If you are near our James Island Dental 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.
At Ammons Dental by Design in James Island, we know that first impressions are everything and the first thing people notice when they meet you is your smile. Think about what your smile (or lack of one) is saying. Do you have a bright, white, picture-perfect smile? If so, great! We would still love to see you to help you maintain it.
On the other hand, if you are unhappy with your smile because you have missing teeth or teeth that are broken, chipped, or cracked, or any other issue- we would love to see you in our James Island office. We offer a variety of options to restore your smile and give you back your confidence.
If you are missing teeth, we offer implants, bridges, and dentures. If your teeth are chipped, cracked, or broken, we offer veneers and bonding. During your initial free consultation, we will determine what your needs are and build a custom treatment plan. We want everyone in James Island to be happy with their smile!
Dr. Ammons graduated magna cum laude from Clemson University with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering. He then went on to attend the prestigious Medical University of South Carolina School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. After graduation, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, where he focused on surgical placement and restoration of dental implants.
Dr. Jay Hustead brings to the James Island office over 25 years of experience in cosmetic and comprehensive dentistry. As a third generation dentist, he followed both his father and grandfather to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University.
While owning and operating large group practices in Maryland, Dr. Hustead also served as Dental Director for a regional dental insurance company. He found time to be one of the original founders of the Stanton Dental Center in Annapolis which was a free clinic for those less fortunate in need of dental care. Dr. Hustead participated with the Mission of Mercy in Maryland as well.
Dental insurance can be quite complicated, so we take that burden off of you.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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 their advantages and disadvantages.
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 includes the following:
Tuesday – Friday:
7am - 4pm
1739-B Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412, United States
7 am–4 pm