NHS dental prices in St Helens
The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it – either Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3.
Band 1 – £23.80
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 sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.
Band 2 – £65.20
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings or root canal work, or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
Band 3 – £282.80
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.
Children’s dentistry – FREE
Free NHS dental treatment or help with health costs
For further information on NHS dental services and dental charges, including:
- To learn if you are eligible for help with all or part of the costs of your NHS dental treatment
- For advice on how to get help with health costs
Call 0300 330 1343 or go to the NHS website. Please note that incorrect claims are not the responsibility of the practice and will incur a charge of £100 – so always check before you tick that exemption box! For more information on penalty charges, visit the NHSBSA website.