Has anyone been charged this amount! I pay for the high denplan care. Recently had to have 4 teeth put on a bridge & was charged £1000 for lab fees, which seems so expensive....


  • HampshireH
    HampshireH Posts: 4,395
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    Our local private dental surgery charges £995 for a bridge. So doesn't seem excessive comparitively

    NHS is £306 but obviously longer wait times and harder to get apps

    I thought the denplan packages were designed to spread the costs almost forecasting the work and setting a monthly fee so no nasty surprises.
  • maman
    maman Posts: 28,374
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    With Denplan, the fees charged by the surgery will be included in the plan. Anything they have to contract out to dental tecninician lab will be paid separately. 
  • Lab fee for a four unit temporary bridge on its own would be around £300 , permanent four unit bridge £800 upwards , depending on materials. If they did a diagnostic wax up first that's a couple of hundred . 

    In other words £1000 lab fee is not excessive at all. Without Denplan you are probably looking at £2000 to £3000 upwards for a four unit bridge. 
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