We believe that all patients should be offered a full choice of the treatments available and given enough information to make an informed choice. NHS patients will be offered any necessary treatment on the NHS, but may wish to choose private options if, for instance, they would like an optimum cosmetic result from their treatment.
For further information on NHS fees and exemptions see: www.dh.gov.uk/dentistry and www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk
A full range of NHS treatments is available at Buttercross Dental (except Orthodontics).
The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, gums and teeth healthy. There is a fixed fee for each NHS course of treatment – either Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3.
NHS treatment will be free if you are in one of the following groups who are automatically exempt from NHS charges:
Students over the age of 18, or anyone on a low income, may apply for an HC2 exemption certificate in order to receive free treatment.
You should fill in and send away form HC1 (available by calling 0845 850 1166). If eligible, you will be sent a certificate within about four weeks. The certificate will last for up to one year and you will have to renew it when it expires.
If you are not currently exempt from charges, you must pay for your treatment at your first appointment. If you require further appointments, an estimate will be given and you will be asked to pay at your second appointment for the remaining treatment.
We will give you a receipt and form HC5. You must complete the form and send it away with the receipt to apply for a refund.
Band 1 course of treatment £25.80
Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish (if clinically needed), and planning for further treatment.
Band 2 course of treatment £70.70
Covers all treatments included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).
Band 3 course of treatment £306.80
Covers all treatments included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
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Whether you just want to look after the health of your teeth, or are interested in improving the appearance of your smile, we at Buttercross Practice will be happy to help.