Are Private Dentists Expensive?

Balancing A Tooth With Money, Representing Dental Prices

With what feels like the majority of people struggling to find an NHS dentist taking on new patients, many will have to consider going private. However, we notice that a lot of people are put off going to a private dentist due to the costs. Your oral health doesn’t need to be an expensive matter. Let’s take a look at the different ways you can fund your dental procedures.

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance can cover your costs for a range of treatments. With some policies starting from as low as £5 per month, it’s a wise thing to consider. Not all insurance policies will cover every treatment, so make sure you find out exactly what’s included before committing to it. You also need to be mindful that if you have a pre-existing dental condition, it’s unlikely that any treatment pertaining to that will be covered.

Dentist Working On A Patient

A good dental insurance plan should cover at least a portion of the cost for basic treatments. This includes your yearly checkup, hygienist appointments, fillings and sometimes emergency appointments.

Choose A Dental Plan

Many private dentists now offer their own dental plans, including Manor Road Dental Practice! Your dentist will assess your oral hygiene and prescribe a plan from there. This usually involves a small monthly cost, which will entitle you to get treatments and discounts throughout the year. Our plans include health examinations, descaling, advice, fillings, extractions, x-rays and more, as well as a 10% discount on our other services.

Dental Nurse With Dentist In Background

Because you’re paying monthly, you’ll be spreading the cost of your treatments. This means you won’t have to worry about the cost of your yearly checkups, and you won’t miss any appointments. Dental plans are a popular choice for many of our clients.

Put Savings Aside

If you’re not interested in taking out insurance or a dental plan, your other option is to put away some savings to call on when you need dental treatment. The amount you put away will depend on your current oral health. Those who are likely to require multiple fillings throughout the year will want to put more aside, as their appointments could become more costly.

If you’re unsure of what to expect, ask your dentist to explain what state your oral health is in. From there, you can calculate how much your yearly treatments may cost and put an appropriate sum of money away each month.

For Exceptional Private Dentists, Choose Manor Road Dental Practice

Our team of dentists welcome new patients. We offer affordable dental plans and are committed to providing high quality services that will keep your oral health in check. Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule your appointment.


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