NHS Dental Charges
NHS Band 1
This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.
NHS Band 2
This covers everything listed in Band 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth, but does not cover more complex items covered by Band 3 such as crowns, bridges and dentures.
NHS Band 3
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2, but also covers crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.
Emergency NHS Dental Treatment
This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.