Dentistry FAQs

I’m very scared of having dental treatment, how can I overcome my fears?

We will take the time to listen to your past experiences and work out a way of helping you avoid any repeats of the things you fear.
Many people find ‘happy air’ a very helpful way of keeping calm and relaxed during treatment.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

I think I’m allergic to needles, how can you help me?

In many circumstances we can offer ‘needle free’ local anaesthetic.
Many people find ‘happy air’ a very helpful way of keeping calm and relaxed during treatment.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

I have a full time job and it is hard for me to take time off, how long do your appointments take?

We are open on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings which may help you to fit your dental appointments around your work.

Alternatively, have a look at our online booking system and choose your own appointment to suit your schedule.

I don’t think I can afford private dental treatment. I’ve always had an NHS dentist, how much does private treatment cost?

Private dental treatment is very good value for money. We will discuss all the available options and you can choose the one that best suits your needs and your budget. Care is designed to give you reliable and long lasting results.

Interest free credit can be arranged if required.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

How much would it cost to have my black fillings replaced?

Between £125 and £270 per tooth depending on the size of your existing grey filling.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

I have a gap in the corner of my smile which makes me self conscious when I’m out with friends, can you help me? (I don’t want false teeth!)

There are a few options that could consider. An implant or a bridge would both solve your problem.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

I can’t eat properly with my dentures, can I have implants?

We can to use implants to make a denture more secure and comfortable.
We can also use implants to dispense with a denture and revert to ‘fixed teeth’.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

I’m worried that I have bad breath. Can you help me?

Bad breath can be caused by dental problems including decayed teeth and gum disease.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

How much are invisible braces?

Invisible braces cost from £1350 to £3900 depending on how long treatment is likely to take.
Interest free credit can be arranged if required.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

Can I pay for my treatment a little bit at a time?

You can spread out the costs of dental care by spreading out the stages of your treatment and paging in stages as treatment progresses.
Alternatively interest free credit can be a arranged if required.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

Do I have to lie back in your dental chair?

Some dental treatment can be provided sitting up but most dental treatment requires you to lie back. If you can manage to lie in bed with 4 pillows then you will be OK lying back in the dental chair.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

I hate having impressions in my mouth. Is there another way to do this?

There certainly is. We can use a digital scanner to make ‘goop free’ 3d images of your mouth.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

Can I go to sleep for my treatment?

For safety reasons general anaesthetics are only available in hospitals. Many people find ‘happy air’ a very helpful way of keeping calm and relaxed during treatment. We are also able to arrange i.v. sedation which relaxes you so much that you will have no recollection of anything. You will believe that you were asleep.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you

Why do I have to see a Hygienist?

Most adults choose to see a dental hygienist on a regular basis to help then to achieve control over heir own gum health. It is now well recognised that people with healthy gums are much less likely to loose their teeth and much less likely to suffer from a whole range of illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer.

I hate the colour of my teeth, what can you do about it?

We can help you whiten your teeth, predictably, permanently and painlessly.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you.

Can I see you on the NHS?

The NHS does not fund or encourage care or treatment of the high quality that we provide here at Balsall Common Dental Practice. Private Dental Care is great value for money as it lets you choose from the complete range of options and ensures you benefit from high quality and long lasting solutions.

We would be happy to see you for a ‘no obligation’ chat to discuss how you would like us to help you

How can I get to you?

Balsall Common Dental Practice is situated on the traffic island in the centre of Balsall Common. View on map

There is plenty of parking onsite.

Are you taking on new patients?

Yes. We are taking new patients

Do you do Denplan?

We offer our own ‘Smile plan’ scheme which is very similar to Denplan Essentials.

How much is a crown?

Between £685 and £760 depending on the options that you choose.

Interest free credit is available if required