, the best possible cosmetic results.

What dental care is covered by NHS?

NHS treatment is designed to be cost effective for the tax payer and each NHS clinic works to a fixed NHS budget, therefore, more cost effective materials and laboratories are used, and cosmetic dentistry is generally not available. 

For example, NHS cleaning is designed to ensure the patient has healthy gums and to treat what is clinically necessary only and not to specifically remove all stains for cosmetic reasons, as would be added to the benefits of private dental practice. 

Private dental practice includes implants and whitening, for example, whereas the NHS doesn’t.  Read on to find out more about what MyHealthcare Clinic private dental care offers.       

Private dental care: book same-day appointments

Our private dentists can be called upon in an emergency, without lengthy waiting times for private dental treatment. This makes our services unrivalled by the NHS. These appointments can be accessed in an emergency using a membership plan, dental insurance, or on a pay-as-you-go basis.  If you need a private dentist in London, call MyHealthcare Clinic on 0207 099 5555 now.  

The NHS has very long waiting lists but with MyHealthcare Clinic private dental practice, you are able to book same-day appointments for private dental care in state-of-the-art, award winning clinics, in Fulham, Wandsworth, and Wimpole Street, Central London.

Faster access to dentists and specialists and increased flexibility of appointment times means private dental care fits around your busy schedule.  Our dentists can offer you appointments Monday to Saturday with early and late appointments available, as well as same-day bookings.

Is it better to go to a private dentist?

MyHealthcare Clinic offers a first class experience.  Its private dental care has the complete freedom to provide the very highest standard of treatment and materials, with no funding restrictions and a focus purely on quality of the overall results of the treatment, using the very best materials available.

Private dental work such as dentures, crowns, bridges and implants are usually sent to different private laboratories, where named experienced technicians handmake every single item. Should anything need to be returned, there is usually more flexibility and a faster turnaround from a private laboratory, than an NHS laboratory.

MyHealthcare Clinic offers longer appointments to allow plenty of time to complete your treatment at a more relaxed pace, with its expert, ethical and trustworthy team of private dentists.

Membership plans for private dentistry at MyHealthcare Clinic start from £20 per month if you sign up today.  With dental membership our members are guaranteed access to: 

  • Dental check-ups (2 per year)
  • Hygiene treatments (2 per year)
  • Dental x-rays and CT scans
  • Emergency dental appointments
  • Member-only special offers
  • 20% discount on dental treatments (except implants, orthodontic and specialist services)

Our highly skilled dental team is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology at our award-winning MyHealthcare Clinics based in Fulham, Wandsworth and Wimpole Street, Central London.

Can you mix NHS and private dental treatment?

Yes, you can mix NHS and private dental treatment.  If you need an emergency appointment, for example, it is possible to receive private dental care treatment the same day, on a one off basis.  With MyHealthcare Clinic, appointments can be accessed in an emergency, using a membership plan, dental insurance, or on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Is private dental care better than NHS?

Private dental care at MyHealthcare Clinic offers same-day appointments, Monday to Saturday, in state-of-the-art, award winning clinics.  Whether you need an emergency appointment, or are looking to brighten your smile through cosmetic surgery, the experience at MyHealthcare Clinic is first class, with a highly experienced team using the latest technology to deliver quality, expert private dental care. 

Call MyHealthcare Clinic for a first class private dental practice experience on 0207 099 5555 now.

Teeth whitening is available through MyHealthcare Clinic private dental care

Find out more about our high quality and competitively priced teeth whitening treatments with a free consultation at our award-winning MyHealthcare Clinic which provides:

  • State-of-the-art dental suites
  • Laser teeth whitening in-clinic
  • Home teeth whitening kits
  • Over 30 years of experience
  • Expert dental team
  • Visibly noticeable results

Brighten your smile and boost your confidence with safe and effective teeth whitening treatment. Our team of experienced teeth whitening specialists offer a free consultation to guide you through your options.

We offer laser teeth whitening which offers safe and effective results giving you visibly brighter results in just an hour. The laser activates and oxidises the whitening gel to help lift stains.

Alternatively, our home systems using moulds and gels allow you to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home. Home teeth whitening offers a longer-term treatment programme.

To find out more, book a free consultation with one of our teeth whitening specialists by calling 0207 099 5555 now.

How does teeth whitening work?

Professional teeth whitening involves bleaching the teeth using a whitening gel to make them lighter, usually by several shades. Laser whitening uses a laser to activate the whitening for fast results within the hour. Home kits are applied using a gel and mouthguard over a period of a few weeks.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Some home kits on the high street or internet can be abrasive and cause damage to the teeth, home whitening kits from your MyHealthcare Clinic dentist offer the most effective and safe solution. They also offer you the support of an experienced dentist and can help you to improve the whiteness of your teeth by several shades.

The results from your teeth whitening treatment will be permanent, but to maintain them we recommend top-up treatment every few months. This can be done using a quick and easy home kit.

Being able to smile and know that your teeth are really white makes a difference in confidence levels. If you have whiter teeth that you’re proud of, you’re far more likely to relax and smile. This floods the brain with feel-good endorphins.

Affordable dental implants with MyHealthcare Clinic private dental practice

Find out more about high-quality, affordable dental implants with a free consultation at our award-winning clinic and specialist dental implants centre.  Interest-free finance plans are available, from £14 a month per tooth.

Dental implants in London are now considered the best clinical treatment for missing teeth and can offer a permanent, fully functional, and cost-effective solution which can last a lifetime. Choose between single, multiple or full mouth dental implants for your private dental care.

Our MyHealthcare Clinic specialist dental director Dr Theo Sioutis is a highly experienced dental surgeon with a special interest in dental implants. He has placed thousands of dental implants and heads up our dental implant team.

Dr Theo has been practising for over 10 years and has a wealth of experience with aesthetic and restorative cases. Dr Theo is aware as a dental surgeon, that there is far more to the service he provides than just the surgery. He believes the key to a happy patient is a clinician that listens and that you can trust. Dr Theo Sioutis prides himself on the quality of his work and is always striving to give the patient the best result.

MyHealthcare Clinic private dental care provides invisible braces

Enjoy visible results, with invisible braces from £27 a month.  Invisalign is an invisible brace system, which is able to transform your smile with a series of removable clear aligners that gradually straighten your teeth.

Our highly experienced and professional team will help you to achieve the results you want, in the shortest possible time frame. Visit our London Invisalign Clinics based in Fulham, Wandsworth, and Wimpole Street, Central London, for a free consultation.

Invisalign provides a fast and effective solution to teeth straightening, and your new smile could start to take shape within your first few weeks of treatment. Depending on your unique case, the total treatment time could range from 3 to 18 months. For a personalised assessment visit us for a free consultation with a private dentist.  Call MyHealthcare Clinic on 0207 099 5555 now.