If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, there will be three standard charges.
The amount you pay will depend on the treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
You will pay one of the three charges below:
|This charge will include an examination, diagnosis and preventative care. If necessary this will include X-rays, scale and polish and planning for further treatment. Urgent and out-of-hours care will also cost £14.30.||£14.30|
|This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the £14.30 charge PLUS additional fillings, root canal treatments or extractions.||£46.00|
|This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the £14.30 and £46.00 charges PLUS more complex procedures such as some crowns, dentures or bridges.||£199.10|
You will only pay one charge even if you need to visit more than once to complete a course of treatment.
If you are referred to another dentist, you will still pay one charge (to the dentist who refers you).
If you need more treatment at the same charge level (e.g. an additional filling) within two months of seeing your dentist, this will be free of charge.
Note: You should ask your dentist how much your individual treatment plan will cost. The dental practice may ask you to pay before beginning your treatment.
There will be no charge if a dentist assesses that he only needs to issue a prescription, or if he removes stitches from a previous procedure.