Last week I had to go to the dentist: I told him we had up to £500 cover for this year, and he explained that I would need that and more - just for a filling, checkup and polish. I am so glad my husband insisted on taking out a dental plan to cover us for this. After all, bad teeth really let you down in public. Unless you are unemployed the bill is always going to be steep, so any kind of medical plan will make a difference to the proportion you have to pay for.
When I ran a work from home business I visited the closest dentist but now I have found an excellent dentist near my work. He made a video of my teeth, showing detail of every single filling - not for the fainthearted.