Policy No: 18
Originally Created: 03/01/1997
Last Reviewed: 01/01/2019
Last Revised: 01/01/2018
Core buildup, including any pins when required (D2950)
- Refers to building of coronal structure when there is insufficient retention for a separate extracoronal restorative procedure. A core buildup is not a filler to eliminate any undercut, box form, or concave irregularity in a preparation.
Post and core in addition to crown, indirectly fabricated (D2952)
- Cast post and core is separate from crown
Prefabricated post and core in addition to crown (D2954)
- Core is built around a prefabricated post. This procedure includes the core material.
Each additional, indirectly fabricated post – same tooth (D2953)
- To be used with D2952
Each additional prefabricated post – same tooth (D2957)
- To be used with D2954
Procedure is in accordance with generally accepted standards of dental practice.
Process to contract benefits.
Procedure code D2950 is inclusive of D2952, D2953 and/or D2954, D2957 and separate charges are not reimbursable for the same date of service.
CDT - D2000-D2999 - see above
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