My patient needs an old crown removed. After we remove the crown we will remove the decay present under the old crown and then place a new crown. What CDT code should I use for the removal of the old crown?

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My patient needs an old crown removed. After we remove the crown we will remove the decay present under the old crown and then place a new crown. What CDT code should I use for the removal of the old crown?

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Asked on November 21, 2011
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What if after crown removal the tooth is deemed unrestorable and ext and implant are reccommeded?

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The removal of the initial crown is not billable, it is considered an inclusive part of the new crown procedure. Most carriers will not cover a charge for the removal of an old crown to place a new one, however, if the carrier agrees to pay for the removal the most appropriate code would be D2999, this must be accompanied by a report or narrative.

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Answered on November 22, 2011
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