What we can offer former NHS dental patients at the Clock Tower Dental Clinic.
Over the years, we have seen a number of patients at our Epsom dental surgery who have decided to join us after many years with an NHS dentist. Sometimes this is simply because they have relocated to this part of Surrey, but equally, some patients are attracted by the additional treatments that we offer.
This is not to undervalue NHS dental treatment and we are sure that the quality of dentistry is high in most practices. But due to the nature of funding of these practices though, they are often only able to carry out a limited range of procedures.
We will look at some of the more advanced procedures that we can offer patients in a moment, but first, let us take a look at one of the most common procedures that people have; the dental filling. At an NHS practice, the filling that is typically used is made from amalgam, a combination of metals. Whilst there have been debates about the safety of mercury in traditional amlagam fillings, we would like to focus on the aesthetic aspect of them. Anyone who has an amalgam filling will acknowledge how dark and highly visible they are.
At the Clock Tower Dental Clinic, we do not use amalgam in our practice, but offer a tooth coloured cosmetic filling instead. This allows our patients to have natural looking teeth even after they have been filled. Additionally, we are also one of only a few dental practices offering amalgam removal in Surrey for anyone who wishes to replace their current dark fillings safely.
Advanced cosmetic dentistry