NHS dentistry provides any clinically necessary treatment needed to keep your mouth healthy and free from pain. Prior to any treatment, you will be given a treatment plan which will detail those treatments that can be provided and those that can only be provided on a private basis and the associated costs. For all NHS treatment, you will be required to pay a contribution towards the overall cost, depending on the complexity of treatment required. You will not be charged for individual items within an NHS course of treatment. You will only be asked to pay one charge for each completed course of treatment, this may involve one or several visits.
Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral diseases. Your dentist may suggest a treatment plan to restore teeth that are decayed, chipped, cracked, discoloured or even missing. Teeth that are affected by any of these developmental or trauma related defects can qualify for restorative care. Whether it is a filling, crown, bridge, denture or implant, there are several options available that can be tailored to suit your needs.
|NHS Fees||Treatment Covered|
|Band 1 – £20.60||This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish 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 Band 1 charge|
|Band 2 – £56.30||This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist need to take out one or more of your teeth|
|Band 3 – £244.30||This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges|