NHS Dental Treatment - Dental Logic - Dentist in Hull and East Yorkshire
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Treatments on the NHS

Dental treatment is one of the few NHS services which require you to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. As of 1st April 2019, there are three bands of charges for all NHS dental treatments. Any treatment which a dentist believes is necessary to achieve and maintain good oral health is usually available on the NHS.

Current NHS fee schedule:

NHS Band 1 (£22.70)

Covers examination, diagnosis, x-rays, scale and polish (if clinically required), preventative care and advice on preventing future problems.

NHS Band 2 (£62.10)

Covers everything listed in band 1, plus further treatment including fillings, root canal work and tooth extraction.

NHS Band 3 (£269.30)

Covers everything in both bands 1 and 2, in addition to crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.

Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I visit the dentist?

For the majority of patients we recommend a routine checkup once every 6 months.

How much do dental prescriptions cost on the NHS?

NHS prescriptions for dental treatment work in the same way as normal prescriptions. If you have to pay for your prescriptions, you’ll have to pay a fee of £9.00 when you collect your item(s).

I need urgent treatment; how much will this cost?

Any urgently required treatment is charged at £22.70 on the NHS. Any treatment provided on this basis is to ensure the patient is not in pain and is not a method of obtaining routine treatment.

Can I get help with paying NHS dental costs?

A patient can receive free services from an NHS dentist if your treatment starts when:

  • Aged under 18, or aged 18 and in full time education
  • Pregnant, or have given birth within 12 months before treatment starts
  • You or your partner receives income support or a pension credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid HC2 certificate

It is also possible to obtain partial help towards costs if named on a valid HC3 certificate. You will have to provide evidence of any entitlement to free or partial-payment NHS dental treatment.

What isn’t covered under NHS treatment?

Although not exhaustive, NHS treatment will not usually cover:

  • Sedation fees
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental implants
  • Invisalign and similar retainers
  • Mouthguards
  • Valplast Dentures
  • Full ceramic or porcelain crowns / bridges

For further information on included treatments, please contact us.

Next steps

Whether you’re a new or existing patient, please contact our friendly team who will only be too happy to assist further!