Sawston Patients

NHS Dentistry

There are three standard charges for all NHS dental treatments.

Band 1 - This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg: x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and a scale and polish if needed.

Band 2 - 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 - This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.

All charges apply to an overall course of treatment, and not the individual items within the course of treatment. You will only pay one charge for each course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it.

Some people, such as under 18s and pregnant women, are exempt from charges. Ask any member of our team for more information before you have any treatment with us if you are unsure.

Current treatment prices are displayed in all our practices.

If you are entitled to free treatment, in accordance with NHS regulations you will be required to show proof of your entitlement at each examination appointment.

Mixing Treatments – Private treatments for NHS patients

Treatment under the NHS is available to secure and maintain your oral health. Patients are free to choose to have some treatments privately which are not available under the NHS. Patients may also choose to have some treatment privately as an alternative to NHS treatment. It is possible to mix NHS treatment and private treatment within the same course of treatment. As with all planned treatment, your dentist will explain all the options available and provide a written treatment plan with a breakdown of the costs involved.

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