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How much does dental treatment cost?
If you are not exempt from charges there are 3 NHS charge bands. From April 2019 to March 2020, the costs are as follows:
- Band 1: £23.80
This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and a scale and polish if needed.
- Band 2: £65.20
- This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more teeth.
- Band 3: £282.80
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.
Why should you see an NHS dentist?
- You will be guaranteed a high quality service from dentists that are regularly inspected by the NHS.
- You can get all the treatment you need on the NHS – from a routine check-up to crowns, dentures and bridges.
- Treatment is free for:
- Children under 18
- Full time students (aged 18)
- Pregnant women and new mums
- People on a range of benefits
- Help with health costs is also available for families with a low income.
Last updated January 2019.
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