Here at Buttercup we provide a full range of both NHS and private general dentistry. The key for us is to give you a clear understanding of the benefits of both options and let you make an informed decision.


How Your NHS and Private General Dentistry Treatment Works

There is a common misconception that to choose NHS dentistry over private dentistry means accepting poorer quality work. We believe that this does not have to be true. It is true that your options may be more limited but there are many cases where NHS dentistry can be more appropriate than the private option.

The key for us is to give you a clear understanding of the benefits of both and let you make an informed decision. This is why the majority of our patients register as an NHS patient and then can choose the private option if appropriate.


NHS and Private General Dentistry FAQ's

Check out some of our most frequently asked questions.

We happily welcome new patients from Glasgow and the greater U.K for both NHS and private dental treatment. You don’t need to be living locally to join an NHS practice, we even have patients travel all the way from the south of England to see us!

All treatment that is clinically necessary in your dentist’s opinion to protect and maintain good oral health is available on the NHS. This means the NHS provides any treatment that you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain, including: dentures, crowns and bridges.

NHS patients, who pay for their treatment, pay 80% of the treatment costs (including any x-rays), up to a maximum of £384.

NHS treatment is free for:

  • everyone aged under 18
  • those aged under 19 in full-time education
  • pregnant and nursing mothers, until the baby is 12 months old
  • those with certificated exemption from payment because of income

No. You can have both NHS treatments as well as private treatments. The majority of our patients register as an NHS patient and then choose the private option if appropriate.

We like to think of investing in your smile as investing in your own happiness. That said, we know that money doesn’t grow on trees and it can be hard to justify the expenditure.

At Buttercup we believe wonderful smiles are for everyone. That’s why we’ve set up a finance plan so you can pay off your new smile in affordable monthly, 0% APR instalments.

Still Unsure or Have Questions?

If you’re still unsure or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop us a message or call us on 141 334 4550

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