If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, the amount you spend will depend on what treatment you need.
Some people don’t have to pay for NHS dental treatment – see Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?
NHS dental charges
There are three NHS charge bands.
Band 1: £20.60 covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.
Band 2: £56.30 covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).
Band 3: £244.30 covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
For more information, see What is included in each NHS dental band charge?