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    • funkey_monkey
    • By funkey_monkey 15th Mar 17, 7:10 PM
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    Cost of Dental Treatment
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    • 15th Mar 17, 7:10 PM
    Cost of Dental Treatment 15th Mar 17 at 7:10 PM

    I was wondering if anyone knows what is the approximate cost of an amalgam filling with a private dentist?

    I've been quoted almost £200 for this treatment which seems overly expensive. Although I appreciate that most dentists will charge much more than this for private treatment, I didn't expect it to be so much. It seems excessive to me - am I correct or out of touch?

    Am I being overcharged here? This dentist is based in South Belfast. I was with them when they were NHS and remained with them when they went private.

    I guess I'm slightly over a barrel here in that I need this work done.

    Last edited by funkey_monkey; 15-03-2017 at 7:21 PM.
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    • ceb1995
    • By ceb1995 15th Mar 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 7:38 PM
    My private dentist charged me £75 to fill my very back molar tooth, as I had multiple fillings and an extraction done I think it was £350 as part of a plan they offered. £100 seems steep for a non-white filling.
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    • nzxt
    • By nzxt 21st Mar 17, 9:24 PM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 9:24 PM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 9:24 PM
    my private dentist charges my circa £50 for the silver fillings.
    Ask for a breakdown of the price, they may have added more work other just a filling, possibly a root canal?
    • In For A Penny
    • By In For A Penny 23rd Mar 17, 8:02 PM
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    In For A Penny
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    • 23rd Mar 17, 8:02 PM
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    • 23rd Mar 17, 8:02 PM
    What's wrong with an NHS dentist?
    • bingo bango
    • By bingo bango 24th Mar 17, 2:15 PM
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    • 24th Mar 17, 2:15 PM
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    • 24th Mar 17, 2:15 PM
    What's wrong with an NHS dentist?
    Originally posted by In For A Penny
    I'm going to guess time to wait for an appointment.

    I had to do similar to OP about 4 years ago. Broke a filling and needed a replacement ASAP. Wasn't registered in Belfast so started to call around the NHS places. Next available appointment I could get was in 8 months.

    Having decided I couldn't wait that long, I tried a couple of private practices. One in Lisburn could take me the next day so I went with them. Cost of filling (and an exam)......£216.00. Was about the same everywhere else too for private.
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