Dental Boutique Fees

Dental Boutique Fees

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At Dental Boutique, our fees are set in a way that would ensure our clients receive outstanding value of money from our service. Click here to check the average fee for dental services in Victoria/Australia, and you will find that our fees are reasonably priced within the average cost of general dental services in Melbourne.

To keep cost low without compromising on quality of care, we dedicate our time only to clients who would benefit from our care.

If you are unsure if you would benefit from our service, we offer a FREE Discovery Call with our Patient Consultant to see if and how we can help you.

This call would only take a few minutes, enabling you to:

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Get clarity about your specific dental problem.

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Discuss concerns you may have that is holding you back.

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Find out if and how we can help you.

  • If we can’t help you, we advise you on what you need and point you in the right direction.
  • If we feel that we can help, we would discuss options and what your next steps so you can make an informed decision.

Dental Cost

Dentistry has evolved from the past where when you have a cavity, the only solution was to pull off the tooth. Then came fillings, from metal to gold, then came tooth coloured filling materials. Later, porcelain material was introduced as a superior alternative to fillings in certain cases. There are also different pain control, teeth replacement and teeth straightening options that came about as technology improved.

Due to this, cost of dentistry is more complex than ever. 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. 

It is difficult to quote for a specific item number over the phone, as it is not a true representative of what you need, except for the following items:

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Service and Description

ADA Item Numbers

Cost

Comprehensive Checkup

Includes oral cancer check, photography to document the state of the teeth and gums, detailed explanation of findings, and creation of a personalised blueprint and a plan to maintain or improve your oral health and function.

011

$65

Dental Fear Consultation

Includes everything from the comprehensive checkup, plus discussion of a personalised care plan to overcome your dental anxiety, including assessment for sleep dentistry if required.

015

$65

Dental Scaling

Involves the removal of built up calculus/ tartar.

114

115

$125

Teeth Polishing and Fluoride Therapy

Includes plaque and stain removal whilst reducing sensitivity and prevention of decay.

111

121

$39

Tooth Coloured Fillings

Depending on the number of surfaces, tooth size and location of filling and complexity of treatment prices may vary.

531 – 535

577

411

$185 – $350

Intraoral X-rays

022

$49

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Service and Description ADA Item Numbers Cost
Cosmetic Smile Assessment/ Discovery Session

Includes a comprehensive discussion of smile makeover options.

013 Free preliminary consult
Real Life Smile Trial Session

Includes the Digital Smile Design above (valued at $85) and allows you to trial your new smile in real time and real life; no photoshop or editing involved.

014

072

073

071 X 2

074 X 4

$250
Invisalign Discovery Session & Orthodontic Discovery Session

Includes checking the suitability of teeth straightening treatment options and previewing the end result even before starting – showing you how your teeth will move during treatment on the spot.

013 Free preliminary consult
All On 4 (complete teeth replacement) Discovery Session

Involves checking the suitability of treatment and comprehensive discussion of treatment options tailored to suit your needs and achieve desires.

013 Free preliminary consult

INVISALIGN

i7 Lite Full Complex
Pay in full fee $1.9k $3.9k $5.9k $7.4k
Payment plan fee per week $49 $56 $63 $77
Payment plan term* 1 year 1.5 years 2 years 2 years
Additional person discount

(discount per person)

-$100 -$150 -$250 -$300
Smile design and diagnostic workup Included Included Included Included
Orthodontic records and analysis Included Included Included Included
Teeth Whitening Included Included Included Included
Retainers** Included Included Included Included

Half Time Invisalign Program

Half Time Invisalign program incorporates two very specialised technologies into your Invisalign treatment to:

  • Monitor your progress in real time anywhere, anytime and wherever you are.
  • Accelerate the physiologic movement of your teeth as the Invisalign aligners guide your teeth to the right position.

The combination of these 2 technologies will result in:

    • Shortening your treatment time by up to 50%.
    • Aligners getting changed according to your biological response, not the traditional method of fixed changed interval pre-determined by your clinician.
    • Better communication with the clinician in charge of your treatment.
    • Fewer appointments which involves less time wasting traveling to the clinic and minimises time off work.
i7 Lite Full Complex
Pay in full fee $2.9k $4.9k $6.9k $8.4k
Payment plan fee per week $68 $69 $73 $87
Payment plan term* 1 year 1.5 years 2 years 2 years
Additional person discount

(discount per person)

-$100 -$150 -$250 -$300
Smile design and diagnostic work up Included Included Included Included
Orthodontic records and analysis Included Included Included Included
Teeth Whitening Included Included Included Included
Retainers** Included Included Included Included

*Payment plan term is not an indication of the length of the Invisalign treatment. Your treatment could be completed before or after your payment plan term ends. Treatment time varies case by case and should be discussed with your clinician.
** Includes a set of clear orthodontic retainer. Does not include the upgrade to Vivera retainers (3 set of aligners manufactured by Align Tech).

Invisalign and other orthodontic treatment is a lifelong investment. At Dental Boutique, we believe that everyone deserves to own a smile they love. Therefore, we offer INTEREST FREE financing options, making your smile affordable!

Interest free financing options are available from $49 a week before any deductions you may get from other health and tax benefits. By paying your treatment in small weekly amounts, you could start witnessing how your smile transforms over time, without metal braces!

You are just one step away from achieving your dream smile! At Dental Boutique, we offer a no obligation, FREE Invisalign Assessment.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, or to book a FREE Invisalign assessment, contact us today.

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 or veneer therapy, 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 porcelain veneers 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 emphasizes 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. Find a cosmetic dentist you are comfortable with. Always ask for before and after pictures. Make sure your dentist does a thorough work-up and evaluation of aesthetics to ensure veneer treatment 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 veneers, 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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