The Smile Dental Practice offers private, Denplan and NHS dental care.
At our Bromley dental practice, we see a variety of patients from many different parts of the local area and society. Their needs differ from person to person too, with some simply requiring essential dental maintenance, whilst others are looking to improve the appearance of their smile.
Sometimes we see some confusion about the role of NHS and private dental treatments, so we thought we’d try to address this in our blog.
NHS dental care
At the Smile Dental Practice, we do offer patients NHS dental care. This is very popular and there may be a waiting list, so if you are interested in joining our practice as an NHS patient, we recommend that you contact us now for the latest information. The NHS offers essential dentistry that should be sufficient to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Pricing is split into three categories dependent on the complexity of the procedure. Basic restorations such as fillings and crowns are available on the NHS, as are extractions, although we avoid taking out teeth where other options are available to save them. Cleaning of the teeth and gum line too can be done through the NHS in the fight against gum disease, one of the biggest causes of tooth loss in the UK.
Some types of dentures and bridges are also available on the NHS and generally the care available is designed to ensure that a patient has access to a reasonable standard of dental care throughout their lives.
What NHS dental care does not provide, is cosmetic dental treatment (except in exceptional circumstances). These must all be paid for privately, possibly through dental schemes such as Denplan. An increasing number of patients from the Bromley area are now coming to our modern and comfortable practice for these procedures, predominantly to improve the appearance of their smile. With studies showing that our smile is one of the first things that people notice about us, this should, perhaps, come as no surprise.
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments is the teeth whitening procedure. This is highly effective in all but cases of severely stained teeth, where dental veneers may be the preferred option. Even dental braces have improved dramatically and we are proud to be providers of the popular Invisalign orthodontic system which successfully straighten the teeth without the need for wires and brackets. Tooth replacement too, no longer needs to rely on dentures or bridges. Dental implants can be placed in our own Bromley dental surgery, offering an excellent and strong replacement for a natural tooth.
Whether you are looking for essential oral health care using the NHS dentistry scheme, or are interested in improving the appearance of your smile, you can be sure that we will take good care of you.
Please get in touch with Smile Dental Practice today on 020 8462 2473 to enquire about joining our practice.