We're not trying to justify the current state of affairs in dental pricing but...

This page gives you an idea of what a dentist pays a dental lab for making a crown (materials, labor). As you can see, as compared to what the patient pays, this expense isn't all that great of a factor. The difference between a base metal crown like you suggest vs. the most expensive type of porcelain crown is on the order of $100 or so.

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