Understanding D5820 Dental Code and Interim Dentures

What ADA CDT dental code is D5820?

D5820 is the ADA CDT dental code for an interim maxillary partial denture, which replaces some of the teeth in the upper arch. This is also known as a maxillary flipper code for dental treatment; specifically, it is used when creating a temporary flipper for the upper teeth. This is also the ADA code for an essix retainer when temporarily replacing fake teeth for the upper jaw. The code is officially known as “interim partial denture (including retentive/clasping materials, rests, and teeth), maxillary.”

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