£270.00 – £950.00
What are full and partial dentures?
Dentures are a professionally crafted dental prosthetics used on patients who are missing teeth. This enables users to not only feel more confident with a new smile, but it also allows patients to eat and speak without difficulty. The idea of dentures is that patients are given a choice of having an alternative to dental implants, as these procedures can be quite costly and permanent. Dentures are fully removable at any time which can be a huge benefit for some patients.
Why choose partial dentures?
Dentures can come in either full or partial version and this will depend on how many teeth you are missing. Partial dentures are ideal for replacing a few missing teeth instead of a full denture, which would be more ideal for a full jaw of missing teeth. Partial dentures will be attached to either a plastic or metal plate which clips into the mouth using the surrounding teeth as support.
Many people do not find the idea of having dental implants placed appealing and this can be for various reasons. One of the biggest reasons is the cost implications, which are often too steep to pay for upfront for many patients. Financial options are available for these treatments, but people can still find this off-putting. Partial dentures are ideal for those who may just require a few teeth-replacing and wants to avoid surgical treatment and high costs.
Will they need replacing?
It’s important to know that, although dentures might offer a convenient solution, they are not going to last forever and will eventually need replacing. This shouldn’t be necessary for the first several years, but over time your mouth may start to shift and cause the dentures to become loose. Loose dentures can lead to health problems like infections and discomfort, so this should be addressed as soon as possible.
Is there any aftercare required?
Yes. You will need to make sure you clean your denture regularly. Specific guideline and advice will be given to you by your dentist, but it is generally considered good practice to brush your dentures daily to avoid any health problems.
You should make sure that you are thoroughly rinsing the denture in order to remove any loose food debris, soak them (typically overnight) in a special effervescent solution, and brush them thoroughly with toothpaste to ensure they’re completely clean.
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.