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​Dental News and Notes

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July 2, 2018

IMPLANT CODES CONTINUED…..
CDT 2018 contains 1 Revision and 3 additions to the Implant Services Category.

Revisions:

D6081 Scaling and debridement in the presence of inflammation or mucositis or a single implant, including cleaning of the implant surfaces, without flap entry and closure.  This procedure is not performed in conjunction with D1110, D4910 or D4346.

The revision was the addition of D4346 (scaling in the presence of generalized moderate or severe gingival inflammation)

Additions:

D6096 Remove broken implant retaining screw.  This code allows for documentation and reporting of a broken screw which cannot be routinely removed.  This procedure also addresses the additional time and technique to safely retrieve the broken component.

The next 2 revisions enable a dentist to report placement of interim fixed dentures for edentulous arches during a healing period.

D6118 or D6110 are performed to maintain the patient’s esthetic and functional needs as well as to enhance the patient’s psychological well-being before proceeding to the definitive prostheses.  Interim prostheses may also allow for soft tissue contouring and to help determine the design of the definitive fixed prostheses.

D6118 Implant/abutment supported interim fixed denture for edentulous arch- mandibular  Used when a period of healing is necessary prior to fabrication and placement of permanent prosthetic.

D6119 Implant/abutment supported interim fixed denture for edentulous arch-maxillary  Used when a period of healing is necessary prior to fabrication and placement of permanent prosthetic.

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