Rushden Fee Guide with NHS Dentist charges
At Our Practices we aim to provide dental care that meets your needs; whether you are looking for reliable and accessible NHS dentistry or expert, high quality affordable private routine and specialist dental care that is more convenient to you.
Private Fee Guide
Private patients can pay per treatment they have or can join the practice plan membership scheme.
However in either case that are summarised below. However for full details contact the practice by telephone or email.
Benefits of Private Treatment:
Consistency with the same dentist over the long term
Time allocated per patient dependant on the needs of the patient
Highest quality surgery surroundings, equipment, expertise using only the best materials
The following is an intended private price guide but a written treatment plan will always be provided following an initial consultation:
- Exam New Patient to include small x rays – £81
- Review examination – £39
- Hygienist clean from – £42
- Fillings from – £86
- Crowns from – £480
- Porcelain Veneer from – £488
- Bridges per unit from – £385
- Tooth whitening from – £280
- Implants – £2,600
- Orthodontics from– £1,600
For treatment plans totalling £1000 or greater, we offer interest-free and low-cost finance options where payments can be spread over 6-24 months. Terms and conditions apply.
Our surgeries are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
NHS dental charges
The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it – either Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3 (see below)
If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive:
Treatment Band 2017-18 Charge
Band 1 course of treatment – £20.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays),
Advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even of your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.
Band 2 course of treatment – £ 56.30
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus 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 course of treatment – £ 244.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.
What treatments should I expect to be provided under the NHS?
You will be able to have all treatment provided under the NHS that your dentist feels is clinically necessary in order to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. If your dentist says that you need a particular type of treatment, you should not be asked to pay for it privately.
If you are moving to live in another area of the country soon, you may want to wait until you arrive in the new area before starting treatment. If you are unable to complete a course of treatment that has already been started before you move, speak to your dentist.
The NHS England Area team responsible for your new area can help you to find another NHS dentist if you are having difficulty.
Free NHS dental treatment or help with health costs
You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts you are:
• Aged under 18
• Under 19 and receiving full-time education
• Pregnant or a mother who has had a baby in the previous 12 months
• Staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist
• An NHS Hospital Dental Service outpatient (however, you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges).
You also do not have to pay if, when the treatments starts, or when you are asked to pay:
You are included in an award of
• Income Support
• Income – related Employment and Support Allowance
• Income – based jobseekers’s Allowance
• Pension Credit guarantee credit
• Universal credit (check entitlement after 31 October 2015)
• You are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate, or you are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate
• You are named on a valid HC2 certificate
You will not be exempt from paying if you receive incapacity Benefit, contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance, contribution-based jobseeker’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit or Pension Credit savings credit, when paid on their own. Medical conditions do not exempt patients from payment for dental treatment.
You will be asked to show your dentist written proof that you do not have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment. You will also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you do not have to pay. If your name is on a valid BC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your treatment. Checks are made on free and reduced cost treatment claims. If you say you have the right to free treatment when you do not, you may incura penalty charge.