Flexible Spending Account for Dental Implants, Dentist San Jose

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Flexible spending accounts allow you to use pretax dollars to pay for dental work. They’re funded by deductions from your paycheck, and you must decide when you enroll in your employer’s insurance plan how much you want to contribute during the year.  But what happens if it’s getting near to the end of the year and a chunk of change is still sitting in your FSA? Here comes the bad news… any money remaining in your FSA on the last day of the year (Dec. 31) disappears! It is use-it-or-lose-it accounts. If you don’t claim now, you forfeit the remaining funds.
So what would you do to avoid losing your money? You may start an orthodontic treatment or an implant at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers.

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Dental implants are a good long-term solution to replacing lost teeth. Of course, there are other alternatives to replace missing teeth such as bridges and dentures.
A bridge requires filing two adjoining teeth, which may make them weaker and prone to decay. Dentures often have problem with fitting and can interfere with taste. However, a proper implant has no physical downside and has good longevity.

The problem with dental implants? Cost!
Because the implants are rarely covered by insurance, you may pay anywhere from $3000 to $5000 for a single implant. The price of implants may vary depending on what type of material your dentist use. Implant specialist from Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers uses Ankylos system, which has the highest success rates. There are also some newer, generic implants that are lot cheaper but may not have been studied yet. So it would be wise to consult your dentist what kind of implant system he or she uses and the success rate they had with it.

Because the Implants involve several process and takes several months, you should schedule the initial procedure at the end of a calendar year, then finish the work in the following year. That way you can use two year’s worth of your pretax flexible spending account to pay for most of your expense.

For past twenty five years in practice, we’ve seen our phone ring off the hook from November through December with patients frantically trying to use up their insurance benefits or flexible account money before the year ends.  To accommodate everyone’s need and time, our practice opens 7 days a week, Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm including major holidays.  We strive to provide the highest quality dental care for all of our patients. If you have any questions about insurance, please do not hesitate to call!  We would be more than happy to work with you to discuss your insurance benefits and FSA.

For more information email to us at info@drjkim.com

Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers

1725 Berryessa Rd. #B, San Jose, CA 95133 / 408-TOP-BEST


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