What do we charge?
As an NHS Dental Practice, all dental charges are grouped into three Bands, as set out below.
All NHS pricing can be viewed direct on the NHS website.
This covers one or more treatments (as many as are necessary) from the following list:
- adjusting false teeth (dentures)
- applying sealants or fluoride preparations to the surfaces of your teeth
- a clinical examination, assessment and report
- marginal correction of fillings
- a scale and polish (if clinically necessary)
- treating sensitive cementum (the tissue that covers the root of a tooth)
Emergency treatment (when you need to see a dentist immediately) also costs £21.60.
This can cover anything listed in Band 1 above, plus any of the following:
- an addition to your dentures – such as adding a clasp or a tooth
- treatment for severe gum disease – such as root planing (cleaning bacteria from the roots of your teeth), deep scaling and a polish, or a gingivectomy (removal of gum tissue)
- relining and rebasing dentures
- removing teeth (extraction)
- root canal treatment
- sealant to fill small holes or grooves in your teeth
- splinting loose teeth – for example, after an accident (this doesn’t include laboratory-made splints)
This can cover anything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus any of the following:
- bridges – a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth
- crowns – a type of cap that completely covers your real tooth
- inlays and onlays – used to restore damaged teeth
- other custom-made appliances, not including sports guards
- veneers and palatal veneers – new surfaces for the front or back of a tooth
Treatments such as veneers are only available on the NHS if there is a clinical need for them (not for cosmetic reasons). Similarly, other cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening, are not available on the NHS.