Dentists are worried about the state of teeth in UK
More than 400 dentists signed a letter published in the Telegraph today, arguing that the NHS dentistry system is ‘unfit for purpose’ as 46,400 children are admitted to hospital for tooth decay.
An an NHS dentist is so stretched as the service is running very thin and struggling to meet ambitious targets to increase the numbers of patients treated amid tight constraints on budgets. Far from improving, they say in a letter co-ordinated by Tony Kilcoyne, a specialist in prosthodontics, that the situation has worsened to the extent that charity groups normally associated with providing dental care in Third World arenas now have to do so in England.
NHS England denied that there is a crisis, pointing to a survey which found that more than nine out of 10 people who wanted to see a dentist in the last two years got to see one.
Why pay for private dental treatment?
Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care has been a private practice for over 10 years, and some people will ask why they should pay for a private dentist when the NHS offers dental care, usually at a much lower cost. Certainly, there are some excellent NHS dentists in the UK, many of whom now offer a mix of NHS and Private services however, the demand for private dental care continues to be rise. Why is that? Here, we look at some of the key reasons we hear from our patients at Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care.
A wider choice of dental treatment options
Within its three price brackets, the NHS offers core restorative dental treatments which is very limiting. As a private dental patient at Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care , you will have access to an expanse of dental treatments, including Dental Implants teeth whitening and veneers . Your treatment can be better tailored to your personal needs.
We have access to a greater range of materials and equipment that sit at the cutting-edge of modern dentistry.
The gift of time
Many patients at Gipsy Lane tell us that as an NHS patient in the past, they felt their appointments were rushed and treatment was often spaced out over long time periods.
As a private dental clinic, we are able to offer you the gift of time – time to discuss your case, time to identify the best treatment plan, and time to carry out that treatment to everyone’s satisfaction.
We offer longer appointment times which mean we can get to know your case, your history, your fears – if, for example, you’re a nervous patient -, and also what improvements you would like to make to your smile.
If you are considering a new practice – come and see us and have a look around our tranquil and peaceful waiting room and high tech facilities to make your own mind up ..NHS or Private – its your choice.