Dental costs UK

The cost of dental treatment depends upon whether you receive NHS or private dental care. If you are being treated by the NHS then the costs of this fall within 3 bands with band 1 being the cheapest and band 3 the most expensive.

Band 1: £17.50

Band 2: £48.00

Band 3: £209.00

The NHS dentistry section contains a comprehensive explanation of these costs and how they are determined.

But treatments such as cosmetic procedures, e.g. veneers, are not covered by the NHS and are available at private clinics.

Examples of costs for UK dental treatment

Here are a few examples of treatment costs in the UK:

  • Crowns (porcelain): £300 to £800 or more
  • Bridge: £300 to £600 or more
  • Dental implants: £1,000 to £2,000 or more per tooth
  • Teeth whitening (laser): £600 to £1,200 or more
  • Teeth whitening (gel tray): £300 to £800 or more
  • Veneers: £300 to £600 per veneer
  • White fillings: £100 to £200 or more per tooth
  • Wisdom tooth extraction: £200 or more per tooth
  • Root canal treatment: £400 or more per tooth
  • Scale and polish: £50 or more
  • Fillings(amalgam): £100 or more
  • Dentures(full): £500 up to £1,500
  • Dentures(partial): £250 or more
  • Braces(Invisalign): £1,500 to £5,000 or more
  • Braces(Inman Aligners): £1,200 to £2,500 or more
  • Braces(Lingual): £3,000 to £5,000 or more
  • Braces(6 month smiles): £1,500 to £3,000 or more
  • Braces(Damon): £2,500 to £4,000 or more

Costs are determined by the location of the clinic; the facilities; materials used; skills and experience of the dentist (and reputation); techniques and technologies.