NHS Fees

The current schedule of banding and fees for NHS dental treatment


NHS dental treatment bands

NHS dental bands (valid from 1st April 2017). There are three bands of charges for all NHS dental treatments.

Band 1 – £20.60

This charge includes an examination, diagnosis, maintenance and preventative care, e.g. dental hygiene advice. If necessary, this will include x-rays, simple scaling, and planning further treatment.

Band 2 – £56.30

This charge covers all necessary treatment covered by the £19.70 charge (Band 1) plus extra simple treatments, such as fillings, extractions, root canal treatment and surgical procedures.

Band 3 – £244.30

This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the £19.70 (Band 1) and the £53.90 (Band 2) charges plus more complex procedures that includes work by a laboratory, such as bridgework, crowns and dentures.

Find out more by visiting the NHS website

Treatment
  • Examinations & Assessments
  • Oral health review (check-up)
  • Initial exam (new patient)
  • Initial exam & x-rays
  • Small x-ray
  • Medium x-ray
  • Pan-oral x-ray
  • Study models
  • Gum treatments
  • Hygienist or therapist visit (per 15 mins)
  • Hygienist or therapist visit (per hour)
  • Periodontal treatments with dentist (hour)
  • Fillings
  • Fissure sealant (per tooth)
  • Addition of pin retention
  • Glass Ionomer
  • Small amalgam/metal filling
  • Medium amalgam/metal filling
  • Large amalgam/metal filling
  • Small composite/white filling
  • Medium composite/white filling
  • Large composite/white filling
  • Root canal therapy (endodontics), includes x-rays and simple restorations
  • Root canal therapy on incisor/canine
  • Root canal therapy on lower premolar
  • Root canal therapy on upper premolar
  • Root canal therapy on molar
  • Apicectomy (per hour, as assessed)
  • Crowns & bridges
  • Porcelain bonded to metal crown
  • Gold crown (from)
  • All porcelain crown (procera/emax)
  • Composite inlay
  • Gold inlay/onlay (from)
  • Ceramic inlay
  • Core & post
  • Bridge retainer PFM
  • Pontic PFM
  • Retainer ceramic only
  • Ceramic only pontic
  • Maryland-type retainer
  • Pontic
  • Temporary crown as emergency procedure
  • Recement crown/inlay/bridge
  • Recement Maryland-type bridge
  • Porcelain veneer
  • Procera-type veneer
  • Dentures
  • Acrylic dentures (up to 5 teeth)
  • Acrylic dentures (more than 5 teeth)
  • Acrylic dentures full upper or lower
  • Acrylic dentures full mouth
  • Valplast one arch
  • Valplast repair/addition
  • Valplast upper and lower
  • Valplast minor repair
  • Chrome dentures (up to 5 teeth)
  • Chrome dentures (more than 5 teeth)
  • Denture additions (includes tooth/gum/clasp)
  • Adjusting denture made more than 2 years ago
  • Temporary chairside reline
  • Soft lining
  • Rebase or reline
  • Extractions
  • Extraction - single tooth
  • Extraction - additional tooth at same appointment
  • Surgical extraction
  • Extraction of impacted lower wisdom teeth
  • Extraction of impacted upper wisdom teeth
  • Other surgery (per hour, as assessed)
  • Intravenous sedation
  • IV sedation per 15 minute appointment
  • IV sedation per 30 minute appointment
  • IV sedation per hour appointment
  • Teeth whitening
  • Teeth whitening - trays for both jaws
  • Teeth whitening - tray for single jaw
  • Zoom whitening and trays
  • Other treatments and services
  • Domicillary visit
  • Surgery opening in emergency
  • Smoothing tooth
  • Treatment of sensitivity
  • Other treatment as required (per hour, as assessed)
  • Implant (per implant, as assessed)
  • Mini implant (as assessed)
  • Invisalign (from)
  • Inman Aligner upper or lower jaw only
  • Retainer (single)
  • Retainer (both jaws)
  • Retainer (both jaws)
  • Children's dentistry
  • Children's oral health review (routine check-up)
  • Children's new patient visit (includes oral health education)
  • Deciduous teeth filling (per tooth)
  • Deciduous extraction (per tooth)
  • Fissure sealant (per tooth)
  • Fluoride treatment (single teeth)
  • Fluoride treatment (trays)
  • Mouthguard (1 colour)
  • Mouthguard (2 colour)
  • Mouthguard (3 colour)
  • Facial Aesthetic treatments
  • Facial rejuvenation/anti-wrinkle - 1 area
  • Facial rejuvenation/anti-wrinkle - 2 area's
  • Facial rejuvenation/anti-wrinkle - 3 area's
  • Dermal filler - Revenesse Kiss
  • Dermal filler - Revenesse
  • Dermal filler - Revenesse Ultra
What's included?
  • Band 1
  • Band 1
  • Band 1
  • Band 1
  • Band 1
  • Band 2
  • Band 1
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 2 (front teeth only)
  • Band 2 (front teeth only)
  • Band 2 (front teeth only)
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 1 / Urgent
  • Band 1 / Urgent
  • Band 1 / Urgent
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 3
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 2
  • Band 1
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • Band 1
  • Band 1

FAQs


You’ll receive free services from your NHS dentist if/when the treatment starts you’re:

  • Aged under 18
  • Aged 18 and in full-time education
  • Pregnant or had a baby in the 12 months before treatment starts

Or if, when treatment starts or when the charge is made, you’re:

  • Getting, or your partner gets, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Pension credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid HC2 certificate

If you’re named on a valid HC3 certificate, you may also be eligible for partial help with dental costs.

Remember, your dentist will ask for evidence that you’re entitled to free NHS dental treatment.

Please use form HC1 to claim for full (HC2) or partial (HC3) help with NHS dental costs. HC1 forms are available from your Jobcentre Plus office, or by calling 0845 8501166 or 08701 555455.

All clinically necessary treatments and dentures will still be available on the NHS, i.e. treatment that is necessary to secure and maintain your oral health.

If you want, or if your dentist suggests, you can choose to have purely cosmetic treatment done privately. This includes things like tooth whitening, large white fillings or white crowns on back teeth. You should ask your dentist how much this will cost on top of charges for NHS treatment.

As now, you can agree with your dentist to have some of your treatment provided privately

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has introduced guidelines on how often patients need to go to the dentist. Your dentist will recommend a date for your next visit based on your individual oral health needs. This means:

  • People with higher treatment needs may need to attend more often than before
  • People with good oral health may only need to attend once every 12 to 24 months
Urgent treatment is charged at £18.80 on the NHS. This charge includes:

  • Examination
  • X-rays
  • Dressings
  • Pulpectomy and pulptomy
  • Re-implant of a lost tooth
  • Arrest of a haemorrhage
  • Re-cementing crowns / bridges
  • Making a temporary bridge
  • Easing a denture
  • Treating cementum sensitivity and acute periodontal conditions
  • Supplying treatment needed as a result of trauma
  • Carrying out up to two extractions and one filling

Please note: the definition of urgent in this case is purely to get a patient out of pain. It’s not a way to obtain routine treatment. Having urgent treatment is subject to the dentist’s opinion and is only used where your oral health is likely to deteriorate significantly, or if you’re in severe pain because of an oral condition. The dentist may act if they believe it’s necessary to prevent deterioration or to address that severe pain.

Repairing dentures is free. But if you lose or accidentally damage your denture beyond repair, it will cost £65.70 per single upper or lower denture. If you need to replace both upper and lower dentures, it will cost £131.40.

These costs apply even if you’re normally exempt from patient charges.

If you pay for prescriptions, you’ll have to pay the usual prescription charge of £8.05 when you collect your medicine(s).

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