NHS dentistry helps to keep your mouth healthy and free from pain, providing any treatment that is clinically necessary.
For all NHS treatment, you will be required to pay a contribution towards the overall cost, depending on how complex the treatment is. You will not be charged for individual items within an NHS course of treatment and will only pay one charge for each completed course of treatment. This may involve one or several visits.
Restorative dentistry focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral diseases. Your dentist will ensure that prior to starting any treatment you are provided with a full treatment plan detailing the options available to you and whether these will be provided through the NHS or can only be provided on a private basis. Your dentist may suggest a treatment plan to restore teeth that are decayed, chipped, cracked, discoloured or even missing. Teeth that are affected by any of these developmental or trauma related defects can qualify for restorative care. Whether it is a filling, crown, bridge, denture or implant, there are several options available that can be tailored to suit your needs.
|NHS Fees||Treatment Covered|
|Band 1 - £20.60||This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay Band 1 charge|
|Band 2 – £56.30||This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist need to take out one or more of your teeth|
|Band 3 - £244.30||This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges|