NHS dental care
NHS dental care is designed for everyone and provides dental treatment needed to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and pain-free.
Private dental care
Access more advanced and cosmetic treatments to help you achieve your best smile.
At each of our practices we provide a range of quality services from our highly trained and skilled dentists
Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve your best smile. With Invisalign, we use a sequence of clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth which are worn for at least 22 hours per day (only removed for eating, brushing and flossing teeth), and we aim to complete the treatment in approximately 14 weeks.
Call us to book a consultation.
Conscious Sedation for nervous and anxious patients
It is not uncommon to have a fear of the dentist but it is important that you don’t neglect going to the dentist as a result of of your phobia.
Sedation can make you feel more relaxed and at ease enabling them to have their dental treatment with the support of local anaesthetic.
We offer intra-venous sedation, which is administered via a small plastic tube which is usually placed in your hand and a sedative drug is administered via this tube.
Conscious sedation means that you will remain awake throughout your treatment but you will become very relaxed and therefore able to accept the treatment.
You can now refer yourself for Sedation.
Cerec – Same day crowns
CEREC is a technology that uses an onsite 3D milling machine to make your dental restorations (inlays and Crowns while you wait, with high-precision results. CEREC makes use of CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology that makes it possible for the dental restoration to be created chairside, eliminating the need for dental impressions and dramatically cutting the time for the dental treatment to be completed.
Tooth whitening can be a highly effective, yet very simple way, of lightening the colour of teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
Whitening is a procedure where tooth discolouration is ‘whitened’ to a lighter shade through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional dental supervision. The General Dental Council (GDC) has identiﬁed that tooth whitening is part of the practice of dentistry, and dentistry must only be carried out by dental professionals who are registered with them.
Treatment time and results usually depend on the severity of the discolouration. It is not effective on dental restorations such as amalgam ﬁllings, metal or porcelain crowns, veneers etc. However, we can advise on the options for replacing restorations after whitening to complete your smile make over.
We aim to offer you a full range of whitening treatments, tailored to meet your individual requirements. We provide a number of treatments, including home/tray based tooth whitening and internal tooth whitening. This allows you – based on the recommendation from our dental professionals – to make an informed decision.
NHS dental care
NHS dental care is designed for everyone. You can expect excellent dental care to stabilise and maintain your oral health.
Your dentist will give you a treatment plan after your dental health assessment, which will show you what dental treatment you require, and the costs involved. There are three standard charges for a course of NHS dental treatment, depending on the treatment needed.
Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The charges are divided in three standard price bands:
Band 1 – Band 1 course of treatment – £20.60. This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.
(Emergency Treatment also falls under Band 1).
Band 2 – 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 removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.
Band 3 – Band 3 course of treatment – £244.30. This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.
Some people, such as children younger than 18 and pregnant women, are exempt from any charge at all. Ask our staff for more information, or visit NHS choices website.
Some treatments such as dental implants, white ﬁllings in back teeth and aesthetic dentistry are not available on the NHS and can only be carried out privately. Your dentist will be able to explain which treatments are not available on the NHS.
You are entitled to receive free NHS dental care if:
- You are under 18
- You are under 19 and in full time education
- You are pregnant
- You have given birth in the last twelve months
- You are receiving Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance or the guarantee credit part of Pension Credit
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Saturdays and Late Appointments are available upon request Out of Hours Emergencies. If you have an emergency outside normal surgery hours, please call the surgery as usual and the answerphone will direct you to the necessary advice line.
Fail to Attend Policy
Once an appointment has been made at the practice it is the patient’s responsibility to keep that appointment. If you cannot keep the appointment then we ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice to re-schedule. If a patient Does Not Attend twice (or does not give us 24 hours notice) we reserve the right to close any open treatment plan which may result in a further charge if the patient is re-accepted. When 2 DNA’s (or late cancellations) happen the patient has a ‘STOP’ placed on their record and they then must contact the Practice Manager to give their reasons to be re-accepted.