The NHS Guarantee

The NHS provides the following guarantee.


“If your NHS dental treatment fails within 12 months, your dentist should carry out any work needed to repair or redo the treatment free of charge. For example, if you have a filling that falls out six months later, your dentist should replace it for free. This also applies to appliances, such as braces. However, if you lose or damage an appliance, or if it needs replacing due to wear and tear, you will have to pay the full cost of replacing it. If your dental treatment does need repair work within 12 months, you should return to the same NHS dentist surgery that did the original work.”