What is the correct CPT code for dental implant, endosteal? (D6010)I keep coming to the code of 21248-partial or 21249-complete. I was assuming to use the 21248 since NOS. Is the correct? If not, please help! Thank you!

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  • What is the correct CPT code for dental implant, endosteal? (D6010)I keep coming to the code of 21248-partial or 21249-complete. I was assuming to use the 21248 since NOS. Is the correct? If not, please help! Thank you!

What is the correct CPT code for dental implant, endosteal? (D6010)I keep coming to the code of 21248-partial or 21249-complete. I was assuming to use the 21248 since NOS. Is the correct? If not, please help! Thank you!

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Depending on the insurance carrier, some carriers state 1-3 teeth use 21248 partial 4 or more use 21249. While other carriers state if you are performing the surgical phase only use 21248 and if you are performing both the surgical and prosthetic phase use 21249.

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