The NHS fees are dependant on what treatment your Dentist feels is necessary 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 more than one visit is needed to finish treatment. The NHS charges are worked out in a banding system – Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3
Band 1 course of treatment – £22.70
This charge covers an examination, diagnosis (including any x-rays that may be required), advice on how to prevent future dental/oral health problems, a scale and polish (if it is needed), and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant.
Band 2 courses of treatment – £62.10
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal treatment, and extractions if one or more of your teeth needs to be taken out.
Band 3 courses of treatment – £269.30
This covers everything listed in Band 1 and Band 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and some bridges.
Some benefits or exemptions (such as Income Support, or working Tax Credit) cover NHS dental fees, so if you are in receipt of any benefits please bring proof of this with you in order to obtain free treatment. Please get in touch if you are not sure whether or not the benefit you receive covers you for free NHS dental care, and one of the team will be happy to go over this with you.
Please be aware that most cosmetic only treatment (such as tooth whitening)is Private and is not available on the NHS.