I recently went to the dentist as a false tooth I have, which has a metal post on it which fits into my route, had fallen out.
The dentist said that the route had split and that I need an extraction and a temporary denture until the gums had settled down. Then I could consider a bridge or something.
He then went about making impressions of my teeth, taking xrays etc and asked me to come back the week after for the extraction. I went to the receptionist and booked a date and signed for the treatment that I'd had that day.
When I got home I realised that I'd signed a piece of paper which had costs totalling £450!!!!
The very next day I rang the dentist to cancel future treatments and then managed, after 10 phone calls, to find a dentist that would take me on as a NHS patient therefore enabling me to control the costs.
The dentist is now saying that in the time between my leaving the surgery and calling to cancel future treatments (less than 6 business hours) the denture had been made and therefore they want me to pay for it.
I've looked on the copy of the treatment sheet that I signed and there are no T&C's.
Will I have to pay this bill even though I cancelled quickly?