NHS Dental Treatments

You can get free dental treatment if you :-

  • Are under 18 years old

  • Are aged 19 and in full-time education

  • Are pregnant or are a nursing mother.

Unless you are in one of the groups entitled to free NHS dental  treatment or help with the cost you will require to pay 80% of the cost  of your NHS dental treatment up to a maximum of £384 per course of  treatment.  Examples of costs for some types of NHS treatment are shown in the table below . Fees are as of 1st April 2015.

Please note that NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending of the treatment required.




no charge

Two small X-rays


Simple gum treatment(scale & polish)


Small amalgam (silver) filing


Large amalgam (silver) filing


Root canal treatment (front tooth)


Single crown (front tooth)


Simple extraction (one tooth)


Complete (upper and lower)dentures