At the end of 2015, 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.
So far we have shared with you the average national and regional average UDA rates as well as fees charged by private practices for:
- Short-term orthodontics
- Routine examinations and hygienist hourly rates
- Tooth whitening
- Single tooth implants
- Single tooth extractions.
According to our survey responders, the average fee charged for a porcelain veneer in the UK is £458 per tooth. These findings are towards the conservative end of general estimates that suggest porcelain veneers in the UK can cost anywhere from £300 to £2,000 per tooth.
On a regional basis, according to our survey responders, the lowest fee charged on average was found in the east Midlands, where practitioners charge an average of £392 per porcelain veneer. This represents 14% below the average national rate of £458.
In contrast, practitioners in the neighbouring region of the west Midlands charged the highest rate in the UK, at an average fee of £538 per porcelain veneer, or 17% above the national rate, according to survey responders. The region most closely aligned with the national average was south west England, where survey responders charged £450 per
Porcelain versus composite
Veneers are a successful treatment option for patients wishing to correct discolouration, small diastemas, chipping, and other non-invasive aesthetic issues. Veneers are generally constructed from composite resin or porcelain.
However, porcelain is usually favoured for the superior strength and longevity of the material, and therefore porcelain veneers command a higher fee than composite veneers, which according to market estimates, can range from around £50 to £150 per tooth.