Fee setting and Payment Choices

How much does quality dental care cost? LCIAD does not have a set “fee per item” fee structure but rather a time and costs-based fee calculation method which may be different to most other practices. What we charge depends not only on what we plan to do, but often more significantly on how we plan to do it and the steps required to get to a given result.

As an example: Patients often ask us how much we charge for a dental implant.
We do not sell implants! We provide advice and necessary treatment to solve problems that you may have. This may of course require a dental implant, but it may also require many other things. Accordingly, we consider all of the clinical care and steps that you may require to get you from your current condition to the end of treatment. Once we have met you, seen your case, discussed your requirements, studied your case in detail and planned exactly what we are going to do step-by-step, then we will customise a written estimate for you, at that time under those particular circumstances. There are therefore simply too many variables and possible treatment items available to provide a meaningful list of fees.

We provide individual customised estimates after gathering sufficient information from your consultation appointment(s). However, we provide a guide below to allow an appraisal of ballpark figures prior to attending the practice so that you’re aware of the levels of investment likely to be involved for the standard of work we provide. Please note that these are guidelines based on current fees and should not be taken as quotes.

Please be assured that we always endeavour to be as cost-effective as possible. The scope of work that we carry out, especially where extensive, full-mouth dentistry is being carried out, is often tremendously time-consuming and labour-intensive and our fees must necessarily reflect this. However we always believe that the long term value of quality advice and care easily makes up for the initial investment.

  • “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “You seldom improve quality by cutting costs, but you can often cut costs by improving quality”  – Karl Albrecht
  • “There is nothing more expensive than cheap dentistry” – Patient who’s work we had to rectify after having had extensive dental work carried out abroad

Flexible Ways to Pay
WE OFFER:

  • Phased payments in advance of each phase of treatment
  • 50% in advance, 50% halfway through treatment
  • Payment plans extending from 6-24 months interest-free and up to 5 years interest-bearing (Braemar Finance). Please note that LCIAD must receive all monies prior to elective treatment commencing.
  • 7.5% fee reduction for full advance payment of estimates over £10,000
  • We can also discuss other arrangements depending on the particular estimate and timetable for any given case.

We provide bank details for BACS transfers together with written estimates after consultation.

We regret that we do not accept cheques or American Express for payments.

Consultation and reporting - From 1st January 2020

New Patient Consultation

Payable prior to appointment

Payable prior to appointment

£400 (£250 for specialist periodontal consultation)

Preliminary Dental Report (PDR) or Specialist Dental Report (SDR)

Included in New patient consultation

Included in New patient consultation

Full dental report (FDR)

If ordered at time of New Patient Consultation instead of Preliminary Dental Report (PDR)

If ordered at time of New Patient Consultation instead of Preliminary Dental Report (PDR)

£400

Full dental report (FDR)

If ordered separately

If ordered separately

£800

Full case assessment and laboratory planning

Full records for laboratory analysis, planning, digital or lab waxup and design, duplicate models and indexes

Full records for laboratory analysis, planning, digital or lab waxup and design, duplicate models and indexes

£1,800-£2,500

Hygiene and Therapy Service fees - From 1st January 2020

New patient hygiene appointment

First 1.5 hour hygienist / therapist appointment for all new patients. Taking of baseline health records and periodontal diagnosis, dietary, hygiene, anti-smoking advice, initial hygiene cleaning and advice on maintenance care throughout treatment and beyond

First 1.5 hour hygienist / therapist appointment for all new patients. Taking of baseline health records and periodontal diagnosis, dietary, hygiene, anti-smoking advice, initial hygiene cleaning and advice on maintenance care throughout treatment and beyond

£252

Hygiene appointment per hour

Dental hygienist per hour (our standard hygiene appointment will be for one hour unless otherwise arranged)

Dental hygienist per hour (our standard hygiene appointment will be for one hour unless otherwise arranged)

£168

Hygiene / therapist appointment per hour

Advanced periodontal treatment, children’s dentistry, adult dental restorative therapy per hour

Advanced periodontal treatment, children’s dentistry, adult dental restorative therapy per hour

£260

Treatment fees standard - From 1st January 2020

Hourly rate for general dentistry

To include all routine non-laboratory restorative dental care, non-surgical periodontal treatment, root canal treatment, diagnostic visits, non-surgical extractions, chairside temporary and provisional crowns, re-cementations, repairs and relines of definitive restorations and additional consultations. Hourly rate billing allows us to charge fairly depending on complexity of the work and allows more cost-efficient use of time when multiple procedures are being carried out in one appointment.

To include all routine non-laboratory restorative dental care, non-surgical periodontal treatment, root canal treatment, diagnostic visits, non-surgical extractions, chairside temporary and provisional crowns, re-cementations, repairs and relines of definitive restorations and additional consultations. Hourly rate billing allows us to charge fairly depending on complexity of the work and allows more cost-efficient use of time when multiple procedures are being carried out in one appointment.

£660-£760 per hour depending on clinician

Hourly rate for surgical dentistry

To include surgical treatment and disposables, all medication, suture removal and review appointments: surgical extractions, biopsy, minor oral surgery, surgical periodontics, bone augmentation and sinus augmentation surgery (excluding implants, augmentation materials and pathology or diagnostic laboratory fees). Hourly rate billing allows us to charge fairly depending on complexity of the work and allows more cost-efficient use of time when multiple procedures are being carried out in one appointment.

To include surgical treatment and disposables, all medication, suture removal and review appointments: surgical extractions, biopsy, minor oral surgery, surgical periodontics, bone augmentation and sinus augmentation surgery (excluding implants, augmentation materials and pathology or diagnostic laboratory fees). Hourly rate billing allows us to charge fairly depending on complexity of the work and allows more cost-efficient use of time when multiple procedures are being carried out in one appointment.

£760-£860 depending on clinician

Overlays, veneers, crowns and bridges per unit

Overlay, crown or veneer including preparation, chairside provisionalisation and gingival conditioning, impression, laboratory prescription, customised shade taking, laboratory fee (IPS e.max, feldspathic porcelain, Lava zirconia or ceramometal where indicated), customisation and fitting, review and 5-year guarantee as per terms and conditions. Fees depend on difficulty and aesthetic demands and further fees may be chargeable in cases where more time or laboratory fees are incurred to achieve a desired result. (£800 additional fees for matching of single front teeth including lab consultation and customisation) Initial core restorations underneath crowns will be carried out at normal hourly rates for general dentistry.

Overlay, crown or veneer including preparation, chairside provisionalisation and gingival conditioning, impression, laboratory prescription, customised shade taking, laboratory fee (IPS e.max, feldspathic porcelain, Lava zirconia or ceramometal where indicated), customisation and fitting, review and 5-year guarantee as per terms and conditions. Fees depend on difficulty and aesthetic demands and further fees may be chargeable in cases where more time or laboratory fees are incurred to achieve a desired result. (£800 additional fees for matching of single front teeth including lab consultation and customisation) Initial core restorations underneath crowns will be carried out at normal hourly rates for general dentistry.

£2,000-£2,500

CBCT scans

We now utilise exclusively Cone Beam CT technology. Scans are taken at Cavendish Imaging nearby and reformatted digital data is transmitted to us within 2-3 days for analysis and case planning on suitable implant planning software. Fees for scans may vary beyond our control and are normally paid directly to the scanning centre on the day of scanning. More information can be obtained from Cavendish Imaging.

We now utilise exclusively Cone Beam CT technology. Scans are taken at Cavendish Imaging nearby and reformatted digital data is transmitted to us within 2-3 days for analysis and case planning on suitable implant planning software. Fees for scans may vary beyond our control and are normally paid directly to the scanning centre on the day of scanning. More information can be obtained from Cavendish Imaging.

£295-£395

CBCT report

CBCT report on findings of CBCT scan. (This is now mandatory after a CBCT scan has been prescribed and taken).

CBCT report on findings of CBCT scan. (This is now mandatory after a CBCT scan has been prescribed and taken).

£150

Digital planning

Digital optical scanning / planning of tooth shapes / anatomy / implant positions, merging of optical and CBCT scans / printed models and indexes

Digital optical scanning / planning of tooth shapes / anatomy / implant positions, merging of optical and CBCT scans / printed models and indexes

£190-£760

Treatment fees for dental implants and bone augmentation - From 1st January 2020

Implant surgery

Surgical placement of dental implant - costs will vary depending on complexity of case, requirement for bone and tissue augmentation and other factors

Surgical placement of dental implant - costs will vary depending on complexity of case, requirement for bone and tissue augmentation and other factors

£1,600-£2,400

Bone or sinus augmentation

Per site depending on complexity, volume and type of grafting - to be estimated individually after consultation and CBCT scan and report

Per site depending on complexity, volume and type of grafting - to be estimated individually after consultation and CBCT scan and report

£1,600 - approx £4,000

Implant restorations - single crown

Single CAD-CAM abutment in titanium or zirconia and implant crown in ceramometal, or all-ceramic

Single CAD-CAM abutment in titanium or zirconia and implant crown in ceramometal, or all-ceramic

£2,500

Treatment fees - full mouth rehabilitation on teeth and / or dental implants - From 1st January 2020 All cases will be estimated individually. These figures represent a range of fees applied to similar cases

Full mouth rehabilitation on teeth or implants (straightforward / advanced)

Inclusive of full case assessment and laboratory planning, all treatment stages and laboratory fees and guarantees as per our terms and conditions – individual estimates will be given after consultation and full case assessment

Inclusive of full case assessment and laboratory planning, all treatment stages and laboratory fees and guarantees as per our terms and conditions – individual estimates will be given after consultation and full case assessment

£55,000 – £80,000

Full mouth rehabilitation on teeth or dental implants (complex)

Inclusive of full case assessment and laboratory planning, all treatment stages and laboratory fees and guarantees as per our terms and conditions – individual estimates will be given after consultation and full case assessment

Inclusive of full case assessment and laboratory planning, all treatment stages and laboratory fees and guarantees as per our terms and conditions – individual estimates will be given after consultation and full case assessment

£70,000-£120,000

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