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NHS dental charges from 1 April 2017

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 – £20.60

This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg 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 one Band 1 charge.

Band 2 course of treatment – £56.30

This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.

Band 3 course of treatment – £244.30

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.

Private Fee List


Extensive oral examination – £50

Emergency appointments and consultations – £50

Radiograph (intra-oral) - £10

Scaling and polishing with hygienist - £52

Restorative Treatment:

Composite fillings (depends on how many surfaces and location of tooth) – from £105 to £185

Glass Ionomer fillings – from £95 to £150

Surgical Treatment:

Extractions – from £145

Root canal treatment:

Incisors/canines (1 root) – from £250

Premolars (2 roots) – from £350

Molars (3 roots) – from £450

Prosthetic treatment:

Acrylic partial denture – from £500

Acrylic full denture – from £550

Chrome-Cobalt denture – from £890

Flexi denture - from £700

Crowns, bridges, inlays and veneers:

Porcelain bonded to the metal crown – from £425

Metal free porcelain crown – from £535

Inlays - from £475

Veneers - from £475

Bridge (per unit) from - from £475 

Other treatments:

Teeth whitening – £250 - £450


Guaranteed – for 1 year free repair, replacement or part refund, depending on circumstances

Not guaranteed – a lack of care on patient’s part which leads to recurring problems