NHS Treatment

 NHS Dentistry

All the treatment your dentist believes is necessary to achieve and maintain good oral health is available on the NHS. This means that the NHS provides any treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain. It does not include treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers or implants, which you might want to make your teeth more attractive but which are not clinically necessary. These are all available privately, you can arrange a consultation if you would like to discuss these options.

Dental Costs

Dental charges depend on the treatment you need 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 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 dental charges from 1 April 2013

Band 1 course of treatment
£18.00
This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.
Band 2 course of treatment
£49.00
This covers everything listed in Band 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work, deep scaling or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
Band 3 course of treatment
£214.00
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.
* Please note we are not currently taking on NHS Patients.