Some people might require dentures. Dentures are removable false teeth that fit over your gums to fill in gaps of missing teeth.A person can either have a partial denature to replace a single or a few missing teeth, or have a full denture which replaces all the teeth in the mouth.It is important that you take care of your dentures through regular maintenance and cleaning.
In order to ensure your teeth are regularly maintained, it is important that you register with a dental surgery so that you can have regular check ups.
You can find your nearest Dentist by using the NHS service tool, which is on the right hand side of this page.
Once you have registered, your dentist will make an appointment with you every six months to check how your teeth and gums are doing.
It is important to try and keep your appointment with the dentist. If you are unable to attend your dental appointment, contact the dental surgery so that you can rearrange the appointment.
If your dentist spots something wrong with your teeth or gums they will recommend a course of treatment. You may be required to attend an additional appointment for any dental work or treatment you require.
The costs of dental care will depend on what you are having type of treatment you are having done –
Urgent dental treatment such as pain relief or temporary filling - £21.60
Band 1 which covers advice and information, examinations and diagnosis - £21.60
Band 2 covers everything in Band 1 plus any further treatments such as fillings, root canal - £59.10
Band 3 includes bands 1 and 2 as well as crowns, dentures, bridges, and other laboratory work - £256.50