Dental Implants (Medical): FSA Eligibility

Dental Implants (Medical): eligible with a Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
Dental implants may be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), health reimbursement accounts (HRA) and limited-purpose flexible spending accounts (LPFSA) if not used primarily for cosmetic reasons. They are not eligible for reimbursement with dependent care flexible spending accounts.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants stand in as an artificial root of a tooth which holds an abutment for a crown to attach onto in place of a missing tooth (WebMD).

How are dental implants eligible for reimbursement?

While dental implants can be put into place for cosmetic purposes (in which case they will not qualify), they have legitimate medical purposes as well. Dental implants can make eating much easier and more possible for those with missing teeth. Dental implants also help prevent jaw deterioration from lack of teeth, and help prevent bone loss (American Academy of Implant Dentistry).