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NHS dental charges

The NHS offers  treatment  to keep your teeth healthy, including emergency treatment. It does not include cosmetic treatment.

 

In England, a check-up and clean costs £18; fillings and root canal work cost £49 and you can expect to be charged around £214 for crowns, dentures and bridges.

 

In England, a check-up and clean costs £18; fillings and root canal work cost £49 and you can expect to be charged around £214 for crowns, dentures and bridges.

 

NHS dental treatment is free if you  are pregnant or on income support, income based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income related Support and employment Allowance, pension credit guarantee credit, or universal credit. It is  also free for children.

 

Those who are on a low income can have access to financial help though the NHS Low Income Scheme.

 

In Wales, all  check-ups are free, and treatment for over 65s is free too.

 

Different rules and charges apply in Scotland  and Northern Ireland.

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Last updated: 24 May 2013