N.H.S. Treatment

As an NHS dental patient you are charged a set price depending on the band the treatment falls in to.

NHS bands are only applicable if you clinically need treatment and treatment is to improve the health and function of your mouth.

It excludes all cosmetic dental treatments that are not clinically necessary but are for aesthetic reasons.

After your examination you will be provided with a written treatment plan and estimate of cost.

We also provide an extensive range of private treatments.

NHS treatment is payable for in advance.

NHS treatment is charged into one of three bands. Prices are correct as of 1st April 2016

Band One – £21.60 This is for a check-up, x-rays and a simple scale and polish.

Band Two – £59.10 This includes fillings, extractions, root canal treatment.

Band Three £256.50 More complex treatment, including crowns, bridges and dentures.

The difference between NHS and Private Dentistry can be confusing. The National Health Service (NHS) is a publically funded health care system. This means that UK residents are entitled to either subsidized or free dental treatment.

The focus of NHS dentistry is clinical; this means that NHS dentistry includes all of the dental treatments necessary to achieve and maintain good oral/dental health care and if necessary, to restore the function of dental health in the most cost-effective way possible. The clinical focus of NHS dentistry means dental treatments that are aesthetic in nature (those that are primarily concerned with improving one’s appearance, such as cosmetic dentistry procedures) are not included in the list of treatments that can be done on the NHS, where prices are set for defined dental treatments.

Charges for NHS treatment are payable prior to treatment in line with NHS regulations.