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Giving your Cosmetic Dental Practice the wow factor

When it comes to dental care, the modern customer wants more from their dental practitioner than just the standard cleaning services. Patients are demanding access to ever more advanced treatments to enhance the appearance of their teeth. As a result, there has been a growing surge of popularity for cosmetic dental services in the UK. So if you aren’t already, this could well prove another avenue worth exploring in your dental practice, giving that all-important competitive edge.

Shifting priorities

Over the years, customers seeking dental services have become much pickier than they used to be, presenting a tough challenge for practitioners racing to keep up. So as priorities continue to shift, your customers don’t just want healthy teeth, they also aspire to have a smile that looks great. Plus, the trend is also spreading to senior citizens who don’t just want to automatically settle for dentures, they, too, are demanding access to a greater array of services.

However, it doesn’t stop there. As well as being under pressure to deliver quality cosmetic dental services, you also need to make sure that your practice looks appealing - refurbishing your dental practice - in order to entice them because, in the minds of your patients, how can they be confident in your ability to deliver a perfect smile every single time when your practice doesn’t look the part as well? 

Thinking about providing cosmetic dental services at your dental practice? Need help raising the necessary capital? Apply for Dental Finance or learn more about how your practice could benefit.

Providing cosmetic dental services

Although diagnosing and treating oral diseases are still very much essential aspects of any dental practice, you must also acknowledge and meet the changing expectations of your patients. As such, in order to provide an outstanding service to your patients, you need to push the abilities and technology of your team to the limit of modern dentistry, narrowing the difference between general and specialist practitioners.

But that’s not all.

Whether you’re carrying out restorations, installing dental implants, composite bonding or inserting inlays and outlays, customers also want a service that delivers an excellent finish, maintains great oral hygiene and causes as little damage to surrounding tissue as possible. This can be quite an intimidating order to fulfil but can be delivered by providing access to high-quality training opportunities and acquiring the latest innovations in precision dental equipment. Naturally, this can also become very expensive but is an aspect of running a successful cosmetic dental practice that you can’t ignore. Thankfully, applying for Dental Finance could show you the way forward by providing access to a wide range of finance solutions, including Secured and Unsecured Business Loans, Hire Purchase, Leasing, Asset Refinance and Overdraft Replacement.

Expressing your commitment to dental excellence

In addition, the next trial to overcome is figuring out how to express your commitment to providing the highest standards in dental excellence. Although acquiring reliable equipment and bringing in suitable skill sets is very important, in order to yield a return on your investment, you also need to create an effective marketing strategy to raise awareness within your local community.

However, as well as building a responsive website, running poster campaigns and sending out fliers, what you should be aiming to do is encourage word-of-mouth recommendations from your customers. This is the most effective form of marketing and is something that you and your staff can assist with. So as well as providing brochures and offering valuable advice, one tip you could use is to start conversations with your patients. Even if it’s something that they may not benefit from personally, try mentioning what other services you provide. They may have a relative or neighbour who could.

Ready to provide cosmetic dental services?

Living up to the demands of your patients is a struggle that every UK dental practitioner understands well. But in order to remain competitive, you need to provide the services that patients in your local area are looking for. That’s why more and more dental practices are expanding their services to include cosmetic dentistry. However, the biggest challenge to overcome is the strain that this puts on your finances. Fortunately, there are plenty of finance solutions on offer that could enable you to achieve your goals - providing you know where to look - whether you're looking at buying out your dentist partner, refurbishing, growth or adding a new suite. 

At Rangewell, we’re an Access to Finance specialist who’s mapped over 400 lenders to offer you an overview of more than 23,000 business finance products. Our services are free to use and we’ll also guide you through the application process. We have dental sector finance experts who are ready to help you with:

So if you’re looking to provide cosmetic dental services, apply for Dental Finance today or find out more with Rangewell.

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