NHS Fees

NHS dental fees are set by the dental practice division of NHS Scotland, and are the same for all dental practices. A guide to common NHS treatment costs is outlined below.


Treatment Price
Examination Free
X-rays From £3.76
Scale and Polish From £12
Small Metal Filling (Back Tooth) £8.20
Large Metal Filling (Back Tooth) £20.96
Small White Filling (Front Tooth) £15.44
Large White Filling (Front Tooth) £23.64
Root Canal Treatment (Front Tooth) £44.20
Root Canal Treatment (Back Tooth) £92.52
White Crown (Front Tooth) £128.64
Metal Crown (Back Tooth) £88.76
Partial Denture From £81.44
Full Dentures (Upper and Lower) From £182.60
Extractions From £13.68


NHS treatment is free for:

  • Everyone aged under 26;
  • Those aged under 19 in full-time education;
  • Pregnant and nursing mothers, until the baby is 12 months old;
  • Those with certificated exemption from payment because of income;
  • Income based jobseekers allowance;
  • Income related employment and support allowance;
  • Working tax credits.

Please bring evidence of any exemption with you to the dentist. If you are unsure about exemptions please ask at our reception desk.