Is Private Dental Care the Right Choice for You?

Tariq Drabu, a leading dindexentist and specialist oral surgeon, is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice in Middleton offering extensive experience catering to private and NHS patients in Manchester. He advised that many patients don’t know if a private dentist is the right choice for them, as they are not sure exactly what a private dentist does.

Some people are under the impression that a private dentist only offers the same services and treatments that they can get on the NHS. The National Health Service in the United Kingdom works on different pricing bands, which makes dentistry affordable. But there are certain treatments which are not readily available on the NHS that a private dentist can provide, over and above basic treatment from white fillings to root canal treatments and more.

Tooth Whitening

The first treatment that Dr Tariq Drabu advised is available at a private dental practice is tooth whitening. In the United Kingdom this treatment is only available from experienced and qualified dental professionals and offers the patient a chance to lighten their natural tooth colour, hiding unwelcome stains and brightening their teeth. Tariq Drabu mentioned that with celebrities boasting pearly white smiles, the demand for tooth whitening has increased around the world.

Dental Veneers

The next service which is offered by a private dentist in the United Kingdom is dental veneers. Dental veneers are used to hide imperfections, chipped teeth and even cover in gaps between the teeth helping patients preserve their natural teeth. The veneers is a thin porcelain shell which is bonded to the front of the tooth to provide a natural finish. The veneer can also be done in a lighter shade so the client can have that lighter tooth colour that they may be looking for.

Dental Implants

Tariq Drabu mentioned that a private dentist can provide patients with dental implants, which are a welcome alternative to dentures when they have one or more teeth missing in their mouth. The benefit to the implant is that it is screwed into the jaw bone and therefore the bone doesn’t deteriorate as a result of the root of the tooth being removed. He did mention that the minute a tooth is extracted the jaw bone below suffers as a result.

Other Benefits

Tariq Drabu mentioned that private dentists are able to schedule their appointments to meet their patients needs, which gives them more time with each patient, focusing on their overall oral health while providing them with the best level of patient treatment and care.


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