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Helpful information about your visit to our clinic

 

 

Understanding NHS Dental Charges

 

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The information on this page explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment.

  • Emergency dental treatment – £21.60 
    This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.

 

  • Band 1 course of treatment – £21.60
    This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.

 

  • Band 2 course of treatment – £59.10
    This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.

 

  • Band 3 course of treatment – £256.50
    This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.

 

For information about help with dental charges, including how to claim a refund, see our section on help with health costs.

Any treatment that your dentist believes is clinically necessary to achieve and maintain good oral health should be available on the NHS.

You will not be charged for individual items within an NHS course of treatment. Depending on what you need to have done, you should only ever be asked to pay one charge for each completed course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. A course of treatment is completed when the treatment listed in your treatment plan has been provided in full.

 

  • Most dentists provide both NHS and private dental treatment. Make sure you understand whether you are paying for NHS or private treatment, or a mixture of the two, before treatment begins.
  • Be aware that being repeatedly late for your treatment sessions or failure to attend appointments may result in the early termination of the course of treatment.

 

For more NHS information click here

 

 

Accepting new NHS and private patients now.

 

Nothing is more beautiful than a healthy smile. It looks great to those around you and makes you feel good!

That's why the team at our practice do everything possible to make your teeth the best they can be and keep them healthy in the long term.

You can trust our services and our intuitive gentle touch at our small, friendly clinic.

 

 

Preventative care: Regular check ups

 

You should come for a check-up regularly to make sure that you are looking after your teeth properly, and to have their condition checked. This could help prevent issues further down the line.

 

Our tip: ask our advice and make your next appointment at the end of each visit.

 

 

Don't forget: if you are recieving benefits and you require NHS

treatment, please bring your exemption card.

 

To ensure your visit to our clinic goes smoothly, please bring your exemption card to every appointment if you have private health insurance.

 

 

Any further questions?

 

Call us on 0115 9613273 or contact us directly using our email:

 

booking@brightsmiledentalpractice.co.uk

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