In order to help keep the tooth strong for biting and chewing, a crown is sometimes placed on a tooth that needs to be restored, such as after root canal or in order to protect a weak or discolored tooth. Crowns can also be used to help secure a dental bridge.
Common CDT codes for Crowns:
-  Crown - porcelain/ceramic substrate
-  Crown - porcelain fused to high noble metal
-  Crown - porcelain fused to predominantly base metal
-  Crown - full cast high noble metal
-  Crown - full cast noble metal
-  Re-cement or re-bond crown
-  Crown - Prefabricated stainless steel - primary tooth
1. American Dental Association. “Oral Health Topics A-Z,” http://ada.org/3074.aspx?currentTab=1. Accessed 4/17/2018.
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