NHS Dental Treatment and Charges

At present we are not accepting new NHS patients as we are currently at capacity. 

NHS treatment charges are set by the Welsh Assembly Government. Dentists have to collect these charges which are then passed on to the Local Health Board.

The charges are set into 3 bands as follows.

Band 1. £13.50 charge. This covers examinations, x-rays, simple scaling. Any course of treatment which has one or more of these items.           

Band 1 emergency care. £13.00 This covers such items as temporary dressings; draining abcesses; recementing crowns etc.
Band 2. 43.00 charge. Any course of treatment containing any of band 1 items PLUS any filling/s, extraction/s, root filling/s, denture additions/relines.
Band 3. £185.00 charge. Any course of treatment containing band1 and/or band 2 items PLUS any crown/s, denture/s.

You only pay the one charge e.g. if you have an examination, x-rays, fillings and a crown, you would pay £185.00 for the whole course of treatment.

We will give written treatment plans and estimates for all Band 2 and Band 3 treatments.

What if I am unable to afford the treatment I need?

Please tell your dentist, who will try to find less expensive alternatives for you.

What treatment is available on the NHS?

Under the NHS, we will provide all necessary treatment which we consider to be appropriate to secure your oral health.

The NHS will not pay for treatment required for purely cosmetic reasons. Dental implants are also unavailable. Orthodontic treatment is only available on referral for patients under 18. The government have stopped treatment of less severe orthodontic problems on the NHS. If in doubt, please check with us.

Some patients who receive NHS care do not have to pay the NHS charges.

The following groups are exempt from charges and are entitled to free NHS care.

  • Under 18 years.
  • Under 19 and still in full time education.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Nursing mothers with a child under 1 year old.
  • Patients on Income Support.
  • Patients on Working Tax Credits.
  • Patients on Pension Credit.

The above groups are automatically exempt and need only sign the appropriate part of the dental claim form that we ask you to sign at the start of treatment. However, there are many people, such as those on low income, who may still be able to get help with dental charges.

If you think this might apply to you, you will need to contact NHS Wales on 0845 063 1108. 

You may be asked to pay any dental charges if you are awaiting the outcome of the claim, but if it turns out that you are able to receive help, you can claim back any charges paid from the Local Health Board.

Free Check Ups.

As well as the above exemptions, patients under 25 and over 60 years of age receive free dental examinations.

However, if they require any other item of treatment in band 1, the normal Band 1 charge will apply (See NHS section on fees) HERE.

Items free to all.

The following items are provided at no cost to the patient, as long as no other items of treatment are provided with them.

  • Prescriptions.
  • Repairs to dentures.
  • Repairs to bridges.
  • Arrest of bleeding.
  • Removal of sutures.

Fraudulent Claims For Exemption.
We will always try to help you in determining if you are entitled to free treatment, but if there is any doubt, you must never claim for exemption until you are sure. We will never pressurise you into signing the form in an inappropriate manner.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO FREE TREATMENT AND TO COMPLETE THE FORMS APPROPRIATELY.

THE NHS CHECKS MOST OF THE CLAIMS FOR FREE TREATMENT AND WILL USUALLY FINE ANYONE MAKING AN INAPPROPRIATE CLAIM.

What treatment is available on the NHS?
Under the NHS, we will provide all necessary treatment which we consider to be appropriate to secure your oral health.

The NHS will not pay for treatment required for purely cosmetic reasons.

Dental implants are also unavailable.

Orthodontic treatment is only available on referral for patients under 18. The government have stopped treatment of less severe orthodontic problems on the NHS. If in doubt, please check with us.

*All informtion was correct at the time of publication however it is subject to change