Can I pay for my dental treatment free by choosing the Best NHS dentist near me?


If you think about dental treatment costs in London, it is better to know there are several options you can pay for dental care without any worrying. Depending on the arrangements you made with your dentist, you can pay for them on the NHS program or pay as a private patient. There’s some chance to fail by NHS (your dentist’s NHS list is limited). In these cases, your local primary care can help you to find an excellent dentist in your area who can provide NHS treatments.

There are some other ways you can pay either on the NHS or private treatment:

  • Dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Cash plans
  • Treatment loans

How much are NHS dental programs cover?

When you get treatment from your NHS dentist (you can checklist of dentists in London who provide NHS). Your treatment will fall into one of the three bands we mentioned below. Here is a simple fact: more complicated treatments are in a higher number band. so dental surgeries and orthodontic treatments are in 2 and 3. Here’s how many NHS bands based on price coverage:

  • Band 1:  £23.80
  • Band 2:  £65.20
  • Band 3:  £282.80

List of dental treatments by the band

There’s no worry, any treatment your dentist believes is necessary for your case, is available in the NHS list. NHS programs provide all the important dental treatments patients need to keep their mouths healthy.

In some cases you need more cosmetic treatments for your teeth, NHS doesn’t cover them because as we said before, NHS provide necessary clinical treatments and cosmetic reasons are not necessary. We gathered a simplified list of NHS service provisions below. Read this list carefully before getting dental treatment. Your dentist will explain to you which treatments are the best option for your case and then you choose them according to the NHS service list.

Band 1 course of treatments

  • clinical examination
  • orthodontic case assessment and report
  • advice for dental health
  •  Dental charting for diagnosis and treatment schedule
  • Radiological report
  • instruction in the prevention of dental and gum disease
  • Primary preventive measures (Dental sealant)
  • Polishing and marginal correction for dental fillings

Band 2 course of treatment

  • Non-surgical periodontal treatment (gum disease treatment
  • Periodontal treatment that includes surgery, including gingivectomy, gingivoplasty or removal of an operculum in your mouth
  • permanent fillings with different materials include amalgam, composite resin, synthetic resin, glass ionomer and so on.
  • sealant restorations
  • Root canal treatment
  • Dental transplantation
  • oral surgeries
  • soft tissue surgeries that include a cavity, inner mouth surgery
  • add a new tooth, clasp, labial or buccal flange to dentures
  • periodontally compromised teeth
  • bite-raising appliances in orthodontic treatments

Band 3 course of treatment

  • composite veneers
  • Inlays, pin lays, on lays and palatal veneers
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental crown thermally bonded to wrought platinum coping
  • Bridges including any pin or post aids to retention
  • Dental bridges in fine gold with or without thermally bonded facings, stainless steel, cobalt-chromium or nickel-chromium
  • Full or partial dentures, overdentures in synthetic resin or metal
  • orthodontic treatment and Invisalign
  • Night guards and sports guards