My patient wants a full denture. The patient wants to keep just one tooth root and remove the tooth crown. Should I code the denture as an overdenture? The dr. needs to file down the crown so only the root is left. He then plans to place a layer of composite over the top of the tooth. How should I code these procedures?
If the dentist plans on attaching the denture to the roots or implants then the answer is YES! You would code this as an overdenture. D5860-D5861
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