NHS dental charges are now simpler and easier to understand. Depending on what you need to have done, you will only ever be asked to pay one set price for each course. Either Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3 treatment – see the list of costs below.
The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. All charges apply to an overall course of treatment, and not the individual items within the course of treatment. You will only have to pay one charge for each course of treatment – even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it.
From 1 April 2018, dental charges for NHS patients are as follows:
Band 1 course of treatment £22.70
This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and a simple scale and polish if needed.
Band 2 course of treatment £62.10
This covers everything listed in Band 1 plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal treatment, advanced periodontal treatment or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
Band 3 course of treatment £269.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus and work that requires laboratory construction such as dentures, crowns or bridges.
For information about the current NHS charges, please click here: NHS Charges.
Written estimates are provided prior to all private treatment following consultation with the dentist.
New Patient Examination: £50
Includes a full dental examination, oral cancer screen, x-rays and a discussion of your requirements and treatment options
Routine Examination for an Existing Patient: £40
Carried out for established patients and includes a full dental examination, x-rays and oral cancer screen. Includes a scale and polish carried out by the dentist.
Gold Crown: £500
All White Crown (Emax): £400
All Precious Metal Crown: £400
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown: £375
Bridges: From £400
Crown Recement: £40
Silver Fillings: From £60
White Fillings: From £80
Full Denture: £600
Metal Partial Denture: From £600
Acrylic Partial Denture: From £400
Tooth Addition: £50
Denture Repair: £40
Gold Tooth Incorporated: £150
Flexible/Valplast Denture: £550
£80 – 30 minute appointment
Fluoride Varnish Application: £5
Fissure Sealants: £15 per tooth
Short Scale Appointment: £40
Long Scale Appointment: £50
Air Polish: £50
Sports Guards: £90
Soft Splint: £100
Upper and Lower Teeth: £300
One Arch: £200
Tube of Whitening Gel: £15
Whitening Toothpaste: £8.50
Whitening Strips: £65
Quick Straight Teeth: From £1200 per arch
Removable Retainer (Essix): £100
Fixed Retainer: £150
Root Canal Treatment