Private dentistry is the purest of options for our patients.
People who choose private generally feel their mouth is worth that much to them that they are prepared to make an investment in its care. They choose what they want, and when they want it.
A great aspect of private dentistry is the time we can afford to spend on the patient; to know and understand the person and to deliver treatment in way that is most sympathetic to their needs
Without NHS limitations and the freedom this allows we are able to offer the latest materials and use the latest techniques that lead to improved aesthetics, longevity, success, and patient experience. We can focus purely on the quality of the treatment. Private treatment will always give you the best possible functional but also cosmetic result.
Other aspects include protected appointment slots, use of private laboratories and the option to seek treatment by specialist practitioners.
What are the benefits of private dental treatment?
We offer private dental care because:
- It allows enough time to provide a quality experience to patients. We are able use as much time as required to obtain the highest quality possible in terms of cosmetic finish, longevity of treatment, and patient experience, especially nervous patients.
- It provides greater choice for patients. Treatment available on the NHS can be limited and often does not include cosmetic treatment that patients ask for, such as white fillings and posterior white crowns etc..
- A better cosmetic result can be achieved that has a more natural look. We have far greater access to state of the materials.
- We can offer a more personal style of service. For those that require after work hours and phobic patients.
- Other aspects include protected appointment slots, use of private laboratories and the option to seek treatment by specialist practitioners.
- We are able to invest in our practice team, our equipment, our materials, and surroundings and so improve our services.
How do I know that the private treatment that has been suggested is really necessary?
We try very hard to establish relationships with patients that are based on a partnership, open communication and trust. We only provide care and treatment that is necessary or improves the appearance of the teeth should you wish this. We will be able to describe exactly the proposed treatment, its benefits and any risks involved, as well as any alternatives that may be available.
If we’re suggesting a complex treatment plan, such as a bridge or dental implants, you will have the opportunity and time to consider the suggestion fully. This is all part of the process of gaining full and informed consent to the proposed treatment. And of course you are always free to change your mind.
How can I find out about the cost of private dentistry?
Our dentists will provide some examples of our typical private fees. An exact quotation will only usually be possible after an examination as your clinical needs will determine the treatment our dentists will recommend.
You will be given the cost of the examination when making an appointment, as well as what it will cover, for example X-rays.
Written estimates and treatment plans will be provided on request and particularly for extensive or expensive courses of treatment.
Our private charges reflect the actual cost of providing the service, including the dentist’s staff, premises, equipment and the materials used.
Only with a full consultation, the necessary X-rays, and full discussion of the treatment options can we provide you with the full and exact costs. To give you a guide, the following is a brief sample of costs:
|Treatment Option||Cost range||Description|
|New patient consultation: Two intra - oral X-rays||From £50||Extensive initial consultation for a new patient with 2 small intra-oral radiographs|
|Routine examination||From £35||Six monthly / yearly examinations|
|X-rays||£8||Small intra-oral radiograph|
|£19||Large Dental Panoramic Tomogram|
|‘White’ fillings||From £95-£120||Prices vary with size, shape, and difficulty.|
|‘Bonded amalgams’||From £70-£85||Adhesive metal fillings. Prices vary with size, shape, and difficulty.|
|Root Canal Therapy (RCT)||From £180 - £350||Price varies with teeth and number of canals|
|'White' Porcelain Crowns and Veneers||From £350||Various options available: Porcelain, Composite, Precious metal substructures|
|Bridges||£300 per Unit||Depends on number of units and precision attachments. Bridges usually have 3 units at least|
|Dentures||From £350 single arch||High Impact Acrylic|
|From £550 single arch||Cobalt-Chrome (Metal)|
|From £650 single arch||Sunflex Flexible Acrylic|
|Mouth Guards||From £80||Sports Mouth Guard – Charges vary with cosmetic design variations|
|From £120||Occlusal Appliance (Mouth Guard)|
|Periodontal treatment||£45||Cosmetic scale and polish|
|£90 per quadrant||Intensive Periodontal treatment - over 4 visits|
|£120 - £150||Minor surgical procedures|
|Teeth Whitening||From £349||Chairside and Home kit|
In difficult complicated cases prices may vary beyond this range. In such cases we will explain to you why and how the costs will change.
We always take the time to make sure that you can make an informed decision. If you need to think about any options or wish to discuss something further, then our dentists will be more than happy to do this with you.
Prices can vary from the time of publication. We recommend you check them at your consultation.