The NHS price list has been simplified since April 2006.
Prices for treatments under the NHS will depend on which of 3 bands the items on your course of treatment fall under.
These are the NHS prices as of April 2014.
|Band 1||Examination and maintenance||£18.50|
|Band 2||Simple treatment||£50.50|
|Band 3||Complex treatment||£219.00|
A patient requires an examination and x-ray. This patient's course of treatment falls into Band 1 and they pay £18.50
A patient requires an examination, an x-ray and a simple filling. This patient's course of treatment falls into band 2 and they pay £50.50. If the patient required more than 1 filling on a course of treatment they would still only pay £50.50
A patient requires an examination, an x-ray and a crown or denture. This patient's course of treatment falls into Band 3 and they pay £219.00.
Patients are able to mix treatment options and have NHS and private work under the same course of treatment. Detailed estimates giving all the options available will always be given to the patient .
Below we have a comparison of NHS and private treatment prices.
|GENERAL||NHS fee||Private fee|
|Examination inclusive x-rays||£18.50||£45.00|
|Scale and Polish by dentist/hygienist||Included (where clinically necessary)||See Below|
|Cosmetic stain removal and scale and polish by hygienist 20 mins||Not available||£37.00|
|Cosmetic stain removal and scale and polish by hygienist 30 mins||Not available||£47.00|
|Band 2 Treatments|
|Amalgam Filling||£50.50||From £60|
|Cosmetic white fillings||Not available||From £90|
|Band 3 Treatments|
|Plastic Denture||£219.00||From £385|
|Metal coloured crowns||£219.00||From £320|
|White cosmetic crowns||£219.00
Only available on front teeth
|Tooth whitening||Not available||From £175|