At the end of 2015, Dentistry magazine and Dentistry.co.uk, in association with Practice Plan, surveyed the nation’s dental care professionals to gain insights into similarities and differences in dental procedure fees across the country.
We have revealed the average rates charged for at-home tooth whitening services – including impression trays and at-home whitening gel – with the average fee coming in at £272 across England, Scotland and Wales.
Now we bring you the average fees charged for single tooth implants in private practices across the country.
The price of implants
Implant dentistry is a costly field, particularly in the UK. This is typically driven by the high cost of implants from manufacturers, associated laboratory costs, and the length and complexity of the treatment.
It is not surprising then, that Dentistry’s survey found that the national average fee (excluding Northern Ireland) charged by private dentists for a single tooth implant is £2,415, according to our survey responders. Not only that, our survey uncovered huge variances in single tooth implant prices up and down the country.
The most expensive region for a patient to receive a dental implant, according to our survey, is London and south east England, where the charge to patients for a single tooth implant averages at £3,737 – 54% more expensive than the national average.
In contrast, a single tooth implant placed in north west England will cost a patient £1,661 on average – 45% below the national rate of £2,514 and a staggering 124% less than an implant placed in London and south east England.
The region offering implant fees most closely aligned with the national average was Yorkshire and north east England, where a single tooth implant typically costs £2,433 – just 0.7% higher than the national average, according to our survey.