Why Are There Price Differences With Different Dental Practices?
Hi, I’m Dr Angus, the principal dentist here at Dove Dental Waurn Ponds in Geelong.
Are you shopping around for a new dentist? Are you curious why different dentists charge differently on what appears to be “the same” procedure?
I don’t blame you. Dental treatment prices can be quite confusing. That’s why I’ve made this video sharing with you certain factors that can impact treatment prices to help you understand why there might be differences at times.
So, what factors influence the quote you receive?
The materials used and the lab chosen for your procedure play a role. At Dove Dental, we use top-of-the-line materials for all our treatments and invest in cutting-edge technology to ensure the smoothest and most comfortable experience for you. This allows us to deliver the highest quality procedures with the assistance of our skilled technicians, resulting in safe, exceptional, and natural-looking results.
The price quoted is the time invested in the treatment. This includes treatment planning, the actual procedure, as well as aftercare support.
We put a lot of effort into planning every procedure we perform. For instance, we use 3D digital planning, also known as digital smile design, for cases like dental veneers, which takes time and money to set up.
We might also create a 2D mockup to show you the potential outcome. Although this adds to the cost, it’s worth it because you can request changes before committing to the treatment.
It’s important to note that not all dental practices use digital smile design or 3D digital planning for procedures such as implant surgery. This can mean that the quote you receive might be lower. However, at Dove Dental, we are meticulous with our work and believe these steps are essential to providing the best possible care to our patients.
The price is the clinician’s experience. Generally, more experienced clinicians will charge higher rates, while less experienced ones may charge less as they build their skills and reputation. However, this isn’t always a strict rule.
In summary, several factors can affect the cost of a procedure: the materials used, the lab and technician selected, the time and effort put into the overall procedure, the clinician’s experience, and the use of advanced technology.
I hope this video has shed some light on why different practices have varying prices for seemingly identical procedures.
If you’re looking for a new dental practice, we would love to look after you. At Dove Dental, we offer flexible payment plans and can assist our patients in obtaining an early release of their superannuation to fund their dental treatment.
The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.