NHS Dental Charges From 1st April 2019  

The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, gums and teeth healthy. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment. 
 
If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive: 
BAND 1 COURSE OF TREATMENT - £22.70 
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. 
 
BAND 2 COURSE OF TREATMENT - £62.10 
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal or extractions. 
 
BAND 3 COURSE OF TREATMENT - £269.30 
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges. 
EXEMPTIONS FROM CHARGES INCLUDE: 
 
Children under 18 
If you are 18 & still in full time education 
If you are pregnant or had a baby in the last 12 months 
If you receive income support, income based job seekers or income related employment and support allowance 
If you receive pension credit guarantee credit 
If you receive universal credit 
If you get a HC2 certificate 
If you receive NHS tax credit exemption card. 
At Heacham Drive Dental Practice, we know it’s important to feel confident with your smile 

How can we help? 

Composite or White Fillings 

Silver or white fillings? Given a choice, you may opt for white composite fillings that are usually white or a similar colour to your teeth. Besides the aesthetic benefit, there may be several other reasons for getting composite fillings such as decayed or worn teeth, closing a space between two teeth, or repairing chipped, cracked or broken teeth. 
 
White fillings have historically been considered “less durable” than silver amalgam fillings; however, dentistry and technology is always evolving. There are new materials available that prove to be equally enduring. Fillings are made of glass, synthetic resin and a setting ingredient. 
 
Is worth replacing the current amalgam fillings with white ones? 
 
We look at your situation and provide you with personalised advice. Replacing an existing filling will depend on the condition. We may advise that it is best to wait until your old filling needs replacing. 
 
How many appointments will I need? 
 
Fillings, amalgam or composite, are commonly placed in one appointment. Your dentist will remove any decay and will apply a numbing medication if the tooth is near a nerve. The area will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared before the filling is placed. The filling will then be shaped and polished to the original shape. 
 
You may experience sensitivity to hot and cold with a new filling. The sensitivity will soon disappear as your tooth adapts to the new filling. 

Porcelain Veneers 

Veneers are new facings for your teeth, which cover or disguise a wide variety of dental imperfections, for example: 
 
Crooked teeth 
Discolouring 
Unwanted or uneven gaps 
To cover teeth that are too big or too small 
 
Veneers are very thin and durable pieces of porcelain that can be shaped or coloured by the dental laboratory to match your teeth. A thin layer of porcelain veneer is attached to the front of the tooth. 
 
If you’re interested in veneers or other cosmetic procedures, contact us to arrange an appointment, and we can discuss the options that are right for you. 

Crowns 

There are several reasons you may need a crown fitted on a tooth. The most common include capping a fractured, or broken tooth, decayed teeth, large fillings or for cosmetic reasons. 
 
A crown is a type of cap that is fixed over a real tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns are made from either metal, porcelain or a combination of both materials and are designed to blend in with your teeth. 
 
Fitting a crown typically requires two appointments. At your first appointment, we will take impressions (moulds) that will be used to create the crown. This mould will also be used to create a temporary crown. Your dentist will remove any decay and shape the old tooth down before fitting the tooth with the temporary crown. Your temporary crown will remain in place until your second appointment. 
 
At your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, and your permanent crown fitted, ensuring the spacing and bite are accurate. 

Bridges 

If you’re not happy with a missing tooth or a gap in your mouth, a bridge may be the right choice to fill the gap, helping you feel more confident with your smile. Besides cosmetic purposes, other reasons for a bridge may include restoring chewing function or speech. 
 
A bridge is a fixed (non-removable) replacement for a missing tooth or gaps. Bridges are designed to blend in with your teeth. 
 
A bridge requires at least two appointments. 
 
At your first appointment, you will have impressions (moulds) taken of the surrounding teeth. The anchor teeth are prepared by removing a portion of the enamel, and a temporary bridge is fitted. 
 
At your second appointment, you’ll receive your new, permanent bridge. The bridge will be carefully fitted at your second appointment, adjusted and permanently cemented. 
 
Contact us today, and we can set up an appointment to discuss your options. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Private Charges* 

Exam  
£35 
Scale and Polish  
£35 
X - Ray  
£9.50 
 
 
FILLINGS 
 
Amalgam 1 surface  
£50 
Amalgam 2 surface  
£55 
Amalgam 3+ surfaces  
from £65 
Composite 1 surface  
£60 
Composite 2 surface  
£65 
Composite 3+ surfaces  
from £75 
 
 
DENTURES AND APPLIANCES 
 
Partial acrylic denture 
from £250 
Full acrylic denture  
from £250 per denture 
Chrome metal denture 
from £750 per denture 
Valplast denture from  
£600 per denture 
Night guard 
£120 
RESTORATIONS 
 
PB crown  
£325 
Emax crown 
£450 
Porcelain veneers  
£310 
Porcelain inlay 
£310 
Bridge units 
£300 
 
 
PROCEDURES 
 
PGT  
£60 per appointment 
Extraction - £60 per tooth 
£60 per tooth 
RCT  
£120 per canal 
 
 
WHITENING 
 
Take home kit with pre moulded tray 
£250 
Personalised trays and bleaching gel 
£250 
Bleaching gel  
Ask your dentist 
*All charges are indicative of a minimum cost. Please talk to the dentist for exact pricing. 

Your First Appointment 

Your appointment will include a dental exam. Depending on the outcome of your dental exam and x-rays, the dentist will create a dental treatment plan for you. 
 
Please alert the receptionist and dentist of any medical condition, e.g. diabetes, rheumatic fever, high/low blood pressure, artificial heart valves (pacemakers) or joints, etc. We also need to know if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication before dental cleanings (e.g. antibiotics). 
 
Contact us today to book your appointment or for more information. 
 
Please Note: 
If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please call the office on 0116 235 2303 at least 48 hours before the appointment or drop us an email so we can offer your time to another patient. 
 
A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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