NHS Prices & Exemptions
NHS fees are set by the Government, not by Southside Dental Care.
Some patients may be exempt from paying these fees. You can get free dental treatment if you:
- Are under the age of 18 years old
- Are aged 18 and in full-time education
- Are named on a valid maternity exemption certificate
- Have had a baby in the previous 12 months, or have had a stillborn baby in the previous 12 months
- Are named on a valid HC2 certificate
- Are named on a valid HC3 certificate
- Are, or your partner is, getting Income Support
- Are, or your partner is, getting Income -related Employment Support Allowance.
- Are, or your partner is, getting Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions
For all of the above you must have valid, in date ID to show at your appointment. If you do not and still claim you may be under risk of investigation from the Government.
In some cases you may be able to apply for help with health costs, you must fill in an HC1 form to find this out - to get one by post please call 0845 850 1166.
If you are not in one of the groups entitled to free NHS dental treatment or help with the cost you will be required to pay 80% of the cost of your NHS dental treatment up to a maximum of £384 per course of treatment. Examples of the patient costs for some types of NHS treatment are shown below. Please note that the NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending on the treatment required.
Fees as of October 2016:
New Patient Registration Examination - FREE
Check-Up Appointment - FREE
2 Small Xrays - £4.88
Simple Gum Treatment (scale & polish) - £11.12
Small Amalgam (silver) Filling - from £7.56
Large Amalgam (silver) Filling - from £19.44
Root Canal Treatment (front tooth): from £48.28
Root Canal Treatment (back tooth): from £83.72
Single Crown (front tooth): from £112.12
Simple Extraction (one tooth): from £12.68
Complete (upper & lower) Dentures: £168.13
If you wish more information on the NHS and Dentists please visit their website by clicking here.
Not all dental treatments are covered by the NHS. The NHS cover necessary dental treatment to ensure that everyone has access to good oral hygiene. If you wish for dental treatment like white fillings on the back teeth, crowns with no metal in them, teeth whitening and vists to the hygienist these would be considered Cosmetic Treatments. Southside Dental Care supply a full range of Cosmetic Treatments and will always give you your options with regards to both NHS and Cosmetic.
You will always receive a treatment plan with cost estimates for all treatment mentioned. It will be separated between NHS and Cosmetic to avoid confusion.
Southside Dental Care: 125 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3AJ
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