Understanding D5821 Dental Code and Interim Dentures

What ADA CDT dental code is D5821?

D5821 is the ADA CDT dental code for an interim mandibular partial denture, which replaces some of the teeth in the lower arch. This is also known as a mandibular flipper code for dental treatment; specifically, it is used when creating a temporary flipper for the lower teeth. This is also the ADA code for an essix retainer when temporarily replacing fake teeth for the lower jaw. The code is officially known as “interim partial denture (including retentive/clasping materials, rests, and teeth), mandibular.”

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