The ADA advises dentists to use implant codes where appropriate, and fixed or removable prosthetic codes (D5000-D5899 and D6200-D699 as needed). Nonspecific code (used for guided tissue regeneration). If the patient is unable to remove the denture and requires the assistance of the dentist or dental staff, then the denture is a fixed implant denture. DAOMD editor Kyle Summerford explains different codes in his monthly Dental Coding column with Kyle in an effort to help alleviate some of the frustration of his fellow dental professionals.
Read and print these instructions for codes related to the billing of dental implant crowns with abutment support so that you can refer to them whenever you have a question about these codes. The next two new codes fill a gap in the CDT Code and allow the dentist to report the placement of temporary fixed dentures for edentulous arches during a healing period. The size and type of implant fixation determine the appropriate code for documenting the surgical implant placement procedure.