At the end of 2015, Dentistry, in association with Practice Plan, surveyed the nation’s dental care professionals to gain insights into similarities and differences in private dental procedure fees across the country.
In the 15 September issue of Dentistry, we shared with you the average UK national and regional rates charged for crowns. According to our survey responders, the average fee charged for a crown in the UK is £442 per tooth. The lowest average fee was found in Northern Ireland, where £334 was charged per crown on average. In comparison, the highest fees were found in London and south east England, at £514 per crown
Now Dentistry brings you the regional and national average fees charged by private practitioners for class I and II composite restorations.
Our survey results put the average fee charged per restoration at £83 for a class I composite filling, and £109 for a class II filling. On a regional basis according to our survey responders, the lowest fees charged for a class I composite filling was found in Northern Ireland, where practices charge an average of £55, or 33% below the national average. Northern Ireland also charged the lowest fee in the UK, on average, for class II composite fillings – 28% below the national average at £78.
Meanwhile, Scotland was found to be the region charging the highest fees in the UK for both class I and II fillings. The nation charges £101 on average for a class I restoration, which is 22% higher than the national average of £83. Scotland’s average fee for a class II composite fillings came in at £122 each, 12% higher than the national average of £109.