Dental implant removal code

Dental implant removal code and dental implant removal cost

Dental implant removal code and dental implant removal cost tend to be something that dentists search for so my if you are not a dentist jump down to the bottom and read on the dental implant removal cost.

What is the dental implant removal code?

The ADA dental code for dental implant removal is D6100. This is a dental code that asks for a description. The exact wording in the 2018 ADA is, “This procedure involves the surgical removal of an implant. Describe procedure.” Not sure what description they want as the code seems pretty descriptive by itself. The may be other dental codes that you use with D6100. The most likely would be a bone grafting code. The bone grafting dental code to use for replacing the defect left after implant removal is the same that you use when extracting a tooth, which is D7953. This code does not include membrane placement, which you are likely to do. Membrane dental codes are D7956 and D7957.

Case I needed to know dental implant removal code for

A mini dental implant that needs removal

What does a dental implant removal cost?

This dental code does not get a lot of use, therefore I am not sure how accurate sites like fair health consumer is. However, they do have dental code D6100 so you can look up the dental code for dental implant removal. Since removal is so rare the thought of what to charge usually does not come up until the situation present itself.

The fees I have seen range from $450-$1000, but I think a lot of it should depend on the severity and circumstances of the case. Another recommendation I have seen is to charge 2x your surgical fee. This seems to fit with what my fair health consumer estimate is. We charge $615 for removal but that assumes straight forward case. That fee is about $300 less than the fair health consumer average for my zip code. Usually my practice is right at or above so it appears we’re doing this for cheaper than we should.

Dental code for implant remocval? Mini dental implant removal with trephine

A mini dental implant removal with trephine.

Need the removal of a dental implant?

If you have a dental implant that needs removal, we can help. Typically an implant that needs removal has bone loss and can be done relatively easily, if the dentist has the right tools. Since the right tools are usually owed by a dentist that places that kind of implant, it is best to find a dentist that uses the system of implant that you have. Many systems have specific attachment sizes and require specific tools. However, there are also bits that will remove anything, therefore it is not critical. The screw removal tool SXT from implant direct should remove any intact implant.

How to remove a dental implant in a poor position.

Implants like the one below you can remove by treating like a very loose tooth and elevating out or rotating out. If you need to rotate an implant then just remove some of the crown structure to allow for it to spin.

What is the ADA code for dental implant removal?

When it gets more difficult is when the implant is integrated. Below are some tips for a removal of partially or fully integrated implants.

Neo Fixture Remover kit      in action  reverse torques implant out.  Being used clinically

Nobel implants being removed with Nobel’s tool

Neo solution kit in action

Broken dental implants

A broken dental implant is pretty rare. The ones that break are usually mini dental implants that are too small for the amount of force in that site or they are dental implants that flower. Some brands flower more than others, basically the ones with thin metal collars.

A broken dental implant that needs removing

Image of a broken mini dental implant

A broken dental implant.

This is the rare case of a non-mini implant breaking. The implant is thin though and has a thick abutment making this design more prone to breaking.

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10 Responses to “Dental implant removal code”

  1. September 15, 2018 at 12:47 am #

    Would a straight forward removal include sutures for the same price or just the extraction itself?

    • September 17, 2018 at 2:19 am #

      No one charges extra for sutures.

  2. November 29, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

    What code would you use to remove the crown prior to removing the implant post?

    • December 3, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

      There is no code for that. You can charge more as the removal of implant cost code D6100 asks for a description. That means they might pay more. You can also use D6199. I think that is just part of the removal though unless there is some complex issue.

  3. June 5, 2019 at 1:58 pm #

    My mini dental implants have hurt my mouth ever since I had them installed a little over a year ago. My dentures rubbed my gums and kept them irritated and I went back every month or more for over a year to no avail. Now my gums are hurting around a couple of the implants and don’t know what to do. The clinic I got them from claims nothing is wrong . Before the implants I was going in monthly or over a year with problems with the dentures and they recommended the mini implants. They have already received nearly 10,000. Dollars from me and I am on a fixed income

    • June 11, 2019 at 5:22 pm #

      Get a second opinion. I am not a big fan of mini dental implants but the one good use I see is to retain a denture on the bottom.

  4. October 28, 2019 at 11:21 pm #

    I’m having my 4 bottom titanium implants removed next week to have bone grafts done and 4 more implants put back in as soon as I heal up. My question is can I keep my old titanium implants?

    • October 29, 2019 at 11:51 pm #

      Technically no as they are medical waste and offices have to dispose of it properly. They will be kind of gross and all beat up from removal too. If you really really want them, you can always ask your dentist though.

  5. December 11, 2019 at 7:09 pm #

    What kind of charge on removing the crown from the implant??
    He then went to oral surgeons to have implant removed

    • December 11, 2019 at 10:22 pm #

      That depends. Usually we only remove a crown to tighten a screw or replace the crown.

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