NHS dental care is arranged into 3 bands of treatment, each with a set fee.
Band 1 – £21.60
– Full record of medical and dental history
– Thorough examination of teeth, gums and soft tissues
– Discuss any concerns regarding the condition and appearance of your teeth
– Screen mouth for oral cancer, gum disease and dental decay
– X-rays taken if required, with your permission
– Treatment options discussed
– Scale and polish done
Band 2 – £59.10
– Includes all necessary treatment covered in Band 1, plus additional treatment such as fillings, root canal treatment or extractions
Band 3 – £256.50
– Includes all necessary treatment, plus more complex procedures such as crowns, dentures and bridges
Do you qualify for free NHS dental care?
Free NHS dental treatment is available if, when your treatment starts, you are:
– Under 18
– Under 19 and in full time education
– Pregnant or you have had a baby in the last 12 months
You can also get free NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts or when the charges made:
– You or your partner get Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-based Employment or Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.
– If you are named on, or entitled to, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
– If you are named on a valid HC2 certificate
For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk