NHS DENTAL TREATMENTS
DENTAL TREATMENTS FOR NHS PATIENTS
The NHS covers clinically necessary dental treatments, including dental exams and dental emergencies. Healthy teeth and gums, as well as excellent oral hygiene, are crucial for everyone, and we believe that everyone should have affordable access to basic NHS dental treatments. However, it is critical to recognise the distinctions between NHS and privately provided treatments. At Woodbourne Dental, we are here to assist you with any questions regarding NHS treatment options. Your dentist will be able to advise on the treatment options available under NHS, or explain the treatment options available as private treatments. Should you wish to opt for a treatment not covered by the NHS, we can construct a bespoke private treatment plan for you.
NHS DENTAL vs PRIVATE DENTAL
Some of the dental treatments below are always available on NHS, while others may only be covered by the NHS under certain circumstances. Similar to glasses and prescription costs, patients pay a contribution towards the cost of their NHS dental treatment, which depends on the cost band of the relevant dental treatment. Visit our pricing page to see an overview of the different treatment bands and associated costs. Please confirm whether you are being treated privately or as an NHS patient before beginning a course of treatment, since this may affect the amount you pay and the treatment options you are entitled to, as dictated by the NHS. Our private dental services, for example, provide a broader selection of procedures and materials than our NHS dental services. Cosmetic treatments are not covered by the NHS, and are thus provided on a private basis only. Other treatments not covered by the NHS include white (tooth-colored) fillings and crowns, tooth cleaning and polishing for non-health reasons, veneers, implants, and teeth whitening. These private treatments can be provided by our qualified dentists, at your own cost.