How pri­vate costs com­pare

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Family Tragedy -

The cost dif­fer­ence be­tween the NHS and pri­vate den­tal treat­ment can be sig­nif­i­cant.

There are three bands of NHS prices start­ing from £20.60 to cover an ex­am­i­na­tion. That will also in­clude X-rays and a scale and pol­ish.

Go­ing pri­vate would cost £40 for an ex­am­i­na­tion, £9 for X-rays and £42 for a scale and pol­ish.

Fill­ings, ex­trac­tions and root canal treat­ment cost £56.30 on the NHS, pri­vately costs £190 per root, and £95 for a fill­ing.

The top NHS band is £244.30 to cover com­plex pro­ce­dures such as crowns, den­tures and bridges. A full set of den­tures pri­vately will cost in ex­cess of £500.

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