You will be asked to accept and sign in agreement to our terms of business. We accept cash or debit/credit cards. Payment is requested after each appointment, unless by strict arrangement for extended treatment plans.
Q. How much will it cost?
All NHS treatments fall into one of three bands:
- Band 1 £20.60 includes examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays, advice on how to prevent future problems, scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants.After a check-up your dentist will explain any problems you have and give you treatment options and reception will prepare a written estimate of cost.
- Band 2 £56.30 as above but also any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
- Band 3 £244.30 as above plus crowns, dentures or bridges.
Please note that we request NHS fees band 1, 2 and 3 to be paid in advance of appointments.
National Health Service dentistry must provide treatment of a reasonable standard to secure and maintain oral health. Fees (see above) are set by the Department of Health and will be the same with every NHS dentist. The NHS does not provide any cosmetic treatments including white fillings, bleaching, certain types of crowns or implants. Check-ups may not be available as frequently as previously. NHS appointments are available between the hours of 9.00a.m and 5.00p.m Monday to Friday.
Q. What's the difference between NHS and Private?
Private dentistry at Kingswalk Dental Practice provides ALL treatment options which are currently available.
You can expect the best standard of care possible.
All laboratory work will be carried out by the most experienced technicians using the best quality materials and your treatment will be prioritised and completed as soon as possible, reducing the time you have to wear temporary crowns or fillings.
All work is guaranteed within reason for 2 years on a like for like basis.
Early morning and evening appointments are available for your convenience.
Q. How soon can I be treated?
Our waiting times for NHS check-ups are approximately 4 weeks, and 6-8 weeks for treatment sessions.
Q. Am I entitled to free treatment?
Patients do not have to pay any NHS dental charges for a course of treatment if, on the first day of treatment, they are –
- Under 18 years of age
- Aged 18 and in full time education
- An expectant mother
- A woman who has either had a baby, or a still birth in the previous 12 months
Patients do not have to pay any NHS dental charges for a course of treatment if on either the first day of treatment or on the day the charge is made, they or their partner, are currently receiving-
- Income support
- Jobseekers allowance
- Working Family tax credit
- Pension Credit guarantee credit
- Or are named on a valid NHS low income scheme certificate HC2 for full help
- The dental charge may be reduced for patients named on a valid HC3 certificate
Call into the practice to collect an HC1 application form for help with NHS costs.