NHS and Private Dentists in Camberwell

Camberwell Dental Care

6 Camberwell Church St
London, SE5 8QU

NHS dental fees

  • Treatment that is clinically necessary in your dentist’s opinion to improve oral health is available on the NHS.
  • This means the NHS provides appropriate treatment that is required to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain, including: dentures, crowns and bridges 

Charges for NHS dental treatment

There are three bands of charges for all NHS dental treatments.

The Government increases prices annually. A written estimate/treatment plan will be provided before treatment commences (at your initial consultation). Treatment plans may change

NHS Charges from December 2020

Band 1 Check-up, x-rays and basic cleaning £23.80
Band 2 Above items plus filling, extraction or RCT £65.20
Band 3 Above items plus crown or denture £282.80
Emergency appointments £23.80
Replacement appliance £84.80

See below for exemptions.

What if I need more treatment?

If, within two months of completing a course of treatment, you need more treatment from the same charge band or a lower one, for example another filling, you don't have to pay anything extra.

However, after two months, you will have to pay an additional band charge.

Emergency or urgent treatment

If you require urgent care, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge. Most urgent treatments can be done in one appointment. However, if more than one visit is required and you return to the same dentist to complete your urgent treatment, the Band 1 urgent charge is all that you pay.

Once your urgent course of treatment is complete, you may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment. In this case, the relevant Band charge will apply.

When you don't have to pay

Treatment you don’t have to pay a dental charge:

  • for denture repairs
  • to have stitches removed 
  • if your dentist has to stop blood loss

NHS dental treatment failure

If your NHS dental treatment fails within 12 months, your dentist will carry out any work needed to repair or redo the treatment free of charge. For example, if you have a filling that falls out six months later, your dentist will replace it for free.

However, if you need a different type filling or you lose or damage an appliance, or if it needs replacing due to wear and tear, you will have to pay the full cost of replacing it.

Am I eligible for free NHS treatment?

You are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you receive/are:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit
  • You are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate or you are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid HC2 certificate
  • Aged under 18
  • Under 19 and receiving full-time education
  • Pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months

Is there any help if I can’t afford the charges?

Yes. Help may still be available for NHS charges, particularly if you are a student, pensioner, working part-time or on a low income.

You will need to complete an HC1 form. These are available from our receptionist. On successful application, any charges you have paid will be reimbursed by the DSS. Please keep your receipts.

Alternatively, you may wish to complete the form prior to making an appointment, in which case only the charges outlined in your DSS certificate will need to be paid. Please bring your returned HC1 form with you.

For a full list of fees and help with costs visit Department of Health.

Cosmetic dental treatment

NHS dental treatment does not include cosmetic treatments that are not clinically necessary, such as teeth whitening or veneers. Cosmetic treatments like this are used to improve the appearance of your teeth and make them look more attractive.

If you’re interested in having any cosmetic dental treatments, please ask your dentist how much the private treatment will cost. Charges for any private treatment will be in addition to the charges for your NHS treatment.

find us

Camberwell Dental Care
6 Camberwell Church St,
London, Greater London


to register with the practice or book an appointment please contact us or

Tel: 020 7703 0301

opening hours

Monday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Tuesday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Wednesday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Thursday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Friday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Saturdays and evenings by arrangement.

Site last updated - August 2017

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