NHS Dental charges from 1 April 2018
The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, gums and teeth 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 complete it- either Band 1, Band 2 or band 3.
If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive
Band 1 course of treatment – £21.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale & 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 pay one Band 1 charge.
Band 2 course of treatment – £59.10
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 of your teeth
Band 3 course of treatment – £256.50
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 & 2 above, plus crowns dentures & bridges.
Free NHS dental treatment or help with NHS costs.
You may be eligible for help with all or part of the costs of your NHS dental treatment. To see if this is applies to you, see the leaflet NHS dental Services in England, which is available from any NHS dental practice or visit the NHS choices website at www.nhs.uk/healthcosts or call 03003 001 343
For further information on NHS dental services and dental charges, see the leaflet NHS dental services in England or the dental services section of the NHS choices website (www.nhs.uk), or ask your NHS England local team for help.