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Health Insurance Item Numbers for Dental Implants

  • Jun 13, 2020
Blog Post - Health Insurance Item Numbers for Dental Implants

Having A Dental Implant And Wondering What The Item Numbers For Health Insurance Mean?

For a straight forward case, the dental implant procedure codes are:

Item Numbers Description What it means
688 Insertion of one-stage endosseous implant – per implant Surgical insertion of an implant in the bone of the maxilla or mandible with healing abutment. The implant is inserted using not submerged principles. This is the most common procedure.
684 Insertion of first stage of two-stage endosseous implant – per implant Surgical insertion of an implant in the bone of the maxilla or mandible where the mucosa is closed over the implant with a cover screw. The implant is inserted using submerged principles. This procedure requires a second stage surgery in 3 to 6 months.
022 X-ray – per film X-ray to determine the successful placement of a single implant as well as a subsequent X-ray will be required to determine if the implant has osseointegrated with the bone after three months from surgery
679 Surgical Implant Guide A customised appliance that indicates the ideal location and angulation for the implant insertion based on radiographic evidence obtained usually from Conebeam CT.
691 Second stage surgery of two-stage endosseous implant – per implant Surgical access to the osseointegrated implant to attach a healing abutment usually 3 to 6 months after an implant is placed under submerged principles.
661 Fitting of implant abutment – per abutment Fitting of the final implant abutment or the replacement of an existing abutment.
671 Full crown attached to osseointegrated implant – non-metallic – indirect An artificial crown constructed of tooth-coloured material attached to an osseointegrated implant.