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How much does a private dental check up cost in Newbury?

Dental treatment

Average Fee in Newbury

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Questions to ask?/ Information

New patient consultation

(Dental Check-up)
















(consultation only)



















Hygiene visit

And x-rays)














Ask how long will a private consultation will last?

 What will your dentist look for on your dental check-up?

Are x-rays included?

 What is the cost of routine appointments?

 At which interval do they advise you to return for a check-up?

Your check-up is the best way to keep your ‘Teeth for life’.


























If it is clinically indicated you might have x-rays of your back teeth.

X-rays can show decay in between your teeth or under the edge of your fillings.  Finding dental problems early can save both time and money.

Hygiene Clean

(Scale and Polish)



Ask if a dentist or hygienist is doing the cleaning?

You can remove plaque by brushing and flossing but only dental instruments can remove calculus. An ultrasonic scaler will be used to blast away the larger chunks of tartar and follow up with hand instruments to thoroughly clean the teeth.



How much does a Amalgam filling cost?

(Silver Filling)



















The decay is removed from your tooth and the remaining cavity is filled with a mixture of metals, consisting of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. Private fees for all types of fillings depend on the size and complexity of the treatment you need.

What does a Composite filling cost?

(White Filling)














Fillings should not only be functional, but also natural looking.  Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile and opt for tooth coloured fillings.


How much does Root Canal Treatment cost?

Endodontic Treatment








































Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of you tooth is infected through decay or injury. This would need root canal treatment.

It’s a technically demanding treatment.

Fees depend on the tooth size and position (back teeth tend to be more expensive because they have more roots.) and complexity.





How much does it cost to have a tooth remove cost?




















Remember dental disease never cures itself. If you leave decay too long untreated and there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, the tooth may need to be removed.


Wisdom Tooth Extraction



From £189

You may need to have your wisdom teeth removed if they cause other dental health problems like:

·   tooth decay

·   gum disease

·  repeated mouth infections

·  an abscess (a collection of pus) on your gums or around your wisdom teeth


What is the cost of  a dental Crown cost?










































Crowns are artificial ‘caps’ designed to improve the appearance of teeth or to restore badly broken down teeth.

 Crowns are shaped like natural teeth and fit like a cap over your own teeth. Private prices depend on materials used and time taken. Crowns are lab-made of materials including porcelain (most expensive for a very natural tooth look), porcelain bonded on to precious metal, or all-metal (generally less expensive and used on back teeth).

What is the price of Dentures?

£550 for top or bottom denture

£495 for top or bottom denture

The private price of a full or partial denture will vary depending on what it’s made of, the number of teeth missing and the condition of the remaining teeth. Cobalt chrome dentures rest on the teeth, not the gums, and can fit better than acrylic, although you can have acrylic bonded on to chrome.

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When and how should I brush my teeth?

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Teeth Whitening Newbury - A patient's experience

Why did you want to whiten your teeth?

I had for a long time thought about whitening my teeth. After learning how easy teeth whitening was to do, I decided to give it a go. My friend had also had her teeth whitened recently and it looked amazing. I wanted to feel more confident with my smile. I think that the state of your teeth can have a big impact on your overall appearance.

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What do you like most about 20/20 Dental Practice?


Lovely professional personable service at all times.

The relaxed, friendly atmosphere; the high level of competence

A relaxed and friendly but courteous atmosphere

I am treated as an individual and not just a nameless patient. There is always a warm welcome and all treatment has been pain free!

Friendly practice respectful very accommodating

Very friendly . And excellent dentistry. Definitely explain things clearly.

Lovely professional personable service at all times.

Paramount: complete confidence in excellent dental treatment. Then, friendliness, cleanliness, politeness, up-to-date equipment and surroundings. Straightforwardness, openness and honesty in all dealings. The ability to get an appointment within a week of asking. Thank you very much

Wonderful people and exceptionally caring


The nicest, friendliest, most professional dental practice ever!

The friendly staff and excellent care provided

The people..!

The jokes

How polite, friendly and calm the dentist and staff are. Thank you

I appreciate the dentist's chair-side manner.

Very friendly and efficient service.

I think Ques. 5 says it all.

Friendly and very professional. Treated with care and consideration.

Everyone is so friendly and the practice is run extremely efficiently

Efficient courteous care in which I have total confidence

Very professional , painless treatments - I always feel totally at ease with dr vanderspuy - his work his exemplary . Front desk staff are very pleasant and efficient .

Friendly and professional staff. Personal service. The staff know their customers which feels very nice. Mind you, I have been going there for nearly 20 years!

friendly , knowledgeable and competant staff

Professional, well run, friendly practice. My dentist always takes the time to listen to me and ensures I am as comfortable and pain free as possible during treatment. All other staff are extremely helpful - an all round 5 star dental practice. Well done.


How nice the people are and how professional they are.

They were very considerate and patient with me as I can honestly say visiting the dentist is my room 101. From the receptionist to the dentist and dental nurse I was shown nothing but kindness. My dentist even made me laugh as he pulled out a tooth! Great place to get over your dental fears.

Two comments: The estimates say that "The cost of the treatment would be £xxx", when in fact it "... is £xxx". As monthly payers, we should have a discount on treatment beyond normal checkups. It would be good to see this itemised

Friendly professional Dentist and Staff and the reassuring confidence that they know what they are doing and will always do their best for me and my treatment.

Efficiency, caring and then helpfulness

Our dentist Craig is brilliant with our children

Friendly Professional service Conveniently situated in town

They offer friendly and courteous service every time.

It's hygienic and can arrange bookings to your convenience.

Very good dentist friendly

Everyone is so friendly, welcoming and helpful- from those on reception to the dentist and nurses. The payment options are marvellous and allow my family and I to have the treatment we need. This is the best dental practice have ever used and Dr Hughes is simply fantastic. Thank you.

Dr craige Hughes and his nurse Cassey .craige is an exceptional dentist .Cassey is kind and caring .Mandy is also friendly I can now smile with confidence thankyou

All staff on reception and the dentist's are easy to talk to and very friendly, the whole atmosphere puts you at ease and never feels rushed. I use to hate the dentist, now I find it an almost enjoyable experience and don't feel nervous about going at all!

I feel all the staff really care about the practice's patients

Everyone is incredibly friendly. Appointment times are available if needed at short notice. I've been delighted with all dental procedures I've had.

Everyone is so friendly

Positive: It's close to home. Negative: I had a bad experience with a tooth infection so I was not too happy. Treatment is expensive.

Practice is warm and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble. Knowledge of staff about clients and appropriate treatments is second to none. WOW + 1

The approachability of all staff. The cheerful atmosphere. The fact that I feel able to discuss my treatment with the dentist in such a way as to help me understand what the options are and make my own informed decision.

Friendly and professional staff

The professionalism of the dentist and his assistant. Also They make me feel at ease.


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Newbury Dentist Patient Survey Result 2016

Q1. The information available to me (for example, in leaflets at reception) covers all that I need to know about using the practice’s services and looking after my dental care



Neither Agree nor disagree




Not Applicable



Q2. How convenient was the appointment time offered to you?

Extremely convenient


Very convenient


Moderately convenient


Slightly convenient


Not at all convenient



Q3. How would you rate the value for money of our services?



Above average




Below average



Q4. I have confidence in the knowledge and abilities of the dentists and others involved in providing my dental care

Fully Agree


Part agree


Neither agree nor disagree


Part disagree



Q5. I am always treated with dignity, gentleness and care by the dentist and others

Fully agree


Part agree



Q6. My opinion is always taken into account when my treatment options are being discussed and agreed

Fully Agree


Part Agree


Neither agree nor disagree



Q7. The dentist talked to me about ways that I can prevent gum or tooth problems





I can't remember



Q8. I would know how to make a complaint about my treatment today if I needed to

Yes, I am aware that the practice has a procedure for this




I’m not sure



Q9. The dentist explained treatment options and prices before offering treatment

Answer Choices –






I can’t remember



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Why did you have the treatment?
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