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Everyone should have access to affordable, good-quality dental care. The NHS provides all the necessary treatment that you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums in a healthy condition. This includes:

  • Dentures
  • Root canal treatment
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Orthodontics for those under 18 years old.

It is recommended you register with a dentist.  Simply find a practice that's convenient for you, and remember to ask whether the practice provides NHS care. To find a local NHS dentist visit the Hampshire Dental Helpline website or call 0300 7900 280.

NHS dental charges from 1 April 2012

Band 1 course of treatment – £17.50

This covers an examination, diagnosis (including xrays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant.

Band 2 course of treatment – £48.00

This covers everything listed in Band 1 above plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth.

Band 3 course of treatment – £209.00

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above plus crowns, dentures and bridges.

NHS dental treatment is free for:

  • Children and young adults under 18 years old
  • Pregnant women
  • People receiving certain benefits
  • Some students with a HC2 certificate.

If you have a low income, you may be able to get help with NHS costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS). 

NHS Out of Hours or Emergency Dental Care

If you need to see a dentist urgently, but your surgery is closed or you don’t have a surgery please call NHS 111 or 0300 7900 280.