The following codes are to be used when billing for the anterior.
D2330: resin-based composite, one surface anterior
D2331: resin-based composite, two surface anterior
D2332: resin-based composite, three surface anterior
D2335: resin-based composite, four or more surfaces or involving incisal angle anterior
D2390: resin-based composite crown, anterior
More "Coding with Kyle":
- Coding with Kyle: Post and core codes
- Coding with Kyle: 2022 periodontal scaling updates
- Coding with Kyle: D2740—Porcelain and ceramic crowns
The following codes are to be used when billing for the posterior.
D2391: resin-based composite, one surface posterior
D2392: resin-based composite, two surface posterior
D2393: resin-based composite, three surface posterior
D2394: resin-based composite, four or more surfaces posterior
The codes above should be applied when the procedure involves decay or tooth fracture. Other possible reasons are listed below.
Dental insurance companies will refer to the patient’s plan limitations and exclusions when considering the dental claim. If performing for replacement restoration, explain the reason of necessity which should indicate presence of decay.
If reporting for a buildup, do not report composite restorations, report D2950.
If reporting for closure of an endodontic access hole, indicate this on the claim form/narrative.
Submitting the claim with x-rays is not enough to facilitate coverage and payment in some cases. Therefore, it is recommended that you provide a narrative explaining the necessity and prognosis.