Can I change from a private to NHS dentist

As a well-established dental practice here in York, we offer a range of treatments and services to help enhance the health and appearance of our patient’s smiles. As such, we can offer both private dentist treatments and NHS dentists treatments to suit your needs – but what are the differences and benefits, and can you switch between them? We will answer these questions (and more) in today’s post.

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What does an NHS dentist do?

Think of NHS dentistry as being standard smile care for all the family. From check-ups to professional cleans, and treatments for problems such as decay or infection, it’s all about keeping your mouth healthy and your teeth and gums in top condition, and ensuring any problems are caught and treated early. Care under an NHS dentist isn’t usually free (it depends on your age and circumstances), but it is subsidised.

What does a private dentist do?

Private dentists specialise in cosmetic and restorative treatments such as teeth whitening, composite bonding, veneers and dental implants, helping you invest in your smile. They can offer smile makeovers to give teeth a straighter, brighter and more youthful appearance.  Private dentistry can also offer a greater choice of materials than are available on the NHS, and many patients benefit from shorter waiting times and greater appointment availability.

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Which is the best option for me?

This is something that’s up to the individual to decide. You will likely get the same fantastic level of care, whichever type of dentist you choose. However, some private dentists, such as those at our York dental practice, offer 0% finance plans to help budget for treatments, and there are typically shorter waiting times for appointments, too. Also, when it comes to emergency dentistry, you may be seen quickly with a private dentist.

Can I swap from a private dentist to an NHS dentist?

Of course. When you get in touch with us, you’ll just need to tell us whether you’re seeking an NHS dentist or a private dentist, and we’ll be able to book you in accordingly. This is the case whether you have been an NHS patient or a private patient.  

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Whether you’re looking for a private dentist or an NHS dentist, we can provide the care and attention your smile needs. To book a consultation with us or arrange an appointment, simply get in touch with our team here in York, today. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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