Dental charges

I have had a dental bridge for 15 years on the nhs a piece has broke off am I entitled to have a replacement bridge on the nhs cos my dentist has said they will replace it for £1000 privately just need some advice please 

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  • Aylesbury_Duck
    Aylesbury_Duck Posts: 13,972 Forumite
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    980112 said:
    I have had a dental bridge for 15 years on the nhs a piece has broke off am I entitled to have a replacement bridge on the nhs cos my dentist has said they will replace it for £1000 privately just need some advice please 
    Have you asked the dentist?  

    To be clear, you wouldn't be entitled to a replacement simply because a 15 year old NHS bridge has failed.  It's a case of whether you're eligible for treatment on the NHS and whether you can find an NHS-registered dentist to carry out the work.
  • born_again
    born_again Posts: 14,397 Forumite
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    After 15 years. I think the answer has to be no.

    Although if you could find a NHS dentist, they may try to get it fixed, but even so after this length of time. I would guess at a charge for the service.
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  • 980112
    980112 Posts: 2 Newbie
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    My dentist has tried to fix it with a filling but it keeps falling out 
    I would of thought replacement bridges would of been classed as a band 3 on the nhs and cost me £306.80 not £1000 
  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Posts: 10,329 Forumite
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    980112 said:
    My dentist has tried to fix it with a filling but it keeps falling out 
    I would of thought replacement bridges would of been classed as a band 3 on the nhs and cost me £306.80 not £1000 
    According to https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-teeth-and-gums/dental-treatments/ bridges are an NHS service provided if you can find an NHS dentist and they agree that a replacement is the best treatment plan. It would certainly be a band 3 
  • marcia_
    marcia_ Posts: 1,807 Forumite
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    980112 said:
    My dentist has tried to fix it with a filling but it keeps falling out 
    I would of thought replacement bridges would of been classed as a band 3 on the nhs and cost me £306.80 not £1000 
     The dentist is trying to charge you as a private patient rather than an nhs band 3. 
     Mine tried to do the same when i needed s mouth guard, told me it wasn't available on the nhs. i found another Nhs dentist who did it. 
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