NHS Dentistry (Current patients only)

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There are three NHS charge bands.

NHS dental charges

  • Emergency dental treatment – £23.80
  • Band 1 course of treatment – £23.80
  • Band 2 course of treatment – £65.20
  • Band 3 course of treatment – £282.30

Band 1: £23.80 covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.

Band 2: £65.20 covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).

Band 3: £282.80 covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

Emergency or urgent treatment

If you require urgent care, you will pay a Band 1 charge of £23.80.

Most urgent treatments can be done in one appointment.

Once your urgent course of treatment is complete, you may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment. In this case, the relevant NHS banding charge will apply.