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 – £21.60 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 – £59.10 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
Band 3 course of treatment – £256.50 This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.
Free NHS dental treatment or help with health costs You may be eligible for help with all or part of the costs of your NHS dental treatment. To see if this applies to you, see the leaflet NHS dental services in England, which is available from any NHS dental practice or from www.dh.gov.uk/dentistry.
For advice on how to get help with health costs call 0300 330 1343 or go to the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/healthcosts
You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when your treatment starts, you are: • Under 18 • Under 19 and in full-time education • Pregnant or you’ve had a baby in the 12 months before treatment starts • Staying in an NHS hospital and the hospital dentist carries out your treatment • An NHS Hospital Dental Service outpatient (although you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges)
You can also get free NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts or when you’re asked to pay: • You’re included in an award of Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit guarantee credit • You’re named on, or entitled to, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate • You’re named on a valid HC2 certificate If you're named on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your NHS dental treatment. HC2 and HC3 certificates are issued under the NHS Low Income Scheme – see below. You will not be exempt from paying for NHS dental treatment because you receive one of the benefits below when paid on their own: • Incapacity Benefit • Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance • Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance • Disability Living Allowance • Council Tax Benefit • Housing Benefit • Pension Credit savings credit Proof of your entitlement
You’ll be asked to show your dentist written proof that you’re entitled to help with dental treatment costs. This will vary depending on your circumstances.
St Mary's Dental Practice
Small Filling (silver)
Medium Filling (silver)
Large Filling (silver)**
White fillings add £25
Porcelain Crown (non Metal)
Porcelain Crown (metal core)
Small Bridge (adhesive bridges)
Extraction (per tooth) ***
Teeth Whitening (Upper)
Teeth Whitening (Lower)
Teeth Whitening (Both)
Full Upper or Lower (Acrylic)
Full Upper AND Lower (acrylic)
Partial Denture (Acrylic)
For chrome dentures add £65
* includes small x-rays if required
** Fees may vary in more complex cases and you will be informed of this before your treatment starts
*** Includes medication if required