XL Posteriors, what you love just got bigger.
The valuable feedback provided by you led us to creating a crown that meets the need for an XL Posterior Zirconia Kinder Krowns®. Since Zirconia Kinder Krowns® hit the market several years ago, many of our customers have asked for a pre-formed posterior crown that can be used to restore 6 year molars. Then it happened, one of our resourceful customers restored number 30 with a large sized second molar on a patient with Dentinogenesis Imperfecta. This worked out beautifully.
XL Posterior Kinder Krowns® were developed to help better fulfill this need. Sized comparable to pre-formed adult first molars, XL Posterior Kinder Krowns® provide your patients a long-term temporary esthetic solution until a custom crown can be placed.
XL Posteriors are available in our universal contour, designed to be used as a left or a right (ambidextrous). Which means you can use the same crown marked EL on 30 and 19. The XL Posterior Zirconia Kinder Krowns® are available in sizes 7.5 to 11. Incorporating universal contour into your office means stocking half the inventory and half the initial investment.
The most appropriate code for billing XL Posteriors is D2740 – crown – porcelain/ceramic. In 2018 the code description was revised, removing the word “substrate” and is to be used for any porcelain or ceramic crown placed in the adult dentition. It took several years for the ADA to issue a code for preformed zirconia pediatric crowns. Until a code specific to preformed ceramic crowns for permanent teeth is issued, it seems as though D2740 is the most appropriate code choice.
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