Supernumerary teeth refers to a common dental condition wherein extra teeth grow inside the mouth. Also called hyperdontia, these extra teeth can grow anywhere in the curved areas (dental arches) where teeth attach to the jaw line. The prevalence of this dental condition is twice as common in adult males than in adult females. In fact, the majority of cases of supernumerary teeth appear as a single tooth, but sometimes multiple teeth are present, appearing separately or in clusters. The exact factors that cause this dental condition are not fully known. However, researchers say that a combination of several hereditary factors and birth defects can contribute to this condition. Billing and coding for this specific dental condition can be challenging. Reliable dental billing services provided by AAPC-certified coding specialists can help in accurate and timely billing and claims submission.
Symptoms of Supernumerary Teeth
As mentioned above, supernumerary teeth can appear anywhere in the mouth and are mostly found among the permanent teeth. However, they also occur among baby teeth, but tend to be harder to identify, as they often erupt normally, are shaped like other teeth, and are in correct alignment. This dental condition is classified by way of shape and by way of location. The sudden growth of extra teeth directly behind or close to the usual primary or permanent teeth is one of the primary symptoms of this dental disorder. The extra teeth can appear in anyone but are more often associated with people who have Gardner’s syndrome (a rare genetic disorder), Down syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Cleidocranial dysplasia, Fabry disease and those born with a cleft lip and palate.
Generally, the condition isn’t painful. However, in certain cases, it can put extra pressure on the jaw and gum lines, making them swollen and painful. If not treated properly, a variety of dental problems may develop, such as – tooth impaction, crowding, displacement, and misalignment of normal permanent teeth, premature closure of spaces in between the teeth, formation of oral cysts or tumors, eruption of teeth into the nasal cavity and issues with proper chewing. Overcrowding caused by this condition can make permanent teeth look crooked.
Diagnosing and Treating Supernumerary Teeth
Diagnosis of this dental disorder is quite easy if the extra teeth have already grown. However, if they have not grown in fully, diagnosing can be quite difficult. In such cases, imaging tests such as – dental X-rays and CT scans may be performed for a more detailed analysis of the mouth, jaw, and teeth. Certain cases of hyperdontia do not require any specific treatment, while other cases involve removing the extra teeth. For instance, if the extra teeth is affecting a person’s dental hygiene or causing other problems such as – chewing problems, pain or discomfort while brushing /flossing teeth, or delaying the eruption of permanent teeth, it is better to remove them.
Treatment for this dental disorder depends on the type and position of the supernumerary teeth and how it affects the adjacent teeth. If the extra teeth cause only mild discomfort, the dentist may recommend non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) for pain. Other treatment modalities include – removal of the teeth when possible (performed under local or general anesthesia). In certain other cases, supernumerary teeth may need to be cut and then removed in pieces. Endodontic treatment (also known as a root canal) may also be done to treat the tooth pulp as well as surrounding tissues.
ICD-10 Codes for Supernumerary Teeth
The treatment modalities and other screening tests performed by dentists, orthodontists, and other dental specialists must be carefully documented using the correct medical codes. Billing and coding services provided by an established medical billing and coding company can help physicians use the correct codes for their billing purposes. ICD-10 codes for supernumerary teeth include –
K00 Disorders of tooth development and eruption
K00.1 Supernumerary teeth
K00.2 Abnormalities of size and form of teeth
K00.3 Mottled teeth
K00.4 Disturbances in tooth formation
K00.5 Hereditary disturbances in tooth structure, not elsewhere classified
K00.6 Disturbances in tooth eruption
K00.7 Teething syndrome
K00.8 Other disorders of tooth development
K00.9 Disorder of tooth development, unspecified
As mentioned above, most cases of supernumerary teeth do not require any specific treatment. In other cases, patients need to remove some or all of their extra teeth to avoid further problems. It is not necessary to remove natal teeth unless the supernumerary teeth are loose and present a risk for aspiration due to passage into the lung.
Medicaid programs are predominantly aimed at covering dental services for children and youth under the age of 21. There are certain states that give adult dental benefits. However, there is no health coverage for orthodontic treatments that are rendered for cosmetic reasons. Medicaid provides coverage benefits only for orthodontic procedures that are a medical necessity. Poor oral health is a cause of concern in the United States and it particularly impacts people with low incomes. Taking this into consideration, Medicaid provides dental services such as check-ups, cleanings, fillings, and extractions. For example, Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment benefit (EPSDT) is Medicaid’s comprehensive child health program.
Medical necessity is an important factor for a patient to be eligible for Medicaid-reimbursable therapy and treatment services. The definitions of medical necessity in states are based on certain constraints and they vary from state to state. Some states reduce Medicaid costs by having cost restrictions in place. This is done by limiting patients to the least expensive treatments. One of the common restrictions on states’ definitions of medical necessity is prohibitions against experimental treatments. Whereas in some states, the definition of medical necessity is broad. The opinion of orthodontists that are pertinent to the medical condition is taken into consideration.
Applicability of Medicaid coverage in some common dental problems
As mentioned above, the dental problems that are covered under Medicaid programs differ from state to state. Here are two important orthodontic procedures and the applicability of their Medicaid coverage.
Dental Anesthesia procedure:
With reference to ND Medicaid dental manual, the following procedures are reimbursed in North Dakota
D9222: Deep sedation/general anesthesia -first 15 minutes
D9223: Deep sedation/general anesthesia -each 15-minute increment
D9243: Intravenous moderate (conscious) sedation/ analgesia- each 15-minute increment
Dental anesthesia procedures have to be documented accurately in states that provide Medicaid coverage for the same. Dental practices can rely upon dental billing companies for error-free compilation of dental codes that are eligible for reimbursement.
Dental benefits of children and Medicaid coverage programs with reference to Medicaid.gov
In most states, the medical bills for dental procedures of children are extensively covered. As per Medicaid.gov, the dental services of all child enrollees of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit are covered.
Oral screening is a part of a physical exam but it doesn’t substitute for a dental examination performed by the dental practice.
The dental service for children must minimally include:
Relief of pain and infections
Restoration of teeth
Maintenance of dental health
The EPSDT mandates that all services must be provided if they are a medical necessity. Medical necessity is decided by states.
If a condition is diagnosed during dental screening, the state is required to provide all the necessary services to treat that condition, regardless of their inclusion in the state’s Medicaid plan.
Dental services are not limited to emergency services for children entitled to EPSDT.
Dental services have to be provided at intervals that meet reasonable standards of dental practice. In such intervals with regard to medical necessity, the existence of suspected illness or condition has to be determined.
Medicaid coverage for braces for children
Dental braces – Orthodontic codes
D8210: Removable appliance therapy
D8220: Fixed appliance therapy
D8060: Interceptive orthodontic treatment of the transitional dentition
D8080- Comprehensive orthodontic treatment of the adolescent dentition
If braces are deemed a medical necessity for the child, they will be covered under Medicaid Program. An orthodontist or dentist confirms if braces are medically necessary for the child. According to mykoolsmiles.com, below given are some of the considerations that are used to determine medical necessity:
Structural jaw issues making it difficult to open your mouth
Issues with eating or chewing normally
Issues with eating or chewing normally
Issues with speech impediments from tooth or jaw problems
Any extreme underbite, crossbite, or overbite
Overjet teeth -When teeth protrude outwardly and sit over the bottom teeth
Impacted teeth with an eruption
Missing teeth due to hereditary conditions (like hypodontia)
The services provided by dental practices have to be documented correctly to eliminate claim denials. A dental billing company can assist dental practices in assigning appropriate dental codes in accordance with the Medicaid plan of the state concerned.
Frenectomy procedures are performed primarily on infants, and it involves the removal of one or both frena from the mouth. As per the statistics given by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the number of frenotomy/frenectomy procedures performed is growing with a 90 percent increase in recent years. As the ADA (American Dental Association) changes the CDT (Current Dental Terminology) codes frequently, dental practices are required to adopt the changes and ensure accuracy in their claims. A dental billing company can help with complete and accurate documentation of dental procedures.
Frenectomy – A Covered Dental Procedure;
Frenectomy is considered medical in nature due to the following two reasons:
There is a problem feeding the newborns
It is required to correct congenital malformation( Ankyloglossia)
It implies that a frenectomy is medically necessary and is accompanied by the following symptoms, according to provcomm.ibx.com:
Difficulty chewing ( mastication)
Speech impairment or difficulty with articulation
The procedures used to treat the lingual frenum (other than for ankyloglossia), the labial frenum and the buccal frenum are considered dental procedures. Dental practices have to take note of the fact that they are not covered under medical plans and are considered benefit contract exclusions.
CPT Codes for Frenectomy or Frenotomy
In this procedure, the provider makes an incision in the lingual frenum, a membranous ridge under the tongue, to allow greater movement of the tongue in patients with ankyloglossia.
In this procedure, the provider makes an incision at the base of the tongue and excises the frenum.;
The provider incises the labial frenum, the tag of tissue in the center of the upper or the lower lip that attaches the lip to the gums of the patient. The provider does not remove the frenum. The provider commonly performs this procedure to release a tight frenum and its surrounding tissues.
In this procedure, the provider removes the labial or buccal frenum, each of which is a membrane structure in the mouth. Labial refers to the lip and buccal refers to the cheek.
In this procedure, the provider makes an incision at the base of the tongue and excises the frenum.
For feeding difficulties:
R63.3 – Feeding difficulties
P92.5- Neonatal difficulty in feeding at the breast
P92.8- Other feeding problems of newborn
P92.9- Feeding problem of newborn, unspecified
For childhood articulation problems:
F80.0- Phonological disorder
F80.89-Other developmental disorders of speech and language
F80.9- Developmental disorder of speech and language, unspecified
The below-mentioned codes are newly added CDT codes and are effective from 01/01/2021.
D7961- Buccal / labial frenectomy (frenulectomy)
D7962- Lingual frenectomy ( frenulectomy)
Guidelines to Follow While Claiming Dental Insurance
To facilitate coverage and payment, submitting the claim with x-rays alone is insufficient.
The above-mentioned codes are applicable only if the procedure involves removing a patient’s frenum.
Carefully consider the patient’s plan limitations and exclusions.
The claims of this procedure are limited to once per lifetime, per tooth.
If connective tissue graft or pedicle graft is reported on the same visit as the frenectomy, the frenectomy is considered inclusive with no additional payments.
According to dentistryiq.com, a narrative should also be included which indicates the following:
Amount of gingival recession in millimetres
The severity of gingival inflammation
The level of sensitivity
Bleeding on probing
The claim form should be accompanied by pre-op and post-op x-rays in addition to periodontal charting.
General Guidelines for Medical Billing for Dental Surgery
According to dentalproductsreport.com, to successfully place dental claims, the following has to be accurately documented:
The primary presenting situation
Any secondary, supporting diagnosis
The diagnosis code for the treatment
Medical necessity, in the form of a letter of medical necessity
Support from the patient’s primary care physician, in the form of a supporting letter of medical necessity
The procedures performed at each surgery location
This is vital information that is required by the medical insurance company to get a comprehensive understanding of the care provided.
Frenectomy procedures require a pre-authorization. The insurer has to be contacted via phone to explain the procedure and the date. Reimbursement claims will be rejected if pre-authorization is not obtained.
Verification of insurance
Dental eligibility verification is essential to gather information about the coverage for this surgery. The following information must be collected from the patients first:
Name of the primary insured
Social security number of the primary insured
Contact details of the insurance company like phone number, web address and residential address for submitting claims.
Proving medical necessity
A frenectomy is performed as a medically necessary procedure. Accurate medical coding is vital. Coding should inform the payer that the procedure was performed and the reason that the patient’s concern was medical rather than just a dental problem
Appropriate ICD-10 codes and CPT codes have to be incorporated in the Letter of Medical Necessity. According to Dental Practice Management, dental practices have to limit themselves to entering only four diagnostic codes in the Letter of Medical Necessity. The most important procedure should be listed first, followed by the procedures of a lesser importance.
Documenting and submitting the claims
After the dental surgery, the next important step is filling in the claims submission form correctly. A thorough look over the forms is necessary to identify typos or missed information. The claim must be submitted to the insurer with appropriate documentation. Lab or diagnostic imaging studies are also to be submitted along with the claims as supporting documents.
Compared to billing for other medical specialities, dental billing is complex. An experienced dental billing company can help dental practices to improve dental billing collections and ROI, particularly for services like frenectomies where prior authorization is required.
Periodontal diseases need to be treated on time to prevent any infection. If non-surgical treatment options fail, dentists may recommend surgical periodontic procedures to prevent future gum damage, remove bacteria from beneath the gums, and reshape the bones that support the teeth. Periodontal surgery comprises several procedures such as gingival flap surgery, mucogingival surgery, and osseous surgery. Dental practices can report such procedures on insurance claims using specific CDT and ICD-10 codes. Consider partnering with a professional dental billing company that can provide support in submitting clean dental claims.
CDT Codes for Surgical Periodontic Procedures
Gingivectomy refers to the surgical removal of gingival or gum tissue. The procedure is mainly done to treat gingivitis and for cosmetic purposes. The surgery involves removing a portion of the gums around a tooth or teeth, which can lengthen the height or width of a tooth or a section of teeth.
D4210 Gingivectomy or gingivoplasty – four or more contiguous teeth or tooth bounded spaces per quadrant
D4211 Gingivectomy or gingivoplasty –one to three contiguous teeth or tooth bounded spaces per quadrant
D4212 Gingivectomy or Gingivoplasty to allow access to restorative procedure, per tooth
D4240 gingival flap procedure, including root planing – four or more contiguous teeth or tooth bounded spaces per quadrant
D4241 gingival flap procedure, including root planing – one to three contiguous teeth or tooth bounded spaces per quadrant
D4346 scaling in presence of generalized moderate or severe gingival inflammation- full mouth, after oral evaluation
D4921 gingival irrigation- per quadrant
D7971 excision of per coronal gingival
Dental Crown Lengthening
For better oral hygiene and comfort, dental crowns need to be properly fixed. A dental crown lengthening procedure helps correct excess gum tissue covering the teeth. The procedure is performed by recontouring gum tissue or bone, which exposes more of a tooth’s surface for a crown.
D4249 Clinical crown lengthening – hard tissue
This surgery is performed to manage the destruction caused by periodontal gum disease. Subtypes of osseous surgery include the bone reshaping or resectioning procedures and bone stimulative procedures. While osteotomy can reshape bones, osteotomy can correct bone defects and create normal bone contours.
D4260 Osseous surgery (including flap entry and closure) – four or more contiguous teeth or tooth bounded spaces per quadrant
D4261 Osseous surgery (including flap entry and closure) – one to three contiguous teeth or tooth bounded spaces per quadrant
This surgical procedure is done following the extraction of a wisdom tooth. It helps to remove the additional tissue that is covering a portion of the back teeth in the gap left by the wisdom tooth. This surgery involves numbing the area using local anaesthesia and removing a small wedge of tissue and suturing the surgical wounds with stitches.
D4274 Mesial/distal wedge procedure, a single tooth (when not performed in conjunction with surgical procedures in the same anatomical area)
D4999 Unspecified periodontal procedure, by a report
Anatomical Crown exposure
Anatomical crown exposure is recommended for uneven gum lines and for teeth appearing too short. Here, the excess gum and tissue are removed and the gum line is then sculpted to create a correct proportion between gum tissue and tooth surface.
D4230 Anatomical Crown Exposure four or more contiguous teeth
D4231 Anatomical Crown Exposure one to three contiguous teeth
D4268 Surgical Revision Procedure per tooth
During the regeneration periodontal surgical procedure, the periodontist folds back the gum tissue to eliminate bacteria. It helps in completely restoring the lost tissues. Even after the procedure, there are chances for epithelial, gingival connective tissue or bone to grow along the root surface.
D4265 Biologic materials to aid in soft and osseous tissue regeneration
Soft Tissue Grafting
A gum graft is recommended to protect the teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession or to improve the appearance of the smile. Three different types of gum tissue grafts are connective-tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, and Pedicle grafts.
D4270 Pedicle soft tissue graft procedure
Related ICD-10 codes
C03 Malignant neoplasm of gum
C03.0 Malignant neoplasm of upper gum
C03.1 Malignant neoplasm of lower gum
C03.9 Malignant neoplasm of gum, unspecified
D00.00 Carcinoma in situ of the oral cavity, unspecified site
D10.39 Benign neoplasm of other parts of the mouth
K05 Gingivitis and periodontal diseases
K05.0 Acute gingivitis
K05.1 Chronic gingivitis
K05.2 Aggressive periodontitis
K05.3 Chronic periodontitis
K05.5 Other periodontal diseases
K05.6 Periodontal disease, unspecified
K06 Other disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge
K06.0 Gingival recession
K06.1 Gingival enlargement
K06.2 Gingival and edentulous alveolar ridge lesions associated with trauma
K06.3 Horizontal alveolar bone loss
K06.8 Other specified disorders of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge
K06.9 Disorder of gingiva and edentulous alveolar ridge, unspecified
Choosing the right dental or diagnosis codes for these periodontal surgeries require good knowledge of the changing coding and billing standards. Professional dental billing companies can take care of the time-consuming dental insurance eligibility verification tasks, and thus ensure the smooth flow of revenue for the services provided.
Medicaid — the taxpayer-subsidized public health program aimed at helping low-income individuals afford health care — provides dental benefits for eligible adults. Dental services are also a required service for most Medicaid-eligible individuals under the age of 21, as a required component of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. Dental billing companies stay abreast of all aspects of insurance and billing, including Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance, and help dentists to provide the best care to patients while maximizing their dental insurance benefits.
Dental insurance is expensive, more so for people looking for comprehensive coverage. Dental insurance plans generally classify dental services into three groups:
Group 1: Preventative and diagnostic care, such as x-rays and cleanings
Group 2: Basic restorative care, including fillings and root canals
Group 3: Major restorative care, including dentures, bridges, and crowns
Whether Medicaid beneficiaries will be covered for these services depends on the state you live in.
Medicaid Coverage for Dental Care by State
Medicaid provides access to oral health care for low-income adults who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and other individuals in need, including children, disabled and elderly people. However, dental Medicaid financial eligibility requirements for adults differ among states. Based on the state they live in, patients need to meet different qualifications and requirements for dental care to be covered by Medicaid.
Both dentists and patients need to be aware of the requirements applicable to their designated state. However, as a Dentistry Today article points out, there is a general lack of awareness among those on Medicaid about their dental benefits. According to the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI), up to 31.3% of people enrolled in Medicaid were not certain about their dental benefits, while 37.7% of those had a misconception of their benefits in their designated state. So, let’s dive into the topic.
Here are the key points about dental benefits for individuals on Medicaid:
Medicaid state-wise dental coverage is categorized as:
Emergency and Medically Necessary
The following table shows the state’s coverage of dental benefits for adults in Medicaid:
Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Montana, NJ, New Mexico, NY, N Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Washington
Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming
Emergency dental services and medically necessary coverage
Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia
Alabama, Delaware, Maryland and Tennessee
Now let’s look at what coverage under each of these 4 categories means:
Extensive coverage: Washington is one of the states where Medicaid coverage is extensive. Here, Medicaid covered dental services for adults (21 years and older) include:
Extractions (pulling teeth)
Other limited dental services, include:
Periodontal (gum disease)
Root canal (front teeth only)
Dental services that Medicaid Washington does not cover for adults include Bridges, Crowns, Implants and Orthodontics.
Some Medicaid covered dental services for eligible children, age 20 and younger, in Washington include:
Extractions (pulling teeth)
Orthodontic services for children with a cleft palate or other serious dental problems (medically necessary services covered with prior authorization).
Limited coverage: Wyoming is one of the states with limited Medicaid coverage. Limited preventive and emergency services are available for Medicaid beneficiaries in this state, but no restorative services.
Children ages 0-20
2 Preventive visits/year (cleanings,
exams, x-rays, fluoride)
Restorative- fillings, crowns
Periodontics- gum treatment
Endodontics- root canal therapy
Tooth replacement- bridges,
implants, dentures, partials
Oral Surgery- extractions, jaw surgery,
Medicaid eligible clients under age 19 may receive treatment for severe malocclusion. Medicaid only reimburses codes D8000-D8999 to enrolled providers who have obtained a Prior Authorization (PA) for treatment in the Wyoming Severe Malocclusion (SM) Program prior to treatment.
Adults ages 21 & older
2 Preventive visits/year (basic cleanings,
2 Emergency visits/year
Repair or reline of existing dentures or
Emergency dental services and medically necessary coverage: In Florida, Medicaid emergency-based dental services include:
Dental Exams (limited)
Dental X-rays (limited)
Extractions (removal of teeth)
Sedation (dental services while asleep or partly asleep)
Some Services may require PA.
Extra goods or services the dental plans provide to adult and pregnant adult recipients include:
Additional dental exams
Additional dental X-rays
Teeth Cleanings (basic and deep)
Oral Health Instructions
Fillings (silver and white)
Dental office diabetic testing
Persons with disabilities are covered for a visit to the dental office to get comfortable with the office and the dentist before their dental work.
No coverage: In Alabama, Delaware, Maryland and Tennessee, Medicaid does not cover any type of dental care for adults.
Oral health is crucial for overall health, well-being and quality of life. However, many low-income families do not get the dental care they need. According to the American Dental Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the main reason for this is the lack of knowledge among Medicaid beneficiaries about the benefits of being on Medicaid as well as due to the low proportion of dentists who are willing to accept Medicaid dental plans.
The federal government is taking steps to address this challenge by educating people about Medicaid’s dental benefits specific to each state. As the Dentistry Today article notes, though Medicare payment is less than commercial insurance, dentists should realize that accepting more Medicaid patients will increase the practice’s overall revenue. By partnering with a reliable dental billing company, dentists can maximize reimbursement and also get assistance to understand Medicaid coverage in their designated state. Experienced companies provide comprehensive support for dental billing and coding as well as insurance authorization and verification services.
It is necessary to document each component of dental implant services to ensure the highest possible reimbursement. In addition, accurate documentation is also vital from the point of view of ongoing patient care. Implant procedures that meet the threshold of medical necessity are eligible for medical billing. A reputable dental billing company can appropriately code CDT codes during claims submission, based on the insurance availed.
CDT Codes That Represent Dental Implant Services
Radiographic/surgical implant index, by the report
Semi-precision abutment –placement
Surgical Implant Procedure Codes
Surgical placement of implant body: endosteal implant
Second stage implant surgery
Surgical placement of interim implant body for transitional prosthesis: endosteal implant
Surgical placement of mini implant
Surgical placement: eposteal implant
Surgical placement: transosteal implant
Implant removal, by report
Debridement of a peri-implant defect or defects surrounding a single implant, and surface cleaning of the exposed implant surfaces, including flap entry and closure
Debridement of the osseous contouring of a peri-implant defect or defects surrounding a single implant and includes surface cleaning of the exposed implant surfaces including flap entry and closure
Bone graft for repair of peri-implant defect does not include flap entry and closure
Bone graft at the time of implant placement
Implant Supported Prosthetics
Connecting bar-implant supported or abutment supported
Prefabricated abutment-includes modification and placement
Custom fabricated abutment-includes placement
Semi- precision attachment abutment
Implant/ Abutment Supported Removable Dentures
Implant/ abutment supported removable denture for edentulous arch-maxillary
Implant/ abutment supported removable denture for edentulous arch-mandibular
Implant supported retainer for FPD-porcelain fused to high noble alloys
Implant supported retainer-porcelain fused to predominantly base alloys
Implant supported retainer for FPD-porcelain fused to noble alloys
Implant supported retainer-porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys
Implant supported retainer for metal FPD-high noble alloys
Implant supported retainer for metal FPD-predominantly base alloys
Implant supported retainer for metal FPD-noble alloys
Implant supported retainer for metal FPD-titanium and titanium alloys
Other Implant Services
Implant maintenance procedures when prostheses are removed and reinserted, including cleansing of prostheses and abutments
Scaling and debridement in the presence of inflammation or mucositis of a single implant, including cleaning of the implant services, without flap entry and closure
Provisional implant crown
Repair implant supported prosthesis, by report
Replacement of semi-precision or precision attachment (male of female component) or implant /abutment supported prosthesis, per attachment
Re-cement or re-bond implant/abutment supported crown
Re-cement or re-bond implant/abutment supported fixed partial denture
Repair implant abutment, by report
Remove broken implant retaining screw
Unspecified implant procedure, by report
Dental practices must keep up to date with the CDT codes and their changes in order to file the claims correctly. To maintain consistent revenue flow, save time, and deliver excellent patient care, dentists and dental practices should consider utilizing outsourced dental billing services.