York Dental Practice

NHS Fees

NHS Fees

The NHS provides any treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain.

There are 3 standard charges for all NHS dental treatments:

Urgent Band 1

  • This covers all urgent or temporary treatment to alleviate pain or prevent a clinical situation deteriorating (e.g. temporary filling or treatment of swelling). Usually, subsequent appointments will be required to provide permanent treatment for which there will be a further charge (see below).

Band 1

  • This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays ), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants.

Band 2

  • This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth.


Band 3

  • This covers everything listed in Band 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.


If you are exempt from paying the NHS charges you must bring proof of exemption.