NHS treatment

 is based around treatment that you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free from pain. 

 All treatments that, in your dentist's opinion, are necessary to protect and maintain good oral health are covered by the NHS including dentures, crowns and bridges.

 Dental implants and orthodontic treatment (braces) are only available on the NHS where there is a medical need for the treatment.

 Not all treatment options are available at each practice and you may be referred to another practice for consultation and/or treatment.

 There are 3 charges for NHS dental treatment depending on the treatment required.

 Band 1: Currently £26.80, covers your examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes x-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment.

 Band 2: Currently £73.50, includes all treatment in band 1, plus additional treatment, such as, fillings, root canal treatment and extractions (removing teeth).

 Band 3: currently £319.10 includes any treatment from bands 1 and 2, plus treatment where laboratory manufacture is required such as, crowns, dentures and bridges.

 If, within 2 months of having treatment, you require further treatment within the same or a lower band, you will not pay anything extra.

  Emergency appointments:

 Emergency appointments pay the band 1 charge for appointments required to deal with the emergency, usually one, you may then be advised to return for a separate course of non urgent treatment, where normal charges will apply.

 Your dentist should not: * charge you for missing an NHS appointment, however they may decide not to offer you any more appointments, *   charge you for denture repairs

 For information on who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment click here.

 You may be asked to pay for your treatment at any stage of the treatment and payment policies vary between practices. At Bishopton Lane Dental, we take full payment at the start of the treatment. 

 Private payments are usually taken after treatment is complete, or a payment pan can be worked out.

If you are interested in improving your smile you should contact us on 01642 676 521 to arrange a consultation. We will be happy to provide an estimate for private treatment, which would be in addition to any NHS treatment required.