Finding an NHS dentist in Clacton
If you are looking for an NHS dentist in Clacton, you should get in touch with Clacton Dental Care today. We believe in providing quality professional dental treatment to every patient who walks through our doors, regardless of their clinical needs or personal circumstances. Your appointment with an NHS dentist is just a phone call away.
Treatment from an NHS dentist is delivered on the basis of clinical need, and is priced by band. Many people qualify for free dental treatment on the NHS. Those entitled to free dental care include:
- Children and young people aged 18 and under
- Full-time students aged 19 and under
- Pregnant women
- Those in receipt of a variety of state benefits
If you are unsure whether you qualify for free treatment from an NHS dentist, you should contact the reception team at Clacton Dental Care, or your local benefit office, for further information.
Anyone who does qualify for free treatment needs to bring proof of their exemption from charges to their first appointment. This may be an exemption certificate or other relevant documentation – again, our reception team or your benefits office can advise you on what you should bring.
For those who pay for their NHS dentistry, prices are organised by band, and are dependent on the extent of treatment required.
The NHS dental charges for the year 2016-17 are:
Band 1 course of treatment – £19.70
The first band includes a clinical examination from an NHS dentist, as well as any x-rays needed to help with diagnosis. The dentist can perform a scale and polish to remove any plaque that has built up, can provide preventative treatments of fluoride varnish and fissure sealant, and can give you advice on how to prevent future oral health problems.
Band 2 course of treatment – £53.90
Everything in Band 1 is also covered in Band 2, with the addition of any fillings (usually metal amalgam, unless they are in the front teeth), root canal therapy, and the removal of unsalvageable teeth.
Band 3 course of treatment – £233.70
The final band includes dental restorations – bridgework, crowns, and full or partial dentures – as well as all the treatments in the first two bands.