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    I have a hole in my front tooth, about quarter of it is gone and the dentin is exposed.

    I've had it filled 3 times now, and the filling keeps coming out. I've paid for it once, then it came out the next morning so I had it refilled the next week for free.

    I have been told I should think about getting a crown, but I honestly cannot afford the £244 the NHS wants for band 3 treatment.

    I'm 19 in my second year of A levels, I don't live with my parents but with my sister and her father. I have a part time job for 6 hours a week at £6 an hour, and the cost just isn't doable for me and I'm so tired of the filling falling out, it's come out today by my lip pushing it!

    Any advice?
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    (Original post by mismagi.us)
    I have a hole in my front tooth, about quarter of it is gone and the dentin is exposed.

    I've had it filled 3 times now, and the filling keeps coming out. I've paid for it once, then it came out the next morning so I had it refilled the next week for free.

    I have been told I should think about getting a crown, but I honestly cannot afford the £244 the NHS wants for band 3 treatment.

    I'm 19 in my second year of A levels, I don't live with my parents but with my sister and her father. I have a part time job for 6 hours a week at £6 an hour, and the cost just isn't doable for me and I'm so tired of the filling falling out, it's come out today by my lip pushing it!

    Any advice?
    have you filled in a HC1 form? This gives people with a low income help with things like dental treatment.
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    I've looked at it and asked my sister's dad for advice and confused me I don't know if I could get help because of his situation, but he and my sister both get free dental care and I'm not sure where I fit in because of my age, like do I apply for my own form, or do I just save up and pay the cost?
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    (Original post by mismagi.us)
    I've looked at it and asked my sister's dad for advice and confused me I don't know if I could get help because of his situation, but he and my sister both get free dental care and I'm not sure where I fit in because of my age, like do I apply for my own form, or do I just save up and pay the cost?
    It goes on your own income and that of your partner, if you have one living with you.
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    You're 19 and in Full time Education you are still eligable for free NHS Dental Treatment,check the website i think....
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    (Original post by Ty457)
    You're 19 and in Full time Education you are still eligable for free NHS Dental Treatment,check the website i think....
    You have to be under 19 and in full time education to be eligible. If you're over 19, you need to either be on certain benefits or you can fill in the form I mentioned earlier.
 
 
 
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