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Downtown Charleston Dentist: Get Your Confident Smile Back!

When meeting someone for the first time, most people would agree that their smile (or lack of) is the thing they remember most. Unfortunately, dental problems such as cracked/chipped teeth, missing teeth, discolored teeth, can be embarrassing and make people not want to smile. If you have dental issues or you just want whiter or straighter teeth, schedule a consultation with Ammons Dental by Design in Downtown Charleston. We will be happy to meet with you and explore your options.

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Tour Our Dental Clinic in Charleston, South Carolina

If you are near our Downtown Charleston clinic, we would love to have you stop by so we can show you around. We offer a variety of amenities that you may not find in other dental offices: Wi-Fi, pillows/blankets to keep you cozy and warm, refreshments, headphones so you can listen to your favorite music or podcast, and so much more. We even offer amenities for the kids. We want your experience at Ammons Dental by Design to be a pleasant one. We want you to understand that dental visits are nothing to be anxious over.

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Dental services


Get your Whiter and Brighter smile with us

Dental Emergency

Dental emergency services in Charleston, SC


Get your picture-perfect smile with veneers from Ammons dental by design

Root Canal

Do you have cavities? Preserve your infected or damaged tooth with us

Teeth Straightening

Crossbite? Underbite? Get a perfect smile to restore your confidence

Dental Implants

Missing teeth? An implant is your best choice


Get your new teeth today. Restore your smile!

Denture Stabilization

Snap-on or Snap-in Dentures from Ammons dental by design


Damaged or discolored Crown? Get a new one today!

Why Choose Ammons Dental for Your Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implant Needs in Charleston, South Carolina?

When your teeth are stained, missing, crooked, or misaligned, it can have an impact on your confidence. Even if you do have wonderful oral hygiene habits, people might assume you don't. Dental issues may make you feel apprehensive about kissing someone you're dating or in a relationship with.


Not only does dental health affect your confidence- but it also affects your physical health in several ways. Therefore, healthy teeth and gums are important. The team at Ammons Dental by Design in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina can help.

We offer a variety of dental services, from cleanings to emergency dental services. We also have several cosmetic dental procedures, including CEREC same-day crowns, dental veneers, dental implants, orthodontics, and more. Whatever dental problems you are experiencing, we can solve them. If you are in or near Charleston, South Carolina, we would love to meet with you and determine what your needs are so that we can help you get your confident smile back! Schedule your consultation today!

Oral Health is Improved
By restoring the structure of your teeth, it also addresses other oral issues. For example, repairing a broken tooth with cosmetic dentistry helps you avoid tooth decay in the future. Dental bridges and implants will improve your speech and chewing ability.
Not as Painful as You Might Think

Many people avoid dentists because they are worried that it will be painful. The staff at our Downtown Charleston clinic understands this. We want you to know that most of the cosmetic dental procedures are minimally invasive and nearly painless.

For example, our teeth whitening treatment is completely non-invasive and therefore pain-free. It removes years of stains with one visit.

However, for the more intensive procedures, some of the latest tech improvements and anesthesia can make the procedures easier and safer. We have several options to keep you comfortable during treatment, including pillows and blankets to keep you warm and cozy or headphones so that you can listen to your favorite music or podcasts while we work. Of course, if that's not enough, we do offer sedation dentistry- just be sure that you bring someone with you that can drive you home after.

More Affordable than You Might Think
Another common reason that people avoid going to the dentist is because they are concerned about the cost. However, it may not be as costly as you might think- especially when there are restorative benefits involved.

Many times, restorative cosmetic procedures are at least partially covered by insurance because they improve the structure of your teeth. Additionally, due to advancements in technology, procedures are much more efficient, making them more affordable.
Improves Quality of Life
When you allow our team at Ammons Dental by Design in Downtown Charleston to replace your damaged/decayed teeth, repair chips, close gaps, and whiten/brighten discolored teeth, it improves your confidence. When you're confident, you smile more. In addition, by restoring the structural integrity of your teeth, your oral health is improved. This ultimately improves your overall health and well-being, as well as your quality of life.
Gives You a Natural Smile
Sometimes, patients are concerned that tooth restorations will look fake. However, at Ammons Dental by Design in Charleston, we take the time and care to customize your prosthetics to match your preferences and personal needs. We will work with you to ensure that you are 100% happy with your results. We make sure that your prostheses blend with your natural teeth and try to maintain as much of the natural structure of your teeth as we can.
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Our  Testimonials

Carrie DoxtaderCarrie Doxtader
01:31 25 Jul 22
The James Island team has been nothing less then amazing and attentive to my dental needs. I would highly recommend this caring and compassionate team for all of your oral care needs.Update: If I could give Dr. Ammons and the rest of his team 1,000 stars I would. Not only did they answer the phone after hours but Dr. Ammons himself met me at the office at 9pm to help alleviate my pain and perform emergency oral surgery. I was again seen immediate the next morning at 7am so that my new treatment plan could be made. I have never heard of a dental practice being so compassionate and committed to their patients. They really are a one in a million team.
Stephanie WilliamsStephanie Williams
21:26 01 Jul 22
I can't even describe how AMAZING my experience with Ammons was. When I came in I was in a seemingly hopeless situation. I was seeing another dentist for OVER A YEAR with no progress or results toward a broken bridge that left me with a huge space and 2 posted teeth. He recommended unnecessary treatments and Oral Surgery that would cost over $20K. He recommended extractions and dental implants that were so far out of reach for me I gave up. He didn't even so much as clean my teeth. Then I came in to Ammons and they changed my life! On my first visit with Dr. Hustead and team I had an affordable solution that included deep teeth cleaning, fixing cavities, and a brand new appliance to replace one that broke after 15 years of use. My very difficult case was completed in 3 appointments in less than 90 days and I am BLOWN AWAY by how great it looks. The cost was less than what I spent on a year's worth of useless appointments at my other dentist. Not only did he save me from the wrong and terribly negligent advice from my old dentist, but Dr. Hustead gave me details on next steps that could take my smile a step further to being near perfect when I can afford to invest in additional work. Long story short, Dr. Hustead and the full team at Ammons, I LOVE YOU ALL!!! I cried after I got home with my new smile. I never thought my teeth could look this good, and I was so scared that if I couldn't come up with $20K I'd be stuck with no solution. Thank you to each and every team member at Ammons who made me feel like part of the family and not just dollar signs. This is how all businesses should operate.
Nathaniel DanielNathaniel Daniel
03:27 05 Apr 22
After reviewing my options at two other Dental Practices, I found Ammons Dental by Design, James Island location.Then entire welcoming staff made the experience affordable, as pain free as possible and I am delighted with the results. The staff keeps me coming back for my checkups, minor adjustments and cleaning. It has been years since I could open my mouth and smile, thanks to all of you.Nathaniel K. Daniel (Peter)James Island

Dental Financing Simplified and Affordable

We are a provider for several insurers, including:

Dental insurance can be quite complicated, so we take that burden off of you. We file and track your claim, so you don't have to worry about it. Once we find out what is and is not covered, we will be able to explain to you what you will be financially responsible for before we proceed with treatment. Believe it or not, many dental insurances do cover cosmetic procedures- especially if they are also restorative.


When you call for your consultation, make sure to speak with a member of the team at our Downtown Charleston clinic to get an up-to-date list of insurers. We also accept Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) funds as well.

We do understand that even when you have insurance, dental procedures can be a little hard on the budget. However, avoiding treatment will only cause the situation to escalate, which will end up costing you more in the long run.


If you do not have room in your budget for dental work, we offer a couple of financing options, including:


These options can ease your up-front financial burden, breaking it up into monthly payments that are much easier to manage.

LendingClub is basically a healthcare loan. You use the funds to cover healthcare expenses, including cosmetic dentistry.

CareCredit, on the other hand, is a credit card for healthcare expenses, including dental care. It covers all family member- even the furry ones!

As you can see, at Ammons Dental by Design, we do have options. You do not have to put your dental treatment off. There are several benefits associated with both CareCredit and LendingClub:

  • Easy to apply online
  • Quick decision
  • Finance all or only a portion of the cost
  • Can be used right away upon approval
  • Some expenses offer extended terms
  • Zero/low-interest plans available¬†

As a thank you to our military members and their families, we do offer military discounts and from time to time, we offer specials for cash patients. You cannot use the specials along with other promos or in-network dental plans.

Call our Downtown Charleston clinic today to learn more about your financial options, including insurance coverage. We have the knowledge to help you understand your options. Stop putting off your dental treatment because you think you can't afford it.

The Charleston Dentist You Can Trust

Dr. Ammons and the team at our Downtown Charleston clinic are committed to providing high-quality dental care for our patients in and around Downtown Charleston. After all, dental health is critical to your overall health. We are committed to improving your dental health and giving your smile back. Whether you have a need for emergency dental services or you just need your teeth cleaned and an exam, we can help.

When someone is missing a tooth, the "go-to" treatment option is implants. In addition to replacing a tooth, they also stabilize dentures, bridges, and other dental prostheses. An implant will be surgically inserted into your jawbone. this will stimulate bone growth, causing the bone to fuse around the implant. Once healed, a crown, bridge, or denture will be attached. You can choose between permanent or removable dentures or bridges- both have advantages and disadvantages.

Veneers are another option for improving your smile. Veneers can hide chipped/cracked teeth and discolored teeth. If you are in or near Downtown Charleston, you can trust Dr. Ammons at Ammons Dental by Design to give you back your confident smile.

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Smile Makeover with Charleston's Favorite Dentist

If you think you might be interested in improving your smile and you're near Downtown Charleston, South Carolina, consider a smile makeover from Charleston's favorite dentist, Dr. Ammons, at Ammons Dental by Design.

Typically, a smile makeover is simply for aesthetics and includes the following:

When it comes to dental implants, we have a variety of options: individual implants, implant-supported dentures, implant-supported bridges, All-on-4, and so much more. We will work with you to give you a perfect, confident smile.

However, we also understand that there are some patients who need more than a simple smile makeover. They have serious dental issues. In this case, we recommend a full-mouth restoration. This includes procedures like:

  • Root canals
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Crowns
  • Extractions
  • Bridges
  • Dental implants

Contact Ammons Dental by Design in Downtown Charleston today to schedule your consultation. We can help you understand your needs and goals and create a customized treatment plan.

Lock-in On Your Perfect Dental Veneers

A dental veneer is a thin porcelain shell that covers your tooth or teeth. It is designed to cover a chipped/cracked tooth, a gap between teeth, or discolored teeth. When applied properly, veneers will give you a confident smile. Of course, there are a few things that you need to consider when determining if veneers are appropriate for your dental needs.

If you're trying to decide whether to go with bonding or veneers, it's important to note that bonding is not going to last as long. Other than that, they are very similar. If your primary goal is appearance, veneers are the way to go.


On the other hand, dental veneers and dental implants are both long-term solutions. The difference is that veneers are used on the front teeth since they can be seen. Implants are used to replace a missing tooth/teeth and are for functionality. They are typically used on back teeth. Again, if appearance is the primary goal, veneers may be the best option but if functionality is a consideration, implants may be the better option.

Ammons Dental by Design in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina is the leading dental clinic in Charleston. We have the expertise to help you achieve that confident smile- whether with veneers or another cosmetic dental procedure.

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