NHS Dental Charges
If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, there are three standard charges. The amount you pay will depend on the treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You will pay ONE of three charges below.
Some people may be able to receive free dental treatments, such as patients under 18 years of age, expectant and nursing mothers, or people on particular benefits.
Other people may be able to apply for help to cover the costs of NHS dental treatments, such as students. This information is not exhaustive, so call us for more information – “Exemptions from NHS Charges.”
- Band 1 course of treatment
- This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.
- Band 2 course of treatment
- This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.
- Band 3 course of treatment
- This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.