NHS dental charges from 1 April 2022
The charges 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 finish 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 – £23.80
This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride vanish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.
Band 2 course of treatment – £65.20
This covers everything 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 – £282.80
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.
Free NHS dental treatment or help with health costs
You may be eligible for help with all or part if the cost of your NHS dental treatment. To see if this applies to you, see the leaflet NHS dental services in England, which is available from any NHS dental practice or from – follow link. The surgery is not responsible for and does not check eligibility of individual exemptions , not all benefits entitle you to free treatment. Patients are responsible to make their own checks and satisfy themselves that they are exempt you could be fined by the NHS if you claim an exemption that is later found to be incorrect. The surgery staff are not able to give advice on exemptions for this reason.