Band 1 (or urgent)
This covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment (or treatment to get you of severe pain or swelling)
This is for all treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions)
This covers all treatment covered by Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment?
You do not have to pay if you are:
under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education
pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months
receiving low income benefits, or you're under 20 and a dependant of someone receiving low income benefits
if you or your partner are named on and in receipt of, either:
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
Universal Credit (in certain circumstances)
a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
a valid HC2 certificate – which is available for people on a low income