NHS Services

We are delighted to offer a full range of NHS Services to all patients. We are proud of our continued commitment to providing quality NHS care.

What the NHS will provide

The NHS cover necessary dental treatment to ensure that everyone has access to good oral hygiene. If you wish for dental treatment like white fillings on the back teeth, crowns with no metal in them, teeth whitening, these would be considered Cosmetic Treatments.  We supply a full range of Cosmetic Treatments and will always give you your options with regards to both NHS and Cosmetic. Your dentist will discuss the options with you at your examination appointment and you will always receive a treatment plan with cost estimations for all treatment mentioned. It will be separated between NHS and Cosmetic to avoid confusion. Our Dentists want you to understand the treatment being offered and any charges which may apply. If you don’t understand something or want further information please do ask.

Fees / Treatment Costings

NHS fees are set by the Government, not by West Granton Dental Care.

Some patients may be exempt from paying these fees. You can get free dental treatment if you:

  • Are under the age of 18 years old
  • Are aged 18 and in full-time education
  • Are named on a valid maternity exemption certificate
  • Have had a baby in the previous 12 months, or have had a stillborn baby in the previous 12 months
  • Are named on a valid HC2 certificate
  • Are named on a valid HC3 certificate
  • Are, or your partner is, getting Income Support
  • Are, or your partner is, getting Income -related Employment Support Allowance.
  • Are, or your partner is, getting Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions

For all of the above you must have valid, in date, ID to show at your appointment. If you do not and still claim you may be under risk of investigation from the Government.

In some cases you may be able to apply for help with health costs, you must fill in an HC1 form to find this out - to get one by post please call 0845 850 1166.

If you are not in one of the groups entitled to free NHS dental treatment or help with the cost you will be required to pay 80% of the cost of your NHS dental treatment up to a maximum of £384 per course of treatment. Examples of the patient costs for some types of NHS treatment are shown below. Please note that the NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending on the treatment required.


Selection of NHS Fees

Examination - FREE 

2 Small X-rays - £4.56

Simple Gum Treatment (scale & polish) - £10.60 

Small Amalgam (silver) Filling - from £7.20 

Large Amalgam (silver) Filling - from £18.52

Root Canal Treatment: from £38.92 

Single Crown: from £93.08 

Extraction: from £6.64

Complete (upper & lower) Dentures: £146.24


Paying for NHS treatment

We ask that treatment is paid for on the day of your appointment. The dentist will let you know how much your next visit should be, so you will know in advance.  We accept payments in cash and most major debit/credit cards.