nhsFrom 1st April 2016, dental charges for NHS patients are as follows:

• Band 1 course of treatment: £19.70 This covers examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems and a simple scale and polish, if needed.

• Band 2 course of treatment: £53.90 This covers everything in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work, extractions and more complex dental cleaning.

• Band 3 course of treatment: £233.70 This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.

• Urgent Dental Treatment: £19.70. This is treatment that the dentist considers you need to relieve pain or to prevent deterioration of a current urgent problem.