CDT Code for Dental Implant

CDT Code for Dental Implant

In today’s world Dental implants are the most accepted forms of treatment owing to its durability, esthetics and function. A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant doesn't come loose like a denture can i.e. it is fixed in the mouth . Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they simulate like the natural tooth and maintain the bone and gum health in long run

If you are considering implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft.

Implants are categorized into:

  1. Endosteal which takes its name from the thin layer of connective tissue lining the bone’s marrow cavity. D6010 is the dental code used for surgical placement of an endosteal implant. 
  2. Eposteal that derives its name from the thin membrane that covers the surface of bone called periosteum.D6040 is the dental code used for surgical placement of an eposteal implant.
  3. The other category of a dental implant is a Transosteal Implant that can be fitted only to the lower jawbone. The procedure involves attaching a metal plate at the bottom of jaw bone. Since these implants are customized according to the width and height of the jawbone, they are relatively expensive. D6050 dental code  is used for coding this procedure. 
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