NHS Dentistry in Glasgow
Your Dental Options

Do you qualify for free NHS dental treatment?

Under the current rules the following people are entitled to free NHS dental treatment:

  • Patients who are under 18 years old
  • Patients aged 18 and in full-time education
  • Patients who are pregnant
  • Patients who have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • Patients who receive income support and some other benefits

Once you are registered with us as an NHS patient, we can give you the dental treatments needed to keep your teeth and gums healthy, including a free dental check-up every six months.

If you are not in any of these categories for free treatment you will need to pay a contribution towards your NHS treatment costs. But please remember that all NHS checkups or examinations are free of charge regardless of your financial situation.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept new NHS dental patients at this time

NHS Dentist Prices

If you don't qualify for free NHS treatment here are examples of some of the charges you might have to pay. Remember Glasgow's NHS dentist prices are not set by us - or any other Glasgow dentist - and it is important to know the prices below will probably change as the government reviews them. Also this isn't an exhaustive list covering all treatment options on the NHS.


NHS TreatmentCost
ExaminationNo charge
Two small xrays£4.88
Simple gum treatment (scale & polish)£11.12
2 visit NHS gum treatment (scale & polish)£27
Small amalgam (silver) filling£7.56
Medium amalgam (silver) filling£14.72
Large amalgam (silver) filling£19.44
Composite (white) filling (front tooth)from £14.28
Root canal treatmentfrom £40.92 - £85.60
Single NHS white crown£107.68
Single NHS white crown with post£138.84
Simple extraction (one tooth)£12.68
Complete (upper and lower) dentures£153.68
Non-Precious Metal Crown£82.20

Sample NHS Dentist Charges in More Detail

Dental Examination and Reports

Clinical examination, advice, charting (including assessment and recording of any malocclusion and monitoring of periodontal status) and report including the examination of a patient in connection with trauma, where the patient is in a capitation or continuing care arrangement with the dentist - no charge

Provision of a care and treatment summary for a patient, other than a patient only accepted for occasional treatment, when requested by a patient/parent who has indicated an intention to change dentist, showing information about the patient's dental health and/or treatment which would not be readily available from visual examination. Price per report: from £3.36

Diagnosis and Prevention

Radiographic examination and radiological report. These vary according to size and type of film plate. From £3.36

Advice on diet and on oral hygiene techniques, and normally requiring more than 1 visit per course of treatment. From £7.48

Application of fissure sealants as a primary preventive measure to pits and fissures. Price per tooth from £6.76

Application of topical fluoride preparations to all teeth for patients who show evidence of a high risk of rapidly advancing dental caries. From £32.08

Non Surgical Periodontal

Scaling, polishing and simple periodontal treatment, including oral hygiene instruction Per course of treatment.From £10.76

Treatment of periodontal diseases requiring more than 1 visit including oral hygiene instruction, scaling, polishing and marginal correction of fillings. Per course of treatment. From £26.12

Treatment of chronic periodontal diseases including root-planing, deep scaling and, where required, marginal correction of restorations, irrigation of periodontal pockets, sub-gingival curettage and/or gingival packing of affected teeth, and all necessary scaling and polishing. From £33.32 for 1-4 affected teeth



Surgical Periodontal

Gingivectomy, gingivoplasty and similar procedures, with post-operative management. The first 2 adjacent teeth in one jaw from £18.40

Raising and replacement of a mucoperiosteal flap with any necessary curettage, root planing and bone resection from £40.68

Free gingival grafts including raising tissue from a donor site and preparation of a recipient site, with post-operative instruction and management from £65.48 per graft

Simple excision of soft tissue to lengthen crowns in connection with veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, and/or obturators. From £6.76 per tooth.

Conservative Treatment

Permanent fillings, including any dressings, pulp capping, or other preparatory treatment £7.32

Tunnel restorations in permanent or retained deciduous teeth, undertaken to conserve sound tooth structure as an alternative to treatment. From £14.24

Additional fee for patients with an exceptional medical condition for the replacement of 1 or more amalgam fillings. From £8.92

Treatment of any surface of a permanent tooth using glass ionomer cement, where the tooth would otherwise be extracted.. From £12.32

Porcelain Veneers

Facing or refacing a permanent upper tooth anterior to the first premolar, normally for patients aged 17 years or over, and including acid etch retention, other necessary preparation of the enamel and temporary coverage of the tooth From £87.32

Inlays and Crowns

In permanent teeth and in retained deciduous teeth, normally for patients aged 17 years or over, inclusive of all preparation, dressing, pulp capping, pins incorporated in castings, cores fabricated in the mouth and temporary coverage during construction). From £56.64

Dental Bridges

Normally for patients over 17 years. Fees are inclusive of all preparatory treatment, dressing, pulp capping, pins incorporated in castings and cores fabricated in the mouth. From £87.32

Dental Sedation

Administration of a single intravenous sedative agent or inhalation sedation, using a dedicated machine capable of delivering a fixed maximum level of nitrous oxide and a fixed minimum level of oxygen when providing inhalation sedation, by a doctor or a dentist other than the dentist carrying out the treatment to include any preliminary investigation and blood testing. From £21.48


Provision of dentures in synthetic resin, including all necessary backing and tagging. Full upper and lower dentures. From £148.60

Dental Emergency

For conditions of the gingivae/oral mucosa (including pericoronitis, ulcers and herpetic lesions), including any necessary oral hygiene instruction and/or the issue of a prescription. From £6.52

A note about these NHS dental costs

The above prices are taken from the Statement of Dental Renumeration issued by the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Some costs vary depending on the number of teeth involved or stage of your dental treatment.

Please contact our Glasgow West End practice for more detailed and up to date NHS dental prices.