NHS Dental Treatments and Charges
Here at Claremont we offer both NHS dental treatments and private dental treamtnet. For more information about our private and cosmetic dental treatments please navigate to the cosmetic dentistry section in services. NHS dental treatments are one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. Some patients are entitled to partial or full exemption from NHS dental treatment charges. If you think you qualify for free NHS dental treatments then please inform the reception team at your next visit and bring proof of exemption. If you are not sure then please ask the reception team and they will try and assist you if they can.
Once you attend for your dental check up the dentist will inform you of any treatment that may be necessary to maintain your oral health. The dentist will discuss all options available to you including the benefits and risks of each treatment, the cost and the time it will take to complete the treatment.
The information on this page explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatments.
The NHS dental treatments and charges are:
- Emergency dental treatment – £21.60
This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.
- Band 1 course of treatment – £21.60
This 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 – £59.10
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.
- Band 3 course of treatment – £256.50
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.
What if I need more treatment?
If, within two months of completing a course of NHS dental treatments, you need more treatment from the same charge band or a lower one – such as another filling – you don't have to pay anything extra.
However, after two months of completing a course of treatment , you will have to pay the NHS dental treatment charge Band (listed above) for any dental treatment received.
When you don't have to pay
You don’t have to pay an NHS dental treatment charge:
- for denture repairs
- to have stitches removed
- if your dentist has to stop blood loss