NHS Dental Charges

If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, the amount you spend will depend on what clinical treatment you need.

NHS dental charges

There are three NHS charge bands:

  • Band 1: £18.80 covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment.
  • Band 2: £51.30 covers all treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).
  • Band 3: £222.50 covers all treatment covered by Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

For more information, see What is included in each NHS dental band charge?

Am I Eligible for NHS dental Treatment?

You are only exempt from NHS charges if you are:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Under 19 and in full time education
  • Pregnant
  • Had a baby in the last 12 months
  • Receive Income Support
  • Receive Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Receive Income related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Named on an HC2 Certificate
  • Named on an NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate (card)

If you are EXEMPT from NHS charges you must provide evidence of your exemption at every dental visit, otherwise you will be asked to pay the appropriate NHS fee.

If you have any questions please contact the practice.