Many people are avoiding regular visits to the dentist because they’re scared about how much it will cost, according to new research published by Simplyhealth.
They polled nearly 12,000 British adults for their Annual Dental Survey 2012, and found that more than 20% said the cost of dental treatment was too high for them to manage. 1 in 10 respondents also said they hadn’t seen the dentist for some time and had concerns about whether they would be able to afford it.
20% of people surveyed said they hadn’t seen a dentist for 18 months or more, and 54% said they were worried about how they would pay for dental care in future.
James Glover, a spokesman for the company that carried out the research, said:
“Concerns over the cost of dental treatment are apparent. With 22% of those people that have visited the dentist receiving bills of over £300, and 44% of these paying for the treatment by credit card, it is vital that individuals plan how to cover these costs.”
At same day smiles, we are transparent about the cost of our treatments – as an example, we charge £15,950 per arch for All on 4 implants.
We understand that people may find it difficult to fund such a procedure, which is why we have finance plans available to help patients spread the cost of dental implants over a period of up to 5 years.
If you’d like to know more about our pricing and finance options, get in touch today to speak to your local patient co-ordinator.