Custom Shade or Custom Staining? If they come to our lab (we have a dental chair in our waiting room) then we charge $25/patient to snap some photos. As for going out to custom staining in the Docs office, we do offer this service, cost is $100. However, if it's a big case or multiple crowns, then a PITA charge is applied of $250. Hope that helps.
Yeah that's so cheap. I guess it's different for everyone. With some things I feel like if it's so cheap then the doc might feel like they're asking for a favor when they ask for it. And asking for favors is harder than just paying for something sometimes.