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Coding with Kyle: Overdenture coding after implant placement

April 18, 2021
Kyle Summerford guides fellow office managers through the tricky world of dental coding in this monthly feature.
Kyle L. Summerford, Editorial Director

This month I provide you with the knowledge and codes to reference when submitting a dental claim for an implant overdenture with precision attachments. Implant overdentures can be confusing and difficult to navigate, but this clear and concise guide will explain exactly how you should submit paperwork to your patients' dental insurance plans to maximize reimbursement.

Happy coding!


Overdenture coding after implant placement


D5863: Complete maxillary

D5865: Complete mandibular


D5864: Partial maxillary

D5866: Partial mandibular 

Initial placement

D5862: Precision attachments, by report*

*Report per “set” (male and female)


Precision attachments report D5867: Replacement of replaceable part of semi-precision or precision attachment

If an in-office reline is necessary in order to replace the attachments, be sure to report one of the following: 

D5730: Reline complete maxillary denture  (chairside)

D5731: Reline complete mandibular denture (chairside)

D5740: Reline maxillary partial denture (chairside)

D5741: Reline mandibular partial denture (chairside)

Pre-op and Post-op x-rays must always accompany the claim form, and must include an explanation of what has been accomplished.

Kyle L. Summerford is a nationally recognized practice management guru, author, and lecturer. He is founder and president of Summerford Solutions Inc., and cofounder of Kyle also serves as editorial director of Dental Office Manager Digest e-newsletter. He lectures extensively to dentists and their staff on topics such as insurance coding and billing and useful practice management tips. Contact him at [email protected].