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Discussion in 'Metal' started by amadent, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. amadent

    amadent http://amadent.net/Home.p

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    we just fabricated a metal framework (2 splints)

    20 and 21 splinted and 28 and 29 splinted

    20 and 29 have Distal Occusal rests seat

    21and 28 have Mesial Occusal rest seat

    both slints also have lingaul, mesial and distal giude planes to accomidate a partial to be made

    Frames are going to Dr. for a metal tryin- how would you fee this case?
  2. dmonwaxa

    dmonwaxa Moderator

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    4 surveyed crowns; some folks charge by the surface, ie. rests, lingual guide plane distal guide plane etc. Plus your alloy charge and crown fee.
  3. amadent

    amadent http://amadent.net/Home.p

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    thanks
    what is average price per surface? $10 , $ 20 IDK
  4. dmonwaxa

    dmonwaxa Moderator

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    Your frame lab probably charges by components; rests clasps etc. Check with them to get an idea, you're in the ballpark though. Think of it this way, when a doc does a filling its based on the surfaces MO, DO MOD ,,,,etc.
  5. v2thmaster

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    175x4 splinted crowns, design for future partial 45x4, plus metal.
  6. dmonwaxa

    dmonwaxa Moderator

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    45X4 sounds cool 50x4 even better ...round numbers easier to work with.
  7. JohnWilson

    JohnWilson Moderator Staff Member

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    It depends on if your doing a true survey crown where you are using a milling machine or at the very least a surveyor. If we do a design for a combo case we charge out as follows

    $155 + alloy X 4 for base survey crown
    Milled Surface at $60 a surface depending on what we are doing

    Inter-conects and simple rest seats as well as guide-planes all are a surface.

    Doing an all inclusive fee for a survey crown is cutting your own throat. When your client sees the vast differences in multiple designs he may understand others will just think you are nickel and dimeing them. A true milled survey crown is much more labor intensive than a hand waxed "Eye balled" unit and you must be compensated for it.
  8. Randy Hill PhD

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    I like the way you think John.

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