Fees and Payment Options
At Dentista Dental Centre we believe in providing you with a solution that suits where you are at in life!
We like to offer a wholistic approach to treatment, identifying and addressing the causes of your problems so we can minimise any further breakdown, and expense to you.
You are involved in the planning process, and we will tell you the estimated fees for any planned treatment before we commence. We will work within your budget. You will always have a choice as to what treatment you receive.
We can do a whole mouth approach, or just the tooth you're having a current problem with! If you are interested in rejuvenating your smile, eating comfortably again, or are mainly interested in pain relief, we will meet you where you are at! We are more than happy to give you an overview and progress through your treatment at a pace you are comfortable with.
At Dentista we are always striving for high quality, and use robust methods and materials. It is important to be aware that not all dental treatment is the same. We take pride in our work! And importantly we want it to LAST! We have even taken a special interest to study the material science of adhesives to deliver you the best filling possible! Yes there can be huge variation from one filling to the next! (who'd have thought!) We use the best technology for a 'scale and clean' with our Airflow for your maximum comfort, and we use local high quality laboratories in Perth and Melbourne to fabricate all our crowns, veneers, mouth guards and splints.
We regularly review our fees and ensure we provide competitive pricing.
We accept credit card, bank transfer, cash and we have third party finance options available. We can also assist you with applying for compassionate early release of superannuation to fund your dental treatment.
We are pleased to be offering the National Dental Plan for financing through humm for your treatment.
Full payment is required at the time of service.
Treatment that requires a laboratory item (crowns, veneers, implants etc) will require payment of 50% at the initial appointment, and payment in full at the time of finalisation of the treatment.
We accept all health funds, and have a HICAPS machine on site. The HICAPS machine allows us to claim your private health insurance at the time of your treatment, so you only have to pay the gap, or 'out of pocket' amount. To claim with the HICAPS machine, we require your actual health insurance card (not just the member number). Some health funds allow you to claim with the HICAPS machine via an app on your phone. If you do not have your card with you on the day of treatment (or it is an outdated card), you will need to pay in full and then you can claim your health insurance back using the information on your receipt.
The HICAPS machine also allows us to quote you for any planned treatment with your health insurance card. Private health insurance companies have an annual limit which they will pay toward your treatment per year. What cover you receive for your dental treatment depends on your insurer, and your level of cover, and any other treatment you have already claimed in the same category of treatment for that year. There is a huge variation between what different insurers cover for 'ancillary' (i.e. non-hospital) cover. Some insurers cover a lot for dental treatment, and others cover very little, or don't cover the full range of dental services (such as teeth bleaching and some items for fillings etc).
We are a Member Plus partner for HBF (this was previously known as Preferred Provider)
How much does a check up and clean cost?
A check up and clean using the state of the art Airflow Master
011 New patient exam $65
114 Removal of Calculus $120
If required: 022 R-rays $40, Fluoride $30
How much does a filling cost?
The way a filling is billed is with item codes as set out by the Australian Dental Association. It depends on the type of filling (white or silver), the tooth (front or back tooth), and how many surfaces the filling covers. There are a lot of combinations!
A white filling in a front tooth (item code 521) starts from $155
A white filling in a back tooth tooth (item code 531) starts from $165
Average prices for complex treatment
Our policy is to not provide any treatment plan or quote without having an in person consultation. Comparing prices, or even comparing prices based on item codes you have received from another practitioner can be very misleading. The reason for this is that often multiple codes are required for a particular treatment.
Cost of Dental Crowns
the code for a dental crown is 613, 615 or 618. Very often, the tooth also requires a core filling to support the crown, which is a code 627. Sometimes, an existing crown needs to be removed before your new crown can go on, the code for this is 655. We also require a radiograph of the tooth prior to undertaking crown treatment 022 $40. In total, your tooth which requires a crown, actually involves 4 different codes. The cost of the 613 (crown) is $1500. The cost of the 627 (core filling) is $230. The cost of a gold tooth is $1500 PLUS the fee for the gold, which is usually around an additional $300. Be weary if you receive a quote over the phone with no in person consultation.
Cost of Dental Implants Perth
If you'd like to see the average cost of an implant, click here.
Cost of Extractions
The cost of a simple extraction code 311 is $180
The cost of a surgical extraction code 324 is $400
X-ray 022 $40
A straight forward, simple extraction requires no cutting of the tooth or the bone to get it out. Sometimes teeth need a little more coaxing to come out, in which case we may need to drill the tooth and or the bone holding it tight. This is known as a surgical extraction. When both are required the fee is $400, if only on or the other is required the fee is less. Teeth more likely to require surgical removal are those that are very rotten/broen down, those that have big roots, and those that stuck (like wisdom teeth).
Cost of Zoom Teeth Whitening
We love Zoom! teeth whitening. Your complete kit of take home trays and in chair whitening costs $650. If you are considering having your teeth whitened, choose Zoom!