What are restorative treatments?

It is the term dental professionals use to for the treatments that restore decayed or damaged teeth to prevent future oral health issues. Under dental plans, these procedures are often called Basic Restorative Services.

Common CDT Codes for Restorations:

  • [2140] Amalgam - one surface, primary or permanent 
  • [2150] Amalgam - two surfaces, primary or permanent 
  • [2160] Amalgam - three surfaces, primary or permanent 
  • [2330] Resin-based composite - one surface, anterior 
  • [2331] Resin-based composite - two surfaces, anterior 
  • [2332] Resin-based composite - three surfaces, anterior 
  • [2335] Resin-based composite - four or more surfaces or involving incisal angle (anterior)
  • [2391] Resin-based composite - one surface, posterior 
  • [2392] Resin-based composite -  two surfaces, posterior
  • [2393] Resin-based composite - three surfaces, posterior 
  • [2394] Resin-based composite - four or more surfaces, posterior


1. https://www.dentalcare.com/en-us/patient-education/patient.../restorative-dentistry

2. https://oralb.com/en-us/oral-health/conditions/cavities-tooth-decay/restorative-dentistry-types-dental-restoration

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