Treatment charges

You can get free dental treatment if you:-

  • Are under 18 years old
  • Are under 19 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 Oct 2016.

Please note that NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending of the treatment required.

Treatment Cost
Examination no charge
Two small X-rays £4.76
Simple gum treatment(scale & polish) £10.88
Small amalgam (silver) filing £7.40
Large amalgam (silver) filing £19.00
Root canal treatment (front tooth) £40.00
Single crown (front tooth) £72.00
Simple extraction (one tooth) £6.84
Complete (upper and lower)dentures £150.28


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.