National Health Service
What treatments are available on the NHS?
All treatment that is, in your dentist's opinion, clinically necessary to protect and maintain good oral health is available on the NHS. This means the NHS provides any treatment that you need to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy and free of pain.
NHS dental treatments do not include cosmetic treatments that are not clinically necessary, such as teeth whitening. Cosmetic treatments like this are used to improve the appearance of your teeth and are only available privately.
We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission
What will I pay?
NHS dental charges are sorted into three price bands and reviewed yearly by the government. You will not be charged for individual items within an NHS course of treatment. As of the 14th December 2020:
Band 1: £23.80
Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. Emergency treatment (when you need to see a dentist immediately) also costs £23.80.
If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.
Band 3: £282.80
Covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
Can I claim free treatment?
You may qualify for dental treatment free of charge on the NHS. Check here to see who may be exempt from a charge...