We are pleased to publish NHS fees for a selection of common types of dental treatment. These fees are only a guide and are for patients receiving and paying for NHS treatment.
For more information on the NHS and dentistry, visit the NHS Choices website.
Simpler Charging - Increased NHS dental charges from 24th April 2023
If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, there are three standard charges. The amount you pay depends on what treatment you need.
NHS dental charges
There are three NHS charge bands.
Band 1: £25.80 includes an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment.
Band 2: £70.70 includes all treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).
Band 3: £306.80 includes all treatment covered by Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
For more information, see What is included in each NHS dental band charge?
What if I need more treatment?
If, within two months of completing a course of treatment, you need more treatment from the same charge band or a lower one, for example another filling, you don't have to pay anything extra.
However, after two months, you will have to pay an additional band charge.
Emergency dental treatment will deal with the problem at hand and the fee for each emergency visit is currently £25.80. You may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment. In this case, you will have to pay a second charge in the relevant treatment band.