NHS Patients

You can get free dental treatment if you:-

  • Are under 18 years old
  • Are aged 18 and in full-time education
  • Are pregnant or are a nursing mother.

Unless you are in one of the groups entitled to free NHS dental treatment or help with the cost you will require to pay 80% of the cost of your NHS dental treatment up to a maximum of £384 per course of treatment.  Examples of costs for some types of NHS treatment are shown in the table below. Please note that NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending of the treatment required.

Treatment Cost
Examination no charge
Two small X-rays £4.56
Simple gum treatment(scale & polish) £10.44
Small amalgam (silver) filing £7.08
Large amalgam (silver) filing £18.20
Root canal treatment (front tooth) £38.28
Single crown £70.36
Simple extraction £6.52
Complete (upper and lower)dentures £143.80

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Help with health costs

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Practitioner Services – Dental Patients

Whether you need to find information on treatment costs and exemptions or have received a letter from the Scottish Dental Reference Service and want to know more – we are here to help

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