NHS Dental Treatment

NHS Dentistry In Eltham

As well as offering private dental services, AR Smiles is also pleased to treat NHS patients, operating within the current NHS charge bands. These services offer the same high-quality general dentistry care offered to private patients.

Some patients do not need to pay for NHS treatment, and you can find out if you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment here

Current NHS Price Bands

Band 1: £23.80

Band 1 NHS dental treatment covers some of the following:

  • Dental examination, assessment and report 
  • Colour diagnostic photography
  • X-Rays 
  • Marginal filling correction
  • Fluoride or sealant application to the teeth
  • Orthodontic assessment and report 

Emergency dental treatment also costs £23.80. This is an appointment only to help relieve pain.

Band 2: £62.20

Band 2 NHS dental treatment covers anything in Band 1, as well as some of the following examples:

  • Tooth root tip removal
  • Fillings (non aesthetic)
  • Denture additions like clasps or tooth additions
  • Gum disease treatment for advanced gum disease such as gum tissue removal, root planing and detailed scale and polish treatment 
  • Denture relining and rebasing 
  • Tooth extraction
  • Root canal treatment
  • Sealant restorations

Band 3: £282.80

Band 3 NHS dental treatment covers anything in Band 1, Band 2 and some examples of the following:

  • Bespoke appliances not including sports guards
  • Inlays and onlays 
  • Dentures 
  • Crowns, used to replace the tooth above the gum line 

Certain treatment aesthetics like veneers are not available on the NHS unless the dentist feels they have a clinical need. They are not available for cosmetic reasons. 

If you are interested in cosmetic treatment with AR Smiles, we can discuss that with you, and provide you with a separate treatment plan and costs to consider. 

NHS Orthodontic treatment:

At AR Smiles, we do provide a small amount of NHS orthodontic treatment.

NHS orthodontic treatment is free for people under the age of 18 with a clear health need for treatment. But because of high demand, there can be a long waiting list.

NHS orthodontic care is not usually available for adults, and if adults are interested in our adult and private orthodontic services, please click here.

A rating system called Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) is used to assess your eligibility for NHS treatment. The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) website has more information about the different grades used for the IOTN.

NHS treatment is available for grade 4 and grade 5 cases. Grade 3 cases are usually judged on an individual basis. NHS treatment may also be available if the appearance of your teeth, jaw or face is of concern. If children do not qualify for NHS treatment, we offer private orthodontic services.

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