Costs

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The prices stated below are current until April 2019, and the costs of NHS dentistry usually increase annually.

 

If you need help with dental charges, please contact reception who will be able to give you advice on how to apply for exemption from dental charges. We also have an exemption section on the NHS tab of our website, which explains the exemption categories in more detail.

 

Any treatment that your dentist believes is clinically necessary to achieve and maintain good oral health will be provided by our practice. NHS treatment within the clinic is provided to the highest standard, paying NHS charges rather than privately does not mean that you will be receiving an inferior standard of care.

 

  • Emergency dental treatment – £22.70
    This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.

 

  • Band 1 course of treatment – £22.70his covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.

 

  • Band 2 course of treatment – £62.10
    This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, periodontal (gum) treatment, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.

 

  • Band 3 course of treatment – £269.30
    This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.

 

You will not be charged for individual items within a course of treatment. Depending on what you need to have done, we will only ask you to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. A course of treatment is finished when your dentist considers good oral health has been achieved, and you will be advised of the next due date for your recall examination.

 

All costs will be explained clearly to you before any treatment is conducted, and a written copy of the planned charges given to you for your records. If you have any questions regarding the costs, please do not hesitate to ask reception or your dentist for more information.

 

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