New Study Highlights Major Regional Differences in Costs
A new study has highlighted major differences in dental costs in different parts of the country.
The study, which was carried out by Whatclinic.com, revealed significant differences in dental fees across the country, with patients in some areas paying double for the same treatment.
Researchers analysed fees from around 12,000 dentists and found that prices vary significantly depending on where you are in the country. The cost of a check-up is just £31 in Birmingham, but patients in Milton Keynes may pay up to £62. In York, root canal treatment costs £356, compared to just £185 in Glasgow.
Whatclinic researchers analysed costs related to five treatments: routine check-ups, root canal treatment, teeth whitening, veneers and dental implants. Costs varied according to location and even towns and cities that were geographically close offered averaged treatment fees that differed greatly.
Newcastle was the cheapest location for dental implants, with an average cost of £1,383. In contrast, London was the most expensive, with an average total of £2,420. The cheapest location for veneer treatment was Leicester, where treatment costs in the region of £318. The most expensive location was Cheltenham, with an average cost of £570.
Following the publication of the study, the authors have encouraged dental patients to shop around and consider travelling slightly further afield than their home town in order to save money.
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