June 2, 2022

If you are looking for a new practice, you might be asking yourself: should I go to a private dentist? There are many reasons why registering with a private dentist like Ten Dental might benefit you. We explore six of them below: 


A wide range of treatments 

Some cosmetic treatments improve the health of your teeth whilst improving the way they look too. Luckily, private dental practices (like us) offer both! 

Whether it’s composite bonding to restore worn teeth, orthodontics to straighten your teeth or whitening to make them sparkle! We offer a wide range of treatments to improve both your oral health and the appearance of your smile. 


Spread the cost of your care

We know private dentistry isn’t always an affordable option, especially as the rise in the cost of living shows no signs of stopping. 

If you’re keen to opt for private treatment but are concerned about the cost, many private dental practices (like us!) offer cost-effective payment plans and finance to help you spread the cost of your care. 

This option is popular amongst patients considering extensive or more expensive treatments like orthodontics or dental implants. 


High-quality general and preventative dentistry 

Although we offer treatments to transform your smile, we know it is what’s on the inside that counts. Private dentists are also experts in helping you keep your natural teeth for longer. This means you might not need cosmetic treatments after all! 

 We promote routine examinations and hygiene appointments. During these, our specialist dentists and hygienists will:


  • Check for mouth cancer
  • Clean your teeth
  • Look for early signs of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Offer oral health and diet advice
  • Carry out preventative treatments like fluoride applications and fissure sealants 


The latest in dental technology 

Dental technology has come a long way in the last few years. Private dental practices often invest more money into this innovative dental equipment, which improves the quality and efficiency of your treatment.

 Our personal favourites are the Primescan and 3Shape Trios intraoral scanners. These allow us to take 3D images of your teeth during treatment, giving us a more detailed view of your teeth to diagnose problems early.  We can also use them to plan your treatment more accurately. 


Get seen quicker

If you have spotted an issue with your teeth or you are in pain, the last thing you want is a waiting list as long as your arm. Seeing a private dentist is often much easier and quicker, so you can get the ball rolling on your new smile without hesitation. 


Orthodontic treatment is no exception. In fact, if you’re looking to straighten a moderate or minor misalignment with your teeth, your only option is to go private. 


More accessibility 

Private dental practices usually have lots of availability for new patients. If you are moving to a new area or looking for a change, this flexibility could be welcome.


Where can I get expert private dental treatment in South West London? 

Ten Dental is a private practice based across three locations in South West London – Balham, Clapham, and Wandsworth


We offer expert general, preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatment, and we are currently open to registrations from new patients. 


If you haven’t decided whether private dentistry is for you, book a FREE consultation to speak with one of our friendly dentists. We can talk through everything from your treatment to payment options to help you make an informed decision. 


We would love to welcome you to one of our local practices – get in touch to book your first consultation today.