Often, the cost can be a barrier between you and your dream smile. There are many dental options that are value-for-money and paired with flexible payment options, your perfect smile might be closer and more affordable than you think.
Check-ups are the cheapest and most common way to maintain a healthy mouth.
It is recommended that you should see your dentist every 6 months. If you book routine check-ups then your dentist will be able to identify any problems early on, which will save money in the long term on more expensive dental treatments.
The average dental check-up will cost around £35 in the U.K, although this will vary depending on your requirements and your particular dental practice.
A white smile is becoming increasingly popular, and more and more people are visiting their dentists, or even purchasing over-the-counter solutions.
A smile that looks whiter looks healthier and cleaner and will boost your confidence and self-esteem.
Whitening your teeth can be as simple as purchasing an at-home whitening kit from your local pharmacy for as little as £20.
The price will, however, reflect the quality of the product, or how long it lasts, so be sure to research the solution that will work best for you.
If you visit your dentist for whitening, then it will be around £30o depending on your needs and dental practice.
Though this is more expensive than at-home treatments, it will be high-quality and longer-lasting.
Dental implants fix crowns, bridges or dentures when teeth are missing, broken or damaged in any other way.
In private clinics, depending on the number of implants and treatment you require, the average price is around £1,900.
They are more expensive than removable dentures, however, offer a fixed and permanent solution which maximises ease and comfort.
Read more about dental implant costs here.
Veneers are a long-lasting and durable solution that improves the aesthetics of your smile.
They are made of thin porcelain and are used to cover your teeth to correct chipped or damaged teeth, misalignment, gaps between the teeth and discolouration.
They are often seen as the most effective and cost-effective way to solve your smile.
Prices may vary, but veneers tend to cost anything above £500.
How can I pay for dental treatment?
Depending on your dental treatment needs and your dental practice, you can pay for treatment on the NHS or as a private patient.
Though dental care can be costly, there are a number of payment options to ensure you can keep smiling: