What Forms of Payment are Accepted at Superteeth?
Superteeth® accepts cash and credit cards for payment. Most
dental insurance plans are also accepted. Payment is required
prior to rendering any service. All fees are discussed with
the patient in advance so that each patient is aware of the
total amount owed for any service including any insurance
co-pay or deductible. If someone other than the patient will
be responsible for any fees charged during a visit, we
request that those arrangements are made prior to being
seated to ensure that all of our patients can be treated in
the most timely and efficient manner.
How Much Does it Cost for an Extraction?
The fee for any extraction is dependent on the difficulty of
that extraction. There are varying degrees of difficulty for
extractions primarily based on the condition and the position
of the tooth in question.
In most cases, the extraction of a tooth that is visibly and
physically loose or mobile, i.e. the tooth (teeth) can be
moved up/down or side to side upon touch by the patient or
the dentist is considered to be a “Simple Extraction”. The
fee for a “Simple Extraction” is $125 and includes an exam
from a Superteeth® dentist and any necessary x-rays.
In most cases, the extraction of a tooth that is impacted or
broken in any way is considered to be a “Surgical
Extraction”. The fee for a “Surgical Extraction” ranges from
$225 up to $275 based on the difficulty of the procedure and
includes an exam from a Superteeth® dentist and any necessary
x-rays. The condition of the tooth as well as the position of
the tooth and its roots are factors in determining the
difficulty of any extraction.
There is always a possibility that any given tooth may
involve complications that would require a Superteeth®
dentist to refer a patient to an oral surgeon for an
extraction. If this is the case, Superteeth® charges a fee of
$55 for the exam and x-rays and will provide a written
referral to one of many local oral surgeons’ offices. These
offices are not affiliated with Superteeth® and we are unable
to quote any fees for services that may be rendered by an
Only a dentist can determine if an extraction will be
“Simple” or “Surgical” and patients are informed prior to any
service being rendered.
Are All Services $99?
Superteeth® offers a menu of Basic Services that start at $99
and include an exam from a Superteeth® dentist and any
necessary x-rays. The $99 fee is limited to just those
services listed as $99 on the menu of Basic Services. The fee
for large fillings (3 or more surfaces) is $187 and the fee
for surgical extractions range from $225 up to $275. In
addition to the Basic Services, Superteeth® also provides a
full range of general dentistry procedures. An examination by
a Superteeth® dentist is necessary to determine the fees for
Does Superteeth Accept Medicaid or Great Lakes Insurance?
No, Superteeth® does not currently participate with Medicaid
or Great Lakes Insurance plans.
Does Superteeth Accept My Dental Insurance?
Superteeth® does accept most types of dental insurance.
Provided that your insurance company has not assigned you a
specific dental office that you must use in order to receive
benefits, then Superteeth most likely will accept your dental
insurance. As there are many different dental insurance plans
available we must contact your insurance company in order to
determine your coverage levels and provide specific
information about co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses. Please
be prepared to provide contact information and member
identification for your insurance plan if you would like
Superteeth® to process your dental insurance claim form on
your behalf. All co-pays, deductibles and out-of-pocket
expenses are due on the date of service.
Does Superteeth Offer Payment Plans?
All services must be paid in full at the time the services
are rendered. Superteeth® does participate with Care Credit.
Care Credit is an independent company that offers healthcare
financing options to consumers. Patients can apply for Care
Credit by calling their toll free number (800-677-0718) or
apply online through their website (http://www.carecredit.com/apply/).
Does Superteeth Offer Root Canals, Crowns, Bridges or Dentures
Yes. In addition to the Basic Services offered on a walk in
basis, Superteeth also provides a full range of general
dentistry procedures all at affordable prices. An examination
by a Superteeth® dentist is necessary to determine which
service best meets your needs and to offer accurate fee
estimates for these services. These are not $99 Basic
Services. Due to the fact that these procedures tend to be
more time consuming to complete, an appointment may be
necessary. Please feel free to call us with any questions
regarding your oral health and how we may be of service.
Can I Get an Extraction if I am Currently Taking a Blood
If you are a patient that is taking blood thinners (Coumadin
and /or Plavix) and are certain that you want or need a
dental extraction, it is helpful to have your physician
provide instructions in writing as to how we are to manage
your medication. Some physicians will recommend that you
discontinue your medication for up to five days before you
have dental surgery. In some cases, your physician will
advise us that taking you off your blood thinner medication
is too risky for your health. In either case, we need to be
informed as to what your physician recommends. Having this
information in advance could save time by preventing a
situation that would require us to contact your physician to
obtain approval for any procedures on the day of service.
Can I Receive Dental Treatment if I am Pregnant?
If you are pregnant (or suspect you are pregnant), we REQUIRE
that you provide a statement in writing from your physician
indicating that you can safely undergo dental treatment prior
to any service being rendered. Please bring the statement
with your physician’s recommendation with you on the day you
plan to have dental treatment. You can also request that your
physician fax or email their recommendation directly to
Superteeth. Our fax number is (586) 759-0044 and our email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I Need to Take Special Precautions if I Have a Prosthetic
Your physician may require that you take antibiotics prior to
any dental treatment. To avoid any delays, we require that
you provide a statement in writing from your physician
indicating if antibiotics are necessary. Please bring the
statement with your physician’s recommendation with you on
the day you plan to have dental treatment. You can also
request that your physician fax or email their recommendation
directly to Superteeth. Our fax number is (586) 759-0044 and
our email address is email@example.com.
When is it Appropriate to be Pre-Medicated Prior to Dental
In 2008, the American Heart Association updated its
recommendations for the use of preventive antibiotics before
certain dental procedures, including teeth cleaning and
extractions, for people with specific heart problems.
The use of preventative antibiotics prior to certain dental
procedures is recommended for patients with the following
- Artificial Heart Valves
- A history of infective endocarditis
- A cardiac (heart) transplant that develops a heart valve
- Congenital (present from birth) heart conditions
Check with your cardiologist if you're not sure whether you
fall into one of these categories.
People who may have taken prophylactic antibiotics before the
new recommendations were issued, but no longer need them
include those with:
- Mitral valve prolapse (may have been identified as a
- Rheumatic heart disease
- Bicuspid valve disease
- Calcified aortic stenosis
- Congenital (present from birth) heart conditions such as
ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect and
With Such Low Prices are Superteeth Dentists Licensed and
Absolutely! Any dentist practicing in Michigan must be
licensed by the Michigan Board of Dentistry. All of the
dentists that work at Superteeth® have received their dental
degrees from accredited Universities and have been practicing
dentistry in Michigan for over 10 years. Superteeth® has
designed a system that allows us to provide the Basic
Services in the most efficient manner while maintaining the
highest standards of quality. By providing a large number of
these services it allows us to pass on the savings to our