You can get free dental treatment if you:-
- Are under 18 years old
- Are aged 18 and in full-time education
- Are pregnant or are a nursing mother.
Unless you are in one of the groups entitled to free NHS dental treatment or help with the cost you will require to pay 80% of the cost of your NHS dental treatment up to a maximum of £384 per course of treatment. Examples of costs for some types of NHS treatment are shown in the table below . Fees are as of 1st April 2015.
Please note that NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending of the treatment required.
|Two small X-rays||£4.72|
|Simple gum treatment(scale & polish)||£10.76|
|Small amalgam (silver) filing||£7.32|
|Large amalgam (silver) filing||£18.80|
|Root canal treatment (front tooth)||£39.56|
|Single crown (front tooth)||£71.20|
|Simple extraction (one tooth)||£6.76|
|Complete (upper and lower)dentures||£148.60|
See Help with Health Care Costs for further details.
For a comprehensive list of all treatment charges in the NHS in Scotland, please consult the Statement of Dental Remuneration.