About NHS dental charges
The NHS provides any treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain.
Depending on what you need to have done, you will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. You will not be charged for individual items within the course of treatment.
There are 3 standard charges for all NHS dental treatments:
Urgent Band 1 – £21.60
This covers all urgent or temporary treatment to alleviate pain or prevent a clinical situation deteriorating (e.g. temporary filling or treatment of swelling). Usually, subsequent appointments will be required to provide permanent treatment for which there will be a further charge (see below).
Band 1 – £21.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays ), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants.
Band 2 – £59.10
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth.
Band 3 – £256.50
This covers everything listed in Band 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and orthodontics for under 18s where clinically necessary.
If you are exempt from paying the NHS charges you must bring proof of exemption. Please click here for more information.