NHS Fee Guide

 






NHS dental fees

If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, there are three standard charges. The amount you pay will depend on the level of treatment that you need.

The three NHS charge bands are as follows:

  • Band 1: £22.70 This charge includes an examination, diagnosis and preventive advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, scale and polish and planning for further treatment.
  • Band 2: £62.10 This charge includes all the necessary treatment covered by the £16.50 charge, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment or extractions.
  • Band 3: £269.3 This charge includes all the necessary treatment that is covered by the £16.50 and £45.60 charges, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

Exemption from NHS dental fees

You can get free NHS dental treatment if you are:

  • under 18
  • 18 and in full-time education
  • pregnant, or have had a baby in the 12 months before treatment starts,
  • an NHS inpatient and the treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist, or
  • an NHS Hospital Dental Service outpatient. There may be a charge for dentures and bridges

You are also entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your partner (including civil partners), receive either:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit; or
  • you are named on, or entitled to (use your award notice as evidence), an NHS tax credit exemption certificate, or
  • you are named on a valid HC2 certificate (full help with health costs) certificate.
  • Universal Credit (in certain circumstances).

Find out more about the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS).

Partial help
If you are named on a valid HC3 certificate (partial help), you might get some help towards the cost of your NHS dental treatment. The certificate tells you how much you will have to pay.

NHS Eligibility Checker

If you are unsure if you need to pay NHS fees you can check online with the NHS Eligibility Checker (opens a new window)

Teeth Straightening

We can now align adult front teeth more quickly than with traditional braces using one of two techniques:

Cfast and Invisalign. Both techniques are fast and discreet.


Cfast

Uses almost invisible wires and brackets that are attached to the front of the teeth to align them. You will need to return to your dentist every month to have small adjustments made.

Treatment usually takes 6-9 months.

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Invisalign

Uses clear discreet aligning trays that are worn for at least 22 hours a day. You wear a succession of trays over the course of treatment which would guide your teeth to the desired position. You would need to see your dentist every two weeks to have your progress checked and have a new aligner tray fitted.

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Making an appointment

We are able to currently see new NHS and Private patients

To book for an appointment or talk to one of our receptionists for advice, please ring

Receptionist

01206 391065

(please note that we no longer use the old '0844' number following patient feedback

 

The emergency out of hours number for NHS is 111 and privately 0800 2545124