Commercial Lab Fees

Commercial lab fees

There are many dental services that need “commercial laboratory procedures”. This includes crowns, bridges, dentures, orthodontic appliances, and repairs. The fees charged for commercial laboratory services are extra costs (in addition to the dentist’s fee) which are passed on to the dentist by the lab. Commercial laboratories provide these services, not your dentist. The laboratory charges passed on to you by the dentist will be the exact amount that the laboratory has charged your dentist to provide the service.

Lab fee estimates

Your dentist can provide you with an estimate of lab fees associated with your planned treatment. In addition, for complex treatment plans, he or she will submit a pre-determination to your insurance plan for both professional and laboratory charges. This pre-determination will help you understand what your costs will be and explain how your benefits are calculated.

Lab fees and claims

When completing your claim, your dentist will list their fees as professional fees. The laboratory charges will be the exact fee associated with the professional service, as charged by the commercial laboratory. The amount of lab costs that are covered is determined by your dental plan.


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2995 Kingston Rd, Scarborough,
ON M1M 1P1, Canada