Why Are There Price Differences with Different Dental Practices?
Hi, I’m Dr Rita Trak, the principal dentist and founder of Dental & Skin Clinic here in East Bentleigh in Melbourne.
Yesterday during a smile consultation with our new client, Sarah, who came all the way from Doncaster, asked me, “Hey Rita, I’m curious… I have been getting a few quotes for my smile makeover with a few different dentists in Melbourne, and the quotes I got are quite different. It seems like the same procedure, so why are the prices so different?”
This is such a common question. And the truth is you’re not getting the same product. In this video, I’ll share with you why there are price differences between different dental clinics.
Most of what I do is cosmetic dentistry, and we do a lot of veneers. And there is definitely a difference in quality when it comes to veneers. You can have ones that are made in bulk, which are made by a machine. You can get ones that are handmade by a person. You can get veneers that are outsourced overseas, for example, in China, and you can have ones made locally in Melbourne. And the person who does the veneers can be an apprentice with not a lot of experience, or you can have what we call a master ceramist, which is someone who’s really mastered the craftsmanship of veneers.
Here at Dental & Skin Clinic, our veneers are handmade by a master ceramist locally here in Melbourne. And because of the quality and the labour and the craftsmanship that goes behind every smile makeover, it is truly spectacular.
And in terms of our price point, we are somewhere in the middle. We’re not the cheapest because that means you’re compromising on the quality. We’re not the most expensive because you’re not paying for a brand. And we believe we’re the best value for money to create your natural smile makeover.
I hope this video gave you a sense of why different practices charge differently for the same procedure. If you’re looking to get a smile makeover that is natural and stunning, we’d love to take care of you. You can find our beautiful clinic in East Bentleigh.
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