NHS dental treatment fees at High Green Dental Practice

Keeping dental care affordable in High Green, Sheffield

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NHS dental care at High Green Dental Practice

Dental care on the NHS is, for the majority of patients, subsidised rather than free, and we’ve listed them here as a guide. To find out if you are eligible for free NHS dental treatment at High Green Dental Practice, scroll down to our FAQs section.

NHS dental prices in High Green

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 - £21.60

This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg 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 - £59.10

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 - £256.50

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

Emergency treatment

Most emergency dental treatment can be carried out in a single appointment. Once your urgent care is complete, you may need to make subsequent appointments for further, non-urgent treatment. In this case, the relevant NHS banding charge will apply.

Find out more by visiting the NHS website

NHS FEES – what’s included?

Examinations & assessments

Routine check-up
Band 1

Initial check-up (new patients)

Routine check-up + x-rays
Band 1
Small x-ray
Band 1
Medium x-ray
Band 1
Pan oral x-ray
x
Study models
x

Gum treatments

Hygienist or therapist visit (per 15 mins)
Band 1
Hygienist or therapist visit (per hour)
x
Periodontal treatment with dentist (1 hour)
Band 2

Fillings

Fissure sealant (per tooth)
Band 1
Addition of pin retention
x
Glass ionomer
x
Amalgam/metal filling
Band 2
Composite/white filling
Band 2 (front teeth only)

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment
Band 2 (including x-rays & simple restorations)
Apicectomy (per hour)
Band 2

Crowns & bridges

Porcelain bonded crown
Band 3
Gold crown (from)
Band 3
All-porcelain crowns (procera/emax)
x
Composite inlay
Band 3
Gold inlay/onlay (from)
Band 3
Ceramic inlay
x
Core & post
x
Bridge retainer PFM
x
Pontic PFM
x
Ceramic-only retainer
x
Ceramic-only pontic
x
Maryland-style retainer
x
Pontic
Band 3
Temporary crown as emergency procedure
Band 1/emergency
Re-cement crown/inlay/bridge
Band 1/emergency
Re-cement Maryland-style bridge
Band 1/emergency
Porcelain veneer
Band 3
Procera-style veneer
Band 3

Hygienist or therapist visit

Hygienist or therapist visit (per 15 mins)
Band 1

Dentures

Acrylic dentures
Band 3
Valplast dentures, repairs & additions
x
Chrome dentures
Band 3
Denture additions (incl. tooth/gum clasp)
x
Adjusting denture more than 2 years old
x
Temporary chairside reline
Band 3
Soft lining
Band 3
Rebase or reline
Band 3

Extractions

Extractions
Band 2
Extraction – additional tooth at same appointment
Band 2
Other surgery (per hour)
Band 2

Other services

Home visit
x
Surgery opening in emergency
x
Smoothing tooth
x
Treatment of sensitivity
Band 1
Other treatment as required (per hour)
x
Dental implants
x
IV sedation
x
Teeth whitening
x
Cosmetic orthodontics
x
Retainer
x
Facial aesthetics
x

Children’s dentistry

Routine check-ups
FREE
New patient visits (incl. oral health education)
FREE
Fillings (milk teeth)
FREE
Extractions (milk teeth)
FREE
Fissure sealant
FREE
Fluoride treatment (individual teeth)
FREE
Mouth guard
FREE
Fluoride treatment (trays)
FREE
Veneer colouring
Dental check-up

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 Choices 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.

NHS dental treatment FAQs

Who is entitled to free dental care?

If one or more of the criteria listed below applies to you when your treatment starts, you will be entitled to free NHS dental care.

You are entitled if you are:

  • aged under 18, or under 19 and in qualifying full-time education
  • pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months
  • staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist
  • an NHS hospital dental service outpatient – however, you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges

You are also entitled if you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependent of someone receiving:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Creditand meet the criteria

If you’re entitled to, or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate – if you don’t have a certificate, you can show your award notice; you qualify if you get Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits with a disability element (or both) and have income for tax credit purposes of £15,276 or less
  • a valid HC2 certificate

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

Please note:

You will not be exempt from paying because you receive Incapacity Benefit, contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance, contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit or Pension Credit Savings Credit, when paid on their own.

Medical conditions do not exempt patients from payment for dental treatment. You will be asked to show your dentist written proof that you do not have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment. You will also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you do not have to pay.

What if I’m pregnant?

Pregnant women and those who have had a baby in the last 12 months get free NHS dental treatment. You may have to show proof, such as a maternity exemption certificate (MatEx), a maternity certificate (MATB1) or your baby’s birth certificate.

However, if you gave birth more than 12 months ago, you will not be entitled to free NHS dental treatment. The MatEx only gives exemption from NHS prescriptions.