Tudor House

NHS Dental Costs

All information about NHS dental costs for pensioners and students, as well as charges for implant and other treatments.

New charges for NHS dentistry

Effective from 1st April 2013 to 30th March 2014.

  • If you are exempt from NHS dental charges, you will still receive free treatment and care
  • If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, there will be three standard charges
  • You will pay one charge even if you need to visit more than once to complete a course of treatment
  • The amount you pay will depend on the treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy


You will pay one of the three charges below:


This charge will include an examination, diagnosis and preventive care. If necessary, this will include X-rays, scale and polish, and planning for further treatment. Urgent and out-of-hours care will also cost £18.00.



This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the £18.00 charge PLUS additional treatment such as fillings, root canal treatment or extractions.



This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the £18.00 and £49.00 charges PLUS more complex procedures such as crowns, dentures or bridges.

To find out more:

ask your dentist for a copy of What you need to know about changes to NHS dentistry in England, or contact your primary care trust (PCT) or NHS Direct ( or phone 0845 4647).