Dental Treatments

July 19, 2010 at 9:22 pm Leave a comment

Sakit Gigi? In the UK? Can really burn a hole in your pocket !!! 🙂

As as student, we’re entitle to free NHS treatment but not dental treatments. In the UK, dental treatment can be obtained from private dentist and NHS dentist.

Effective from 1 April, 2010 NHS Dental Charges are as follows: –

  • Band 1: £16.50. This charge includes an examination, diagnosis and preventive advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, scale and polish and planning for further treatment.
  • Band 2: £45.60. This charge includes all the necessary treatment covered by the £16.50 charge, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment or extractions.
  • Band 3: £198. This charge includes all the necessary treatment that is covered by the £16.50 and £45.60 charges, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

For more information, please visit NHS website.

The table below extracted from Whatprice shows user submitted prices for both NHS and private dentists.

Dental Work Required Private Prices NHS Prices*
Apiectomy £376 £198
Braces-Metal £1112 £198
Bridge £562 N/A
Cancellation fee £33 N/A
Dental Crown-Gold £406 £198
Dental Examination £43 £16.2
Dentures-Full £563 £198
First Consultation £53 £16.2
Hygiene Clean £63 N/A
Implants £1202 N/A
Large Tooth Filling-Non-white £101 £44.6
Root canal £369 £198
Sedated tooth removal £141 £44.6
Small tooth filling-Non-white £78 £44.6
Tooth Extraction £92 N/A
Tooth Scale and Polish £46 £16.2
Veneer £342 N/A
Whitening £305 N/A
Wisdom tooth extraction £177 N/A
X-ray £28 £16.2
Credit to: http://www.whatprice.co.uk/dentist/nhs-private-prices.html

If you find the above price of dentist procedures shocking then you should consider to sign up Dentist Insurance. To be honest, if I’ve to pay few hundreds quids to fix my ‘gigi’, I think I’ll rather spend that money for a return ticket to KL and get it done for MYR1.00 at Klinik Pergigian and at the same time can have reunion gathering with my family and friends. What about you? 😉

To find out about NHS dentists visit the official NHS dentist website.

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