SIGN UP

Dentist Fees

Avatar Image
Suetheramble | 19:01 Wed 25th Sep 2019 | Family
9 Answers
I have a cap that is coming out. The dentist has said I must wear a plate for 3 months then a bone graft to fit the cap I think this will cost a bomb so would it pay to shop around for the cheapest price? I am NH and not sure of it is all done on the NH

Answers

1 to 9 of 9rss feed

Best Answer

No best answer has yet been selected by Suetheramble. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.
If the treatment is deemed to be "clinically necessary to protect and maintain good oral health" then it should be available on the NHS:
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/dental-health/which-dental-treatments-are-available-on-the-nhs/

If so, it looks to me as if the charge should be £269.30:
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/dental-health/what-is-included-in-each-nhs-dental-band-charge/

If the treatment is available on the NHS, some people are eligible for a full or partial reduction of the fee:
https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/get-help-with-dental-costs/

However if the treatment isn't seen as being "clinically necessary to protect and maintain good oral health" you'll have to seek private treatment and, as you suggest it would make sense to shop around.

As a guide to prices, this Nottingham practice lists their fees (including those for bone grafts):
https://www.campbell-clinic.co.uk/prices.php
No expert, but I'd have thought bone graphs might be beyond NHS treatment. Worth checking but my guess would be that it sounds at least partially private. Apologies if this turns out not to be so.
Sue
Would suggest you shop around - this sounds like a bit of a rip off to me. Good luck.
FBG40
from my experience - sell your house LOL
I paid £1,000 for a bone graft alone - I am pretty sure it wouldn't be done on NHS.
I think it's awful that dental costs are not covered by the NHS.
Pulling the tooth would be far simpler, cheaper, less painful.
and the NHS would deem that as meeting the "orally healthy" criteria

1 to 9 of 9rss feed

Do you know the answer?

Dentist Fees

Answer Question >>