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Colchester Town Centre Practice
39 Saint Botolph's Street, Colchester, CO2 7EA
Mile End Practice
61 Mill Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5LE

Our Fees

Proud of our reputation for friendly and caring dentistry, we operate an open and honest pricing policy here at The Smile Clinic. Should you therefore require any treatment during your visit to us, we will always provide you with a choice of treatment options, a written treatment plan and the opportunity to ask any questions or queries you may have.

Please find below a guide to our fees for our most common treatments:

Private/ Cosmetic Dental Fees

Private Treatment Description Fee
Initial cosmetic consultation Free of Charge (This is not a full examination . Only cosmetic issues will be discussed )  £0.00
Clinical examination and assessment £30.00
Small digital x-ray £12.00
Large digital x-ray  £40.00
Hygienist  £42.00
White Fillings  from £55.00 to £140.00
Root Canal Treatment* (INCISOR) from £250.00
Root Canal Treatment* (PREMOLAR) from  £300.00
Root Canal Treatment* (MOLAR)  from £350.00
Extraction per tooth  from £60.00 to £150.00
Surgical extraction per tooth  from £120.00 to £350.00
Porcelain veneers from £450.00
Full gold crown from £400.00
Full porcelain cosmetic crown from £450.00
Porcelain bonded to gold crown  from £350.00
Invisalign  from £1500.00
Dental Implants (Nobel Biocare)  from £1,800.00
Enlighten Teeth Whitening £550
Zoom Teeth Whitening  from £199.00

 * Please note that if you are referred to our Endodontist (Highly Trained Dentist with further Root canal qualifications) then you will be informed of the fees which are different from the normal Smile clinic fees. 

Facial Rejuvenation Fees

Private Treatment Description Fee
Dermal Fillers from £250.00 per syringe
Lip Enhancement with Dermal Fillers from £350.00
Botox One Area  £125.00
Botox Two Areas  £250.00
Botox Three Areas  £280.00

 

NHS CHARGES

With effect from 1st April 2006, the Government changed the way NHS dentistry in England and Wales is provided. It is also introduced new changes that NHS patients have to pay for their treatment.

At this practice, your dentists have decided to continue to provide NHS care under the new terms, but there will be some changes to the way we work. These are described in this leaflet. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the new arrangements. We always aim to provide a high standard of care and service for our patients.

Making NHS Appointments

The Government’s changes mean that patients will no longer be registered with a particular dentist but this does not mean that you cannot continue to see your usual dentist. If you ask us for an appointment, we will try to offer you one as soon as possible at a convenient time within the hours we have set aside for NHS patients. The NHS now asks us to provide a fixed, limited amount of NHS care each year and so we have to allocate our time and our NHS budget accordingly. You can ask to see a particular dentist but it may not always be possible to arrange this because that dentist may not have any NHS time available. Our NHS practice hours are given in our patient information leaflet, as well as the times when we can provide urgent treatment for patients at short notice.

Please note that only treatment that is required to secure your oral health can be carried out on the NHS and we have a certain restricted range of NHS Materials that we can use. If you wish to have private white fillings or cosmetic crowns or veneers then these are only available on a private basis.

Cosmetic treatment is only available privately and your dentist will inform you if your treatment is not available on the NHS.

Urgent treatment is available on the NHS but Urgent, normally means treatment that the dentist considers necessary to relieve severe pain or prevent your oral condition deteriorating before you can make a normal appointment. . In this situation the dentist will carry out the urgent treatment to relieve the pain and then may book you another appointment for a full checkup to assess the rest of your teeth. 

Please note, A lost crown or broken denture is not considered as urgent under NHS rules, and will be charged on a private basis .

If you need dental advice or care when the practice is closed please telephone 111.

NHS Patient Charges

With effect from 1st April 2015 if you pay NHS charges, instead of paying a proportion of the cost of your treatment, you will pay one of four fixed charges relating to the type of care and treatment you have had. The charge bands are given below.

NHS dental care is still free for children under 18 years (or under 19 in full-time education) as well as for pregnant women, new mothers and people on certain state benefits.

NHS Charges

  • Band 1 - £20.60 this covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent Future problems, a scale and polish if needed and the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant.
  • Band 2 - £56.30 This covers everything listed in Band 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to remove one or more of your teeth.
  • Band 3 This covers everything listed in Band 1 £244.30 and band 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges

Urgent Treatment- If you require urgent treatment care, £20.60 even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.

Reminders and Recalls

At the end of your course of treatment, your dentist will discuss with you when you will need to see a dentist again. NHS dentists will now follow guidelines issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on how often patients need to see their dentist, according to their oral health needs. So, it is no longer the norm for NHS patients to have two NHS check-ups each year if you do not need them. The Department of Health wants NHS resources to be allocated to those who need it most. You can, of course, visit your dentist more often privately if you want to talk to your dentist more regularly about your oral health needs, or have a regular visit to the hygienist, and be reassured that all is well.

After we have finished your course of NHS or Private treatment ,We will book your next check up appointment .Please note that if you do not attend regularly for your recommended check up intervals, your NHS slot may be taken by another patient ( due to the limited funding available )and you may not be able have further NHS treatment when you eventually return to the practice.

We recommend therefore that all patients regularly attend for their recommended check ups.

Private Care

NHS patients can opt to have part of their treatment privately. Private treatment gives you more time with your dentist as well as personal service, greater choice of materials and higher quality laboratory work for a better aesthetic result. There is also a greater range of treatment options available as cosmetic treatment is excluded from the NHS.

Sometimes private treatment may even be cheaper.

Cancellations

If you cannot keep your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can use the appointment for another patient on our waiting list. If you miss more than 1 appointment and give less than 24 hours’ notice, we may not be able to complete your treatment or offer you NHS care in the future.

If you have any questions about NHS dental care, please ask a member of our practice team. We will be pleased to help.

Should you have any comments or concerns, please talk to our practice supervisor Miss Gemma Pearman.

Payment Policy

PAYMENT WILL BE REQUESTED IN FULL AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT AND PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CASH, OR DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD.

You will be given a written treatment plan after a full check up which details all of your treatment for each course of treatment. This written plan will also detail the fees you need to pay both privately or NHS. Please note that due to the unpredictable nature of some treatment , it is not always possible to give an accurate quote and an estimate may be given . However if the treatment does change THEN YOUR DENTIST WILL DISCUSS IT WITH YOU AND TELL YOU OF ALL THE COSTS BEFORE PROCEEDING.

REFUNDS

If you change your mind and need a refund for any treatment that has not been carried out, then this will be refunded to you by cheque only.

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