Why Are There Price Differences Between Dental Practices

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As you are shopping around looking for the right dentist for you and your family, you might come across different prices from different dentists for the same procedure. We understand that this can be confusing… Why would the “same” treatment cost so differently? So I thought I’ll make a short video sharing with you why the price can be different.

I think the first reason, and probably the most important, is to do with the skill set and experience of the dentist performing the procedure. When a dentist has invested time and effort and money in training to become proficient in a particular procedure or area of dentistry, naturally, they would be charging a little bit more than someone who is just learning in that particular field.

Just like a Master Builder would charge more than an apprentice builder. With time comes experience, and with experience means less mistakes. This gives you the peace of mind that your procedure will be done right as effectively and efficiently as possible, saving you time and money.

The second reason for why there’s a price difference is to do with the type and the quality of the material. There are obviously materials that are inferior. There are materials that are superior. And often the materials that are of a better quality that lasts longer, they tend to be a little bit more expensive. But it also means they will fit better, more durable, especially with wear and tear in your mouth when you chew, not to mention it will be safer. This also means saving you time and money so there is less chance of it breaking and you need to have it fixed.

And the third reason is the amount of time invested in you during the consultation, performing the procedure, as well as the after-care follow up. From our experience, dentists that dedicate the time or set aside sufficient time to be able to do a procedure, often do the procedure well, they do it with care, and they do it right the first time. Practices who charge less will tend to cramp more patients in for the same amount of time. As a result, you can end up feeling just like a number, being rushed in and out.

Here at My Dentist, we make sure we invest a good amount of time for every single one of our patients to make sure we answer ALL the questions they have, we will stop or slow down if they feel uncomfortable, and we will follow up with you after the procedure to make sure you are recovering properly.

So I hope I have given you a better understanding why prices can differ between different practices. If you are looking for a new dental home, we would love to look after you here at My Dentist. Simply complete the enquiry form on our website, give us a call, or direct message us on social media, and we will be in touch to organise your consultation.

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