Uncovering The Costs of Dental Care

Resources Dental Costs, Dental Care, Financial Support

I think it’s about time we had that talk… No, not that one – I want to talk about MONEY!

It’s Dr. Webster here to chat about navigating the financial side of dental care. I know better than anyone that the costs associated with dental care often leave many patients feeling in the dark. With many questions, misconceptions, and variations in costs, I know plenty of my patients need clear and concise information.

In this blog, I want to clarify some common dental cost myths, discuss why price variances exist, and explore what types of financial support are available for people seeking to amp up their oral health regimen!

How Much is Basic Dental Care?

General dentistry includes routine check-ups, professional cleanings, and standard X-rays—services designed to maintain oral health and prevent complications. On average, the cost of a dental check-up can vary depending on your location and the specific services included, as well as if you have professional teeth cleaning. Typically, you might expect to pay between $200 to $400 for an exam and cleaning, leaning toward the higher range if X-rays are required.

While these costs might seem like a large upfront investment, regular dental care is crucial for preventive care and avoiding potentially costly procedures in the future due to unchecked dental issues like cavities. Many benefit plans in B.C. cover these services in totality or partially, depending on the nature of the plan and the frequency of visits. You’ll need to look into your insurance provider to learn more about your personal coverage, which is always a good idea to do before your appointment.

Uncovering the Costs of Intensive Treatments

Costs can vary widely for more in-depth dental treatments such as a full-mouth reconstruction, dental implants, or orthodontics. These procedures are highly personalized, and the costs can fluctuate based on the case’s complexity, the materials used, and the required follow-up care.

For instance, a single dental implant can cost anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000. It’s important to remember that each patient’s situation is unique and can impact the final cost of intensive treatment, including implants, wisdom teeth extraction, or endodontics. For example, some patients require gum or bone grafts, while others may require a bridge. That’s why we are committed to individualized care for each of our patients.

Financial Support for Dental Care

Dental care is vital to overall health, and thankfully, various financing options have been developed to help patients manage their costs. We are thrilled to offer in-house financing plans via our partnership with PaySpyre, which gives patients flexibility regarding the cost of their treatments.

Finding a Plan That’s Right for You

I know the rep dentists have, but I believe financial health is as important as your physical health. That’s why we work closely with each patient to customize treatment plans that cater to both aspects. During a consultation, we discuss all viable options and help you find a plan that balances cost with effective treatment, ensuring that you can achieve and maintain optimal oral health without financial strain.

Ready to take the next step for your dental health? Book a consultation with us today. Let’s design a treatment plan that fits your health needs and budget.

Catch you next time!

Dr. Michael Webster

Kelowna Dental Centre Owner
General Dentist
Dental Implants Dentist
Smile Makeover Dentist