Your local NHS dentist in Trowbridge
At Dentalcare Trowbridge we believe that everyone should be entitled to high quality dentistry, so we are proud to offer NHS dental care to our patients within the local community.
NHS dental care will include all treatment that is necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you are asked to pay a contribution towards the cost, and these charges are discussed in more detail below.
NHS dentistry does not cover cosmetic treatments such as adult braces or teeth whitening as these are not seen as being essential to the health of your teeth. As an NHS patient you are of course welcome to pay for cosmetic dental treatments and we offer finance plans and 0% interest to help manage the cost.
Dental braces are available on the NHS to those patients under the age of 18 who have a clear orthodontic need.
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The cost for NHS dental treatment in Trowbridge
This covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it will also include X-rays, a scale and polish and planning further treatment. This cost also covers urgent or emergency treatment.
This covers everything mentioned in band 1 plus additional treatment including fillings, root canal and the extractions of teeth.
Band 3 includes everything mentioned in band 1 and 2 treatment plus more complex procedures such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
Patients entitled to free NHS dental treatment at Dentalcare Trowbridge
You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if you’re:
- Under 18 or under 19 and in full-time education
- Pregnant or have had a baby in the past 12 months
- Being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (you may still have to pay for dentures and bridges)
- Receiving low income benefits or you’re under 20 and a dependent of someone who is receiving low income benefits
You are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse receive:
- Income support
- Income related employment and support allowance
- Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- Pension credit guarantee credit
- Universal credit and meet the criteria
You can also receive free NHS dental treatment if:
- You are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- You are named on a valid HC2 certificate which is available for people on a low income
Look after your NHS Dental Registration or you may lose it!
Did you know that in order to keep your NHS dental registration at Dentalcare Trowbridge you need to attend regularly? Many of our patients forget to make regular visits to see their dentist. And then, before they realise, it’s been nearly two years! Due to the high number of people wishing to receive NHS dental treatment and the very long waiting lists, we have no choice but to de-register patients who have not attended for two years or more. At Dentalcare Hook, we try to remind our patients when they are due for their dental examinations via text message and email. However, we often find that many of our communications do not get through as patients do not update their details with us.
If you miss or cancel at short notice three appointments, you will no longer be allowed to book NHS appointments. We do offer to reregister patients privately where there is a fee for missed appointments.
What to do to keep your registration?
Always attend any appointment booked or cancel the appointment more than 24 hours in advance. Missed appointments are one of the reasons why you can lose your NHS dental registration. Make sure you book your next dental examination before you leave the practice. Whether it’s three, six, nine or even twelve months in advance, our reception teams will help you make your next appointment and send you reminders nearer the time as well.
Check and update your contact details
Be sure they are correct, especially your email address and mobile phone, if you have one. If we can keep in touch with you, then we can help you keep on track, so you don’t miss your appointment. If you are caring for an older person, then help them to keep up their registration too by tracking their appointments for them.
Use it! Don’t lose it!
Once you have been de-registered, you are no longer able to receive NHS treatment at Dentalcare Trowbridge. Our recommendation is that you protect your registered status.
Remember: Our recommendation is that you protect your registered status by attending your appointments, and booking your next appointment before you leave the practice.