NHS Treatments & Costs
Here at Skye and Lochalsh Dental Practice we are fully committed to the NHS and our services are of not only good quality but they are also affordable. Patient charges for NHS dental treatments within Scotland are regulated & set by the Scottish government alongside with the National Health Service. Some patients are except from paying NHS charges and receive treatment for free.
You can receive free treatment if you are:
- Under 18 years of age.
- Aged 18 years and in full time education.
- Pregnant or had a baby in the last 12 months.
- Named on a valid NHS tax certificate.
- Receiving Income support or Income related Employment Support Allowance.
- Income based job seekers allowance
- Pension credit guaranteed credit.
- Named on a valid HC2 certificate.
If you are not entitled to free NHS dental treatment you are required to pay approximately 80% of the cost of your NHS dental treatment, up to the maximum of £384 per course of the treatment. Examples of costs for some standard NHS treatments are shown in the table below. Please note that NHS fee structure is extensive and varies considerably from patient to patient depending on the treatment required. A detailed estimate will be always given to you with a treatment plan at your examination.
|Examination (Every 6 Months)||No Charge|
|Two Small X-Rays||£4.76|
|Scale and Polish||£10.88|
|2 Visit Scale Polish||£26.40|
|Small Amalgam Filling||£7.40|
|Large Amalgam Filling||£19.00|
|Root Canal Treatment||£40-£83.72|
|Crown (Front Tooth)||£72.00|
|Simple Extraction (One Tooth)||£6.84|
|Full Upper and Lower Dentures||£150.28|
Cosmetic dental treatments such as tooth whitening, composite, tooth coloured white fillings on molar teeth or a tooth coloured crown on a molar tooth, are not available by the NHS and are charged privately. We will be happy to provide you with an estimate for cosmetic treatments as well, please contact the surgery for a free discussion appointment or fill in our contact form for more information.