ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Sep 21, 2018
K08.5 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Unsatisfactory restoration of tooth
Inclusion Term
  • Defective bridge, crown, filling
  • Defective dental restoration
  • dental restoration status (Z98.811)
  • endosseous dental implant failure (M27.6-)
  • unsatisfactory endodontic treatment (M27.5-)

More specific codes for Unsatisfactory restoration of tooth

  • K08.50 - Unsatisfactory restoration of tooth, unspecified
  • K08.51 - Open restoration margins of tooth
  • K08.52 - Unrepairable overhanging of dental restorative materials
  • K08.53 - Fractured dental restorative material
    • K08.530 - Fractured dental restorative material without loss of material
    • K08.531 - Fractured dental restorative material with loss of material
    • K08.539 - Fractured dental restorative material, unspecified
  • K08.54 - Contour of existing restoration of tooth biologically incompatible with oral health
  • K08.55 - Allergy to existing dental restorative material
  • K08.56 - Poor aesthetic of existing restoration of tooth
  • K08.59 - Other unsatisfactory restoration of tooth
See also ICD 10 code for
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to K08.5 Unsatisfactory restoration of tooth

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.