NHS treatments are available at both of our practices, these treatments are to maintain and secure your oral health. The NHS recommends you should see a dentist regularly for routine check-ups even if you are not experiencing any problems with your mouth or teeth. Attending regularly helps you and your dentist to keep your mouth, teeth and gums in good health and pain free. Your dentist will tell you how often you need a routine check-up. The recommended maximum intervals are up to 24 months for adults and 12 months for children.
You will be able to have all treatment provided under the NHS that your dentist feels is clinically necessary in order to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy.
The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it - with Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3 (see below). Some minor treatments are free.
If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive:
Band 1 - Currently £20.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.
Band 2 - Currently £56.30
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
Band 3 - Currently £244.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.
FREE for you?
Anybody who receives;
-Income-based job seekers allowance,
-Income-related employment and support allowance,
-A tax credits exemption card,
-Under 18 years old
-Under 19 years old and in full time education,
-Woman who are pregnant or who have a child under the age of one,
-Pension credit Guarantee Credit
-HC2/HC3 forms will be entitled to FREE NHS treatment or a partial exemption.