NHS Band 1 - £20.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate
NHS Band 2 - £56.30
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.
NHS Band 3 - £244.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.
Emergency Dental Treatment (Urgent) - £20.60
This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.
Treatments free of charge
You do not have to pay a dental charge:
- if you are having stiches removed
- if your dentist has to stop bleeding from your mouth
- if your dentures need repair. However, if it isn't possible to repair your dentures and you need new ones then you'll have to pay for this with a Band 3 charge