D5579

Dental Code

Current And Past Dental Terminology For D5579

Most common D5579 code reviews : Onlay - resin-based composite - four or more surfaces, Bone replacement graft - retained natural tooth - each additional site in quadrant or Resin-based composite - four or more surfaces or involving the incisal angle (anterior).

D5579 Procedures:

Intraoral-complete series (including bitewings). Individually listed intraoral radiographs by the same dentist/dental office are considered a complete series, usually 14-22 images, intended to display the crowns and roots of all teeth, periapical areas and alveolar bone, if the fee for individual radiographs equals or exceeds the fee for a complete series on the same date of service, any fee in excess for the fee for a full mouth series of radiographs is Disallowed.

D5579 Dental Code

Procedure in D5579 which the nearly exposed pulp is covered with a protective dressing to protect the pulp from dditional injury and to promote healing and repair via formation of secondary dentin This code is not to be used for bases and iners when all caries has been removed.

2019 D5579 CDT

Removal of a portion of the pulp and D5579 application of a medicament with the aim of maintaining the vitality of the remaining portion to encourage continued physiological development andormation of the root. This procedure is not to be construed as the first stage of root canal therapy.

2020 (Updated) Version D5579

Crown - porcelain fused to predominantly base metal

Prefabricated post and core in addition to crown is payable only on a completed endodontically treated tooth. If sufficient tooth structure remains, the fee for the post and core is Disallowed. **A prefabricated post and core for an anterior tooth is Benefited only when there is insufficient tooth structure to support an indirectly fabricated restoration. If sufficient tooth structure remains, the fee for the post and core is Disallowed.

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