It can be difficult to find a dentist accepting new NHS patients sometimes, but here at Studental Dental Care, we are currently accepting new NHS patients of all ages, not just students. Whether it’s time for a check-up or you need emergency treatment, you can give us a call.
Treatment available on the NHS
The NHS covers clinical treatments that your NHS dentist in Oxford feels are necessary. This doesn’t include cosmetic treatments, but does include any treatment required to keep your teeth and mouth healthy and pain-free.
Dentures, crowns and bridges are all available on the NHS, as well as the usual fillings. Braces and dental implants are sometimes covered, but only if your NHS dentist in Oxford thinks there is a medical need for them.
You will still need to pay for NHS dental treatment, but the fees are generally lower than private treatment fees. NHS charges are split into 3 bands.
Band 1 covers a check-up, as well as any necessary x-rays, scale and polish, and further treatment planning. It also incudes adjusting braces or dentures and applying sealants or fluoride treatments to the teeth.
Band 2 includes everything in Band 1, plus treatments including fillings, root canal treatment, and having a tooth extracted. Treatment for severe gum disease is also included in this band.
Band 3 covers everything in Bands 1 and 2, plus more advanced treatments such as crowns, dentures and bridges. Things such as inlays, onlays and veneers needed for medical reasons are also covered.
Free NHS treatment
Some people don’t have to pay at all for treatment from an NHS dentist in Oxford. If you are under 18, over 18 and in full time education, pregnant, or receive Pension Credit, you should be entitled to free treatment. There are also a number of other categories that entitle you to free treatment. If you are unsure whether you qualify or not, give us a call and we’ll see if we can help.
Help with private fees
If you want dental treatment that isn’t covered by the NHS, we offer finance options to help you spread the cost. Come in for a consultation to discuss treatments, fees and finance.