Dental Boutique Fees
Dental Boutique Fees
Real Client. Real Result. Dentistry and photography by Dental Boutique.
This price list is a guide only. Cost is determined by the complexity of the problem, treatment time required, material used, number of surfaces or teeth involved and a whole range of other factors. For a personalised and accurate quote, we would love to help you book an appointment with a dentist on 1800 NO PAIN.
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Cosmetic Smile Consultation/ Discovery Session
Dental Fear Consultation
Teeth Polishing and Fluoride Therapy
$50.00 deposit is required to secure all future and ongoing appointments at Dental Boutique.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are Dental Cost so Expensive?
A dental surgery is essentially a mini operating theatre. The total cost of all overheads can account for 80% of the dental fees, after taking into account:
- High expense of dental training and continuing education for dental practitioners
- Expensive dental technology and equipments so patients receive the latest technology
- High cost of dental materials as they must be safe and long lasting to stay in our mouth
- Strict requirements for sterilisation protocols – time and equipments required for sterilisation
- Number of staff (nurses and other support staff) required
- Large volume of disposable items purchased as most products are used only once to eliminate cross infection
- The amount of time spent in each dental chair for any required treatment
Why Does Dental Cost Vary so Much?
Each practice sets its fees according to the cost of running a practice. Factors to take into consideration include:
- Skills and experience of the practitioner
- Treatment time in the dental chair and attention to detail
- Quality type of materials and products used
- Cost of premises, equipment and facilities
- Staff support system for high quality of care
- Any warranties provided for major dental services received
How do I Save on Dental Cost?
- Our mouth is a constantly degenerating environment. Delaying required dental treatment can lead to more devastating effects in the mouth and to our general health.This means that the overall cost of fixing the “problems” will be more expensive later on than sooner.
- Regular preventative care is an investment to you health, and can save you more in the long run.
- For example, dental decay is like having termites in your home. If you do regular checks and preventative care, the situation is in control. As the termite damages get larger, the more expensive it becomes to treat the condition and repair the damage. When the termite damage is so extensive that it affects the foundation of the house, then the cost becomes a replacement cost of building a brand new house.
Therefore, our advice is:
- Go to a practice that would take time to explain your condition and discuss all your available options
- Balance out the cost of action and inaction, and if your condition would worsen with time and what cost would be involved then to fix it
- Have a written quote of your desired option before starting treatment. This would give you the certainty of cost and avoids any unwelcome surprises
- Discuss with your dentist or the Patient Consultant how you could spread the cost of treatment over time to suit your financial needs without compromising your health
- Go to a practice that is willing to work with you to offer a payment plan solution if required personalised to you
Is Cheaper Better?
The right decision at the right time can save you a fortune. The cheapest option today can often cost you more in the long run.
For example, if you suffer from a toothache, a tooth extraction is almost always the cheapest solution. But having a missing tooth can often lead to more problems in the future, such as bone loss and migration of other teeth into the missing tooth space, difficulty eating etc. When that happens, you may want to replace the missing tooth with an implant, provided you still have sufficient bone for implant therapy. This situation could have been avoided if the tooth was saved through root canal therapy for a fraction of the cost.
It is important to know all your available options upfront, with all of the pros and cons, and its associated cost – not just short term but long term cost. This enables you to make the right choice for yourself.
Is Cheaper Better in Cosmetic Dentistry?
In the case of cosmetic dentistry, you do get what you pay for. Outstanding cosmetic work involves talent, artistry and experience of the cosmetic dentist, dental ceramist and the team. Thus, the cost will vary from clinic to clinic.
The investment for cosmetic dental work varies from case to case. As more teeth are involved, the complexity of the case increases as well as the lab fees. Fees are based on care, skill and judgement of the dentist and most of the time the fees will be higher in a clinic that emphasises on quality, with more attention to detail and experience.
Usually when it comes to smiles, cheaper is not better. Make sure you do your homework. Our three tips would be:
- Find a cosmetic dentist you are comfortable with.
- Always ask for before and after pictures.
- Make sure your dentist does a thorough smile design and evaluation of aesthetics to ensure cosmetic dental treatment and the treatment type is right for you. Generally, the aesthetic evaluation and interview can take up to two hours.
Many of our clients visit Dental Boutique to fix and remove unhealthy and unaesthetic cosmetic work completed at other dental practices, most of which could have been prevented if done well in the first place. The dentist and the patient need to be on the same page with regards to what a beautiful smile is. In addition, the dentist needs to be able to articulate to the patient what is to be expected and what is realistic for the individual patient.
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Balwyn (Deepdene), VIC 3103