NHS treatment & Costs
NHS Dental charges depend on the treatment you need to keep your mouth 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.
If you are referred to another Dentist for another separate course of treatment, you can expect a second charge. Some minor treatments are free.
NHS England dental charges from 1 April 2016
Band 1 course of treatment – £19.70 This includes an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment.
Band 2 course of treatment – £53.90
This includes all treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions)
Band 3 course of treatment – £233.70
This includes all treatment covered by Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures such as crowns, dentures and bridges.