NHS dental charges from 1 April 2018
The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, gums and teeth healthy. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish It— either Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3.
If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive:
Band 1 course of treatment - £22.70
Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.
Band 2 course of treatment - £62.10
Covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).
Band 3 course of treatment - £269.30
Covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
Free NHS dental treatment or help with health costs
You may be eligible for help with all or part of the costs of your NHS dental treatment. To see if this applies to you, see the leaflet .15 dental services in England, which is available from any NHS dental practice or from
For advice on how to get help with health costs call 0300 330 1303 or go to the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/healthcosts
For further information on NHS dental services and dental charges, see the leaflet Nov dental services in England or the dental services section of the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk), or ask your NHS England Area Team for help.