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    Right.
    So, when I was 11, I got six dental veneers fitted due to fluorosis which left me with little enamel and incredibly damaged teeth for someone so young. Now, this was my parents choice, not mine as they were told by our dentist at the time that there was no other treatment available. This cost my parents upwards of £3,000.

    I've had the veneers for nearly nine years now and I'm aware that they will need to be replaced in the next decade or sooner.

    Is there any kind of NHS help I could get. The reasons for the veneers weren't purely cosmetic, my teeth underneath are filed down and incredibly sensitive due to not being exposed for nearly 9 nears now so there's no way I can physically go without them.

    I was only 11 when I did get them and frankly, it seems disgusting that poor advice from my dentist is going to lead me to have to take out a loan to pay for treatment that wasn't my choice.

    I'm aware I need to see a dentist to discuss this but, I won't be able to until I go back to uni.
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    The NHS website says that veneers are only available privately, unfortunately..

    Get some quotes from different private dentists, compare before you decide to go with one of them.
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    (Original post by Fjarskafinn)
    The NHS website says that veneers are only available privately, unfortunately..

    Get some quotes from different private dentists, compare before you decide to go with one of them.
    That's the only thing i've found too :/

    just seems unfair to me really that people can get breast augmentations on the NHS and I can't get dental work I need...
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    http://www.healthcentre.org.uk/denti...neers-nhs.html

    According to that article, if the NHS feel you have a medical need for veneers, the treatment will fall into a band 3, meaning you only have to pay £198.

    If it's for cosmetic purposes, then you have to pay for it yourself.

    I suggest you get a consultation made with your dentist and ask him/her to write a report so that you can prove you need it for non-cosmetic purposes.
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    (Original post by NoreenK)
    http://www.healthcentre.org.uk/denti...neers-nhs.html

    According to that article, if the NHS feel you have a medical need for veneers, the treatment will fall into a band 3, meaning you only have to pay £198.

    If it's for cosmetic purposes, then you have to pay for it yourself.

    I suggest you get a consultation made with your dentist and ask him/her to write a report so that you can prove you need it for non-cosmetic purposes.
    Thank you so much for the link! Everything I'd found so far said that there was no way!
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    (Original post by Samus2)
    Thank you so much for the link! Everything I'd found so far said that there was no way!
    I hope the information helps, I'm applying for Dentistry this year. Hope it goes will for you, let us know what happens.

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