It’s also worth knowing that if you have multiple bits of work done in one visit or one course of treatment, for example, three fillings, you’ll only pay the Band 2 fee once
Also, you’ll only pay for the top band the work is being completed under. So, if you have a check-up and your dentist says you need a filling but it can’t be done until next week, you won’t pay for a Band 1 and a Band 2 treatment – you’ll pay for the Band 1 checkup at £23.80 and then you’ll pay £41.40 after your filling.
The total amount will be £65.20, the same as a Band 2 charge, because the work is being completed under ‘one course of treatment’.
You might also be offered a service where you can get some NHS work, and then pay a bit extra to get some private work.
So, say you get an NHS check up, and it’s found you need a filling. It’s a back tooth so you can get a metal filling on the NHS, but you could upgrade to a white filling. You’ll pay a bit more than a Band 2, but the cost of the white filling and the checkup are rolled into one – you wouldn’t be paying for a checkup as well as a white filling.