DENTAL TREATMENT COSTS with High Standard of CareMelbourne, Australia
At Centre for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry we understand that dental costs are an important part of patients own research. However an accurate quotation for dental treatment fees that is individual to your needs, may only be provided following an evaluation by one of our experienced cosmetic dentists. Whether it’s cosmetic dentistry costs, sleep dentistry prices, dental implants costs, all on 4 costs or any other treatment fees, these will typically be provided at your initial appointment based on your individual circumstances and budget. Please also visit our dedicated site dentalprices.com.au for further information. Please be advised that all fees are provided as a guide only and may change without notice.
YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT :
In the first instance one of our cosmetic dentists will examine your mouth to determine your general health, condition of your teeth, as well as your needs and desires. We may also need to take some x-rays. Where dental implants are being considered, you may need a 3-Dimentional x-ray, which we can do on the spot, to ascertain your suitability.
If your initial appointment is with Dr Fibishenko, whose practice is exclusive to dental implants and reconstructive dento-alveolar surgery, then depending on the condition of your mouth and your desires you may also need to see one of our cosmetic dentists for a full examination before we can determine your options and provide you with a written treatment plan and quote. If your dentist or specialist referred you to Dr Fibishenko, you will need to bring the referral.
Initial consultation Fee - $95 (Partly covered by health fund)
Fee for 3-D Cone Beam CT X-ray - $250 (Partly rebated through Medicare)
Written Treatment Plan and Quote - Included
ETHICAL COMPETITIVE PRICING POLICY:
In dentistry there are no set prices. Dental fees are often determined by individual practices based predominantly on their overheads, experience, laboratory charges, and material costs, among other things. In many cases the selection of cheaper components and laboratories may often lead to a lesser quality of work, which may in turn reflect not only on the end result, but also on the longevity and overall health of your teeth and gums. This is why, especially when it’s to do with your appearance and wellbeing, it makes no sense to base your decision purely on price when undertaking surgical or cosmetic dental procedures. Nevertheless, despite our reputation as a high-end clinic, we still always strive to remain highly competitive on price for our high standards, but we are more so determined to offer something far more significant, …value!
As an all-integrated surgical and dental facility in Melbourne’s east, we are well positioned to offer our patients more affordable pricing for general and cosmetic dentistry, sleep dentistry, dental implants, and all-on-4, and the lower costs are made possible through:
- Lower overheads compared to inner-city rentals
- A highly experienced team treating many hundreds of implant and complex cosmetic dentistry cases each year
- The processes and techniques that were developed at our clinic
- Our streamlined processes in an all-encompassing facility
- Our own integrated operating theatres
- Our own CBCT x-ray and anaesthetic facilities
- Our own on-site premium laboratory
- Our large volume of cases leading to a higher negotiating power for the costs of materials, components and hardware.
WORKING WITHIN YOUR BUDGET:
During your initial consultation your cosmetic dentist will discuss your treatment needs and desires. We will then determine the best treatment plan and timeframe to fit within your budget. You are under no obligation to begin treatment at or during the consultation. On completion of the necessary diagnostic steps and establishing your treatment plan, a fully itemised proposal is issued to you along with finance and payment options. We also give you a guide on how and what you can claim back through your health fund, Medicare, and Tax.
PROVIDING A SECOND OPINION:
We are conscious that the types of treatments that we offer may not be available everywhere, and that certain practitioners may not always be aware of range of modern possibilities. We are often asked to provide a second opinion, which in certain cases may end up in a solution that is not only less costly, but one with improved aesthetics, comfort and longevity. Within the initial consultation fee we offer an evaluation and comparison service for any quote or other opinions, be they local or from overseas, to ensure that you are comparing apples with apples.
PATIENTS FROM ABROAD & DENTAL TOURISM:
The Centre For Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry has earned a reputation both nationally and internationally for providing high quality care and service for cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers and dental implants that is cost-effective. We treat many patients who travel from overseas seeking quality cosmetic and implant dentistry at a competitive and favourable cost:benefit ratio. In keeping with our principle that long term dental health is achieved through meticulous treatment planning, refined techniques and appropriate maintenance, we may often choose quality components that are in common use in the patient’s country of origin so as to facilitate their long term dental maintenance on their return home.
The clinic is located within close proximity to hotels and apartments for overseas patients seeking treatment at our clinic. Patients are allocated a treatment co-ordinator who will make all the necessary arrangements and co-ordinate appointments for diagnosis, treatment planning, timeframes and dental costing to ensure patients enjoy a high level of service and stress-free recovery.
ALTERNATIVES OPTIONS & COSTS FOR VARIOUS CONDITIONS:
Below are some common dental problems and available treatment. It is intended to help you compare some of the different alternatives and determine, subject to further advise from one of our cosmetic dentists, the treatment that might be the most suited to your needs, budget and long term expectations.
A. Options and Dental Costs for treatment of Gum Disease or Periodontitis
Periodontitis, also known as Gum Disease, is a condition that affects the gums and bones that support the teeth. The condition is characterised by inflamation of the gums, which results in bone loss and progressive loosening of the teeth. In its advanced form it is the most common cause of tooth loss.
Treatment for Periodontitis:
Periodontitis can often be controlled with regular ROOT PLANNING, and in certain cases gum surgery may be required to stabilise the situation, but it is not possible to reverse it.
Where the condition is more advanced it may lead to progressive loss of the bone that supports the teeth, tooth mobility, splaying or drifting teeth, a displeasing appearance of the teeth and gums and tooth loss. The condition may cause ingress of bacteria into the bloodstream (bacteraemia), which may affect your general health and which has been linked to certain heart conditions. It may also cause local infections in the bone that may result in its further destruction and may indeed limit future treatment options, including dental implants, or it may complicate future management if not addressed early.
In cases where the long term prognosis is no longer favourable, or where numerous teeth are involved, there are often significant advantages in the EARLY PLANNING of alternative treatment, such as extractions and replacement with dental implants, in order to minimise the negative effects of ‘bone loss’ due to infection or gum inflammation on the extent any future treatment, and it’s prospects of success.
Treatment alternatives include:
Option 1. Root Planning (with or without gum surgery)
Initial Dental Costs: $650 to $2,600 Approx.
Yearly Maintenance: $500 to $2,000 Approx.
Main Advantages: Control of the periodontal disease and delayed tooth loss
Main Disadvantages: The effects of possible continued bone loss or ‘gum shrinkage’ on speech, function, and appearance; postoperative sensitivity of the teeth
Option 2. Extraction of a single tooth and replacement with a dental implant, or other options. Visit our dedicated site for the approximate dental implants costs of replacing single and multiple missing teeth.
or, where a full arch or numerous teeth are affected,
Option 3. Extraction of all teeth and treatment with All On 4 Dental Implants treatment. Visit our dedicated site for the approximate dental implants costs of immediate teeth replacement with All On 4.
B. Options and Dental Costs for treatment of Structurally Compromised Teeth & Pulpal Pathology (Root Canal Treatment)
Teeth that are structurally compromised, heavily filled teeth, teeth indicated for root canal therapy or those having undergone Root Canal Therapy in the past, often require protection or restoration in order to avoid possible complications such as fracture or loss of the tooth.
Treatment of Compromised Teeth:
The most common form of restorations to protect the tooth are full-coverage crowns. Onlays or partial crowns (Metal or Ceramic) can provide sufficient functional protection in selected or lesser compromised cases. However for crowns to be succesful, there needs to be a certain amount of tooth structure remaining support the crown. If there is not sufficient amount of tooth left, then the prognosis is often poor and the only option is often to remove the tooth and consider its replacement.
In certain other cases where the long term prognosis of conservative treatment is not favourable, such as teeth with curved and irregular root morphology, failed previously root-treated teeth, concurrent gum diseaseor signes of ‘para-function’ such as extensive tooth wear, there are also significant advantages in the EARLY CONSIDERATION of alternative treatment such as extractions and replacement with implants, in order to minimise the negative effects on the possibilities, complexity and success of any future treatment as a result of possible re-infection that can spread deeper to the jawbone.
Treatment Alternatives include:
Option 1. Root Canal Therapy and Provision of a Post and Core (to be followed by Crown)
Initial Dental Costs: $800 to $2,500 per tooth
Life expectancy: 10 to 12 years
Main Advantages: removing the source of infection or inflammation and providing a solid base for a crown
Main Disadvantages: discoloration of the tooth and/or gum;
Option 2. Metal re-inforced Porcelain (PFM) or Zirconia Crowns
Initial Dental Costs: $2,000 per crown
Maintenance: $400 Approx. over the life of the crowns
Life expectancy: 10 to 12 years
Main Advantages: restoration of function and/or appearance and protection of the underlying tooth
Main Disadvantages: Further material reduction of tooth structure;
Option 3. Extraction of single teeth and replacement with a dental implant, or other options. Visit our dedicated site for the approximate dental implants costs of replacing single and multiple missing teeth.
or, where a full arch or numerous teeth are affected,
Option 4. Extraction of all teeth and treatment with All On 4 Dental Implants treatment. Visit our dedicated site for the approximate dental implants costs of immediate teeth replacement with All On 4.
C. Missing One or More Teeth?
The loss of a single tooth may trigger adverse changes in your dentition ultimately affecting your dental health, ability to chew comfortably your personal appearance.
Your teeth support and rely on each other. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can shift out of their normal position. Teeth adjacent to the space or from the opposite jaw will often drift or tilt. These teeth are often more susceptible to decay and gum disease and they are more difficult to clean properly. All of this shifting, drifting and wear will lead to changes in the bite and potentially, further tooth loss. The remaining dentition, with fewer teeth, is more susceptible to excessive functional stresses and tooth wear. Furthermore, the jawbone tends to atrophy or, 'shrink', as a result of tooth loss. Ultimately, your ability to chew comfortably and your appearance may be affected.
Visit our dedicated site for dental implants costs and comparison.
D. Problems with Dentures?
A number of types of dentures are available and in some cases adjustments, relining, or remaking of the denture/s can help overcome discomfort.
‘Immediate Dentures’ are dentures that are fitted immediately after teeth extraction. Whilst having the benefit of an immediate replacement of extracted teeth, they may require more persevering and multiple adjustments or a remake due to an increased rate of bone atrophy in the first 6-9 months following extraction.
Dentures with a metal base are often thinner than acrylic dentures and often are better tolerated. Acrylic dentures can have acrylic teeth or stock porcelain teeth. Whilst porcelain teeth have lower wear and age well, they often cause increased bone atrophy and are therefore generally not recommended unless supported by dental implants.
Dental Implants can be fitted with special attachments to provide support and stability to dentures. Alternatively dental implants can also be fitted with numerous types of permanently fixed (non-removable) prosthetic teeth.
The fees for treatment alternatives involving dental implants are covered in the videos below:
DENTAL IMPLANTS PRICES
COST OF ALL ON 4 DENTAL IMPLANTS
Please visit our dedicated site for more information about dental implants costs and comparison.