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Is an NHS or Private Dentist Cheaper?


When it comes to dental care, there are many decisions to make. One of the most important decisions is whether to go to an NHS or private dentist. While both offer quality care, there are some key differences in cost and services. In this blog post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of each option so you can decide which is right for you.



NHS Treatment Options

NHS dentistry exists to ensure that you remain in good dental health. Many treatments are available on the NHS to treat things such as dental cavities, dental abscesses and gum disease. Treatments intended to improve your teeth' appearance are generally not included on the NHS, such as teeth whitening and restorative treatments focusing on aesthetics, such as veneers. You may be eligible for free treatment on the NHS if you’re under 18, pregnant or claim certain benefits. For more information about our NHS service, click here.


Private Treatment Options

Private dentists offer a more comprehensive range of services than their NHS counterparts, including cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening and veneers and more advanced procedures like implants and bridges. Maintaining good dental health is still private dentistry's primary focus and goal. However, greater consideration can also be given to how your teeth look, so a broader range of materials is often available. Technology advancements such as digital scanning may also be available to you as a private patient that can enhance the treatment experience. Click here for more information about private dental treatment at Chelwood Dental Care here.


Which Option Is Right For You?

Ultimately, the choice between an NHS or private dentist comes down to your individual needs and the availability of services in your area.


Have you considered Denplan at Chelwood Dental Care?

Denplan gives you access to private treatment and allows you to spread the cost of your dental care with regular monthly payments. You can choose between Denplan Essentials or Denplan Care, depending on the level of cover that is right for you. Our most popular plan is just £16.30/month.


That's £16.30/month for:

  • Two checks ups per year

  • Two hygiene treatments per year

  • 10% discount on general dental treatments and teeth whitening

  • Optional insurance to cover you worldwide for dental injury and emergencies


How do I join Denplan?

To join our Denplan list and start taking advantage of what it can offer, sign up online easily here. After you have completed your online application, we will be in touch to arrange your first appointment. Alternatively, call us on 0113 266 8459 to book a consultation.

For more information, please speak to one of our team or visit the Denplan website.

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