How much does NHS dental treatment cost?

  • If you are exempt from NHS dental charges, you will receive free treatment and care.
  • If you pay for NHS dental treatment, there are three standard charges
  • You pay one charge even if you visit more than once to complete a course of treatment.
  • The amount you pay will depend on the treatment you need.
Band 1 treatment – £14.70 – This includes an examination, diagnosis and preventive care. If necessary, it will include X rays, scale and polish and planning for further treatment. Urgent and out-of-hours care costs £14.70.
Band 2 treatment – £47.00 – This includes all necessary treatment covered by the £14.70 charge PLUS additional treatment such as fillings, root canal treatment or extractions.
Band 3 treatment – £203.00 – This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the £14.70 and £47.00 charges PLUS crowns, dentures and bridges.
Dentures – Repairs to dentures remain free of charge. If you lose or damage your dentures beyond repair, it will cost £57.00 to replace them.
For more information visit the NHS website or contact your local health board. Their number is available from NHS Direct Wales, Tel: 111 and at