17 Sep Affordable Dentistry in Southampton
Can I Afford Private Dentistry?
At Bridgeways Dental, we are constantly reviewing our services and prices to ensure that as many people as possible are able to receive the dental care that they want and need.
So, the short answer to the question “can I afford private dentistry?” is yes!
We have made three important changes to help more people with the same high quality of dentistry that you have come to expect from us.
1. More applicable charges.
The majority of our regular patients have stable, healthy mouths. We know the current level of health and we have already discussed the long-term implications and possible future dental work at your new patient consultation, or previous routine examinations. That means that when changes are necessary, the conversation is much shorter. We plan ahead when extras such as radiographs may be needed.
If you are ready for a change or there are significant improvements to discuss, then we will schedule further extensive consultations (which often require photographs, scans, or extra radiographs) and treatment planning appointments tailored to your individual needs. This gives you a much more streamlined and personal service.
2. Digital dentistry evolution.
Since taking over the dental practice in 2016 we have invested heavily in improving our workflow, and a big part of that is embracing digital technology and staff training.
We use our iTero digital scanner for monitoring your dental health with baseline records, planning treatment with digital models, and fabricating your restorative work such as crowns and veneers. This means you don’t have to have sticky impressions, making your appointment more comfortable. Importantly, it saves us the cost of expensive lab-made models, and stock. It also saves us time, resulting in quicker treatment planning, shorter appointments, and shorter overall time to complete longer treatments. We have decided to pass all of this saving to our patients, by reviewing the prices of our treatments.
What makes this even better, is that our work is now more accurate and fits better than ever before, so it is likely to last you much longer before replacements are needed. Just think of that long-term affordability!
3. New products and services.
We have also introduced a new crown, for when your tooth needs more stability than a simple filling could provide but when superior aesthetics and strength are not required. This crown is made of laboratory constructed composite resin, similar to our filling materials but pre-hardened. It is suitable for restoring heavily filled or broken teeth for the medium-term duration. They are offered at a fraction of the cost of our ceramic crowns (comparable in cost to a metal crown on the NHS). This crown will not be suitable for all cases, and your dentist will always advise you of which is the best option for you.
We also offer 0% interest-free dental finance plans over 6 or 10 months for anything over £500. We will soon be introducing longer term low interest finance plans for your larger investments into your dental health, so watch this space for news and introduction dates!
Please do get in touch with us at 023 8086 8833 if you have any questions about the services we offer, or how we can best help you. We look forward to hearing from you.