NHS Dental Charges
NHS DENTAL CHARGES FROM 01 APRIL 2017
The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. 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 – either Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3. And we are happy to discuss the charges with you in advance.
If you have to be referred to another dentist for another course of treatment, you can expect a second charge. Some minor treatments are free, including having stitches removed and repair to dentures (if they can be mended).
If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive:
Band 1 course of treatment – £20.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a basic scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants. If you require urgent care, even if your treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.
Band 2 course of treatment – £56.30
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, more advanced scale and polish (periodontal treatment), root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
Band 3 course of treatment – £244.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.
Free NHS dental treatment or help with health costs
You may be eligible for help with all or part of the costs of your NHS dental treatment. To see if this applies to you, see the leaflet NHS dental services in England, which is available from any NHS dental practice or click here.