NHS Patients

Our aim at Bridge Dental Practice is to offer our patients an exceptional experience of dental care.

We provide high-quality treatment in a friendly and relaxing environment.

We are committed to continuing dental education and keeping abreast of the changes in modern dentistry thus aiming to provide our patients with the very best available NHS care.

If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, there are 3 NHS charge bands. As of April 2024, the costs are as follows:

This band includes examination, diagnosis (including radiographs), advice on how to prevent future problems, scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care (e.g. applications of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant)

This band covers everything listen in band 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or extractions.

This band covers everything in band 1 and 2, plus course of treatment including crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.

This band covers urgent assessment and specified urgent treatments such as pain relief or a temporary filling or dental appliance repair

Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?

You don’t have to pay for NHS dental treatment if you’re:

  • under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education
  • pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months
  • being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (but you may have to pay for any dentures or bridges)
  • receiving low income benefits, or you’re under 20 and a dependant of someone receiving low income benefits

Low income benefits

You’re entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse (including civil partner) receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit (in certain circumstances)

Certificates to help with health costs

You can receive free NHS dental treatment if you’re entitled to or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • a valid HC2 certificate – which is available for people on a low income

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

You’ll be asked to show your dentist written proof that you don’t have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment. You’ll also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you don’t have to pay.