Dental Treatments Available on the NHS

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The NHS provides investigations and treatments for the mouth, teeth, and gums to keep them healthy and pain free. Examples include fillings, X-rays, crowns, bridges, root canals, dentures, etc. NHS dental treatments are classified into three categories, called bands, each with its own price tag. Thus, band 1 dental treatment is £19.70, band 2 is £53.90, while band 3 is the most expensive, at £233.70; it is also the most comprehensive. Band 2 covers everything listed in band 1 plus a range of other services, while band 3 covers everything in the previous two, plus inlays, onlays, crowns and other treatments.

Cosmetic and orthodontic treatments

Other types of treatments, such as implants and braces, are not normally available on the NHS, unless they are justified by a clear medical need. Cosmetic dental treatment like teeth whitening isn’t available either on the NHS, but you can get it privately with any NHS dentist in Camberley. Just note that the cost of any private treatment will be added to that of your NHS treatment. Also bear in mind that if you need an emergency dental treatment, there is a standard fee that is currently £19.70.

While the NHS does not cover cosmetic dentistry, veneers are included in Band 3 dental treatments. These are made from porcelain or composite resin, and provide a new, natural looking surface for the front or back of a tooth. Veneers will improve your smile by realigning your teeth or by making them appear whiter.