Dental expenses – Tax relief
You can claim relief for non-routine dental care.
You cannot claim relief for routine dental care. This includes:
- scaling or cleaning
- tooth extraction
- providing or repairing artificial teeth or dentures.
Non-routine dental treatments
The following list contains the non-routine dental care costs that you can claim tax relief on:
- veneers or Rembrandt type etched fillings
- tip replacing
- gold posts or fibreglass posts
- gold inlays: a smaller version of a gold crown. You can only claim relief for gold if they are made outside the mouth. Relief is allowed for inlays made from materials other than gold
- endodontics – root canal treatment
- periodontal treatment for gum disease: root planing (including curettage and debridement) and gum flaps; chrome cobalt splints (but not if it contains teeth); and implants (including bone grafting and bone augmentation)
- orthodontic treatment: provision of braces and related treatments.
- surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth
- bridgework: an enamel-retained bridge or a tooth-supported bridge.
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