Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Dentistry

How can I find an NHS dentist?

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Everyone should be able to access good-quality NHS dental services. To find a dentist, you can search for a dentist near you at

How can I find out if my dentists or the dental care professional that carried out my treatment is qualified?

general dental council

All dentists and dental care professionals need to be registered with the General Dental Council to provide dentistry in the UK and Northern Ireland, you can visit this web page

I am considering dental implants are they safe and will they last?

Dental Implant

Implants are fitted in dental practices across the UK on a daily basis and are a safe treatment.

What is a denture?

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A denture is used to replace lost or missing teeth so that patients can have a healthy diet and smile with confidence.

What materials are used to make a dental crown?

Dental Crown

There are a number of materials that can be used to make a crown due to developments in dental technology. The more popular materials for crowns are:

When prescribed a denture, how long does it take after I have had teeth removed?

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Under ‘normal’ circumstances dentures can be fitted as soon as your teeth have been removed, these will be referred to as an ‘immediate denture’.

Who is eligible for free NHS dental treatment?

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If you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment you should be prepared to provide evidence in support of your claim.

Why would my dentist prescribe me a crown?

Dental Crown

A crown is great option to restore teeth that are weakened by decay or that have been broken.