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Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish (if clinically needed), and planning for further treatment. Full list below.

Covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions). Full list below.

Covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges. Full list below.

Adjusting false teeth (dentures) or orthodonticc appliances, such as braces Applying sealants or fluoride preparations to the surfaces of your teeth A clinical examination, assessment and report Marginal correction of fillings Moulds of your teeth – for example, to see how your teeth bite together An orthodontic assessment and report A scale and polish (if clinically necessary) Coloured photographs Taking a sample of cells or tissue from your mouth for examination Treating sensitive cementum (the tissue that covers the root of a tooth) X-rays

An addition to your dentures – such as adding a clasp or a tooth Apicectomy – removing the tip of the root of a tooth A mouth guard to correct your "bite" (does not include a laboratory-made appliance) Fillings Free gingival grafts – when healthy tissue from the roof of your mouth is attached to your teeth where the root is exposed frenectomy, frenoplasty or Frenotomy – surgery to the folds of tissue that connect your tongue, lips and cheeks to your jaw bone Treatment for severe gum disease – such as root planing (cleaning bacteria from the roots of your teeth), deep scaling and a polish, or a gingivectomy (removal of gum tissue) Oral surgery – such as removing a cyst, or soft tissue surgery to the mouth or lips Pulpotomy – removing dental pulp (the soft tissue at the centre of a tooth) Relining and rebasing dentures Removing teeth (extraction) Root canal treatment Sealant to fill small holes or grooves in your teeth Splinting loose teeth – for example, after an accident (this does not include laboratory-made splints) Transplanting teeth

Bridges – a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth Crowns – a type of cap that completely covers your real tooth Dentures Inlays, pinlays and onlays – used to restore damaged teeth Orthodontic treatment and appliances such as braces Other custom-made appliances, not including sports guards Veneers and palatal Veneers – new surfaces for the front or back of a tooth Treatments such as veneers and braces are only available on the NHS if there's a clinical need for them (not for cosmetic reasons). Similarly, other cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening, are not available on the NHS.

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