Private dental care costs are a postcode lottery

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Private dental care costs vary throughout the UK, a new survey has found

Private dental care costs in the UK are a postcode lottery, according to new research.

The research, carried out by Whatclinic.com, looked at the fees charged by 12,629 private dentists around the UK and found that dental check-ups can vary by £170.

These figures show the huge amount of savings that can be made by shopping around for dental care, even within the same city,’ Emily Ross, director of Whatclinic.com, said.

‘Regular dental check-ups every six months are recommended for all the family, and as everyone knows, these costs can really add up.

‘It is important that patients are more aware of the options available to them, and that money can be saved.’

Rise in enquiries

Birmingham was found to charge the least on average for dental check-ups (£31), while Milton Keynes was the most expensive (£62).

The research also shows that there has been a 115% rise in enquiries for check-ups in the past year, with the average cost for check-ups increasing by 28% in the last six months.

‘Patient reviews are a valuable resource to find a suitable dentist that can deliver the best treatment, at a price that suits too,’ Emily Ross continued.

‘As costs vary from city to city, savings can also be made by taking a short trip to a nearby town or city.

‘Always be careful of special offers and discounts, do your research, and make your dental health a priority when choosing a practitioner.’

Average prices

The table below shows the average price across 20 towns and cities in the UK for the five most common dental treatments.

Location

Dental check-up

Veneers

Teeth whitening

Root canals

Dental implants

Belfast

£40

£340

£221

£223

£1,461

London

£53

£493

£328

£303

£2,420

Reading

£38

£561

£317

£332

£1,906

Milton Keynes

£62

£388

£261

£246

£1,885

Plymouth

£46

£436

£209

£211

£1,463

Bournemouth

£48

£511

£312

£316

£1,675

Brighton

£44

£430

£342

£275

£2,044

Cardiff

£45

£394

£253

£238

£2,062

Cheltenham

£35

£570

£255

£228

£2,061

Southampton

£35

£485

£258

£305

£1,945

Glasgow

£50

£343

£234

£185

£1,752

Manchester

£34

£368

£265

£222

£1,531

Leicester

£40

£318

£359

£258

£1,795

Liverpool

£37

£402

£218

£250

£1,427

Newcastle Upon Tyne

£44

£413

£382

£267

£1,383

Birmingham

£31

£370

£258

£253

£1,804

Leeds

£43

£417

£313

£253

£1,740

Cambridge

£32

£424

£385

£320

£2,393

Edinburgh

£39

£432

£317

£233

£2,215

York

£40

£521

£294

£356

£2,117

National average

£46

£443

£298

£267

£2,101

 

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