Wait is sealant?
Quite simply, the sealant used for dentistry is a method of protecting teeth decay. It is quick, painless, long-lasting, all while still remaining cost-effective for the patient. The treatment is specifically designed to be administered onto the biting surface of the back molars and premolars. Due to the natural anatomy of the molar, pits and fissures will sometimes need to be seal to protect the tooth from becoming damaged over time.
Why would i need it?
The pits that develop on molars in adults can vary in depth. For some patients, the pits will be very deep and will require a sealant to be administered. For others, it may not be required as their fissures aren’t as deep. It is important that once the molars have developed in a child that they are inspected by a dentist. They may then be recommended to have a fissure sealant administer if it is required.
How is it administered?
It is one of the simpler treatments that you will have done at the dental office. It required a few steps prior to having the sealant placed on the tooth. For example, the tooth must first be correctly prepared. The tooth must be cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and then dried. The liquid sealant will then be applied to each tooth (only taking a few minutes for each tooth) and hardened with a dental curing light.
How long will it last?
The treatment is quite durable, as it has to withstand daily chewing and grinding on the back-most molars. Therefore, fissure sealant will likely last you many years to come without any trouble of being removed. Having the sealant checked during your regular check-up appointments will be enough to ensure they are still functioning as normal, but sometimes the sealant needs replacing due to excessive wear and tear.
Who can benefit?
Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at this practice.
What can I use it for?
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic or cosmetic work. If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.
How much can I borrow?
Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to ‘on-the-spot’ credit check. Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
How do I repay the loan?
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
How much will I pay?
You pay the cost of your treatment – no more and no less. Interest-free means just that!
What are the repayment terms?
Your dentist will be able to go through the various terms with you and agree the most suitable repayment period.
How do I apply?
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment – and a cost – with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider Simpler as that!
Who is the credit provider?
We’re working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.
How often can I use the facility?
You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.
The benefits: at a glance
For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.
You get the treatment you want – treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.
Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit.
To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.