Dental Insurance

When you look at the stats surrounding dental health in the UK, it’s easy to see the benefits of having Dental Insurance.


of adults in the UK needed emergency dental treatment in the last 12 months


of adults in the UK have had a tooth removed


of adults only visit the dentist when they have a problem

What is Dental Insurance?

Dental insurance can help cover the cost of check-ups, hygienist visits, fillings, orthodontics, implants, veneers, whitening treatments and emergency dental treatment.

Whether you’re an NHS or private dental patient, our range of policies can help you budget for your treatment. Depending on your level of cover, Dental Insurance can include everything from routine check-ups and x-rays to urgent dental care and oral cancer treatment.

How to make a claim

Follow these three simple steps to make a claim on your dental insurance: 

  • Step 1: Pay for your treatment and get a receipt showing your name, dentist’s name, date, and type of treatment
  • Step 2: If your treatment is covered, you can simply complete a claim form which can usually be filled in online
  • Step 3: Check, sign and submit your form along with your receipt. It’ll take up to two weeks to receive the reimbursed money


Choose Dental Insurance to suit your needs – whether NHS or Private

Available with an NHS Dentist

  • Routine treatment, X-rays, check-ups, clean and polish - 100% reimbursement
  • Non-cosmetic treatment, fillings, root canals, extractions, crowns and dentures - 100% reimbursement (please note - a four month qualifying period)
  • Oral cancer treatment, from lips to back of tongue, excluding tonsils and salivary glands. (please note - a six month qualifying period) - Paid in full

Available with a Private dentist

  • Routine treatment X-rays, check-ups, clean and polish - Up to £150 per year
  • Non-cosmetic treatment, fillings, root canals, extractions, crowns and dentures - 75% of treatment costs up to £700 per year
  • Oral cancer treatment from lips to back of tongue (excluding tonsils and salivary glands) - Paid in full
  • Emergency treatment that is not pre-planned in order to alleviate pain - Up to £600 per year
  • Dental injury resulting from an external impact - Up to £5,000 per year. This excludes contact sports

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Why Shire Health & Wellbeing?

We are experienced health insurance specialists dedicated to giving you fair and honest advice. Working with the UK’s leading health insurance providers, we’ll give you the information you need to find the right cover.

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