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James Island Dentist: Restore Your Smile with Ammons Dental

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!

Tour our Dental Clinic in James Island, SC

If you are in or near James Island, South Carolina, we encourage you to come by for a tour. We would love to have the opportunity to talk with you about your dental needs and show you around the office. We have lots of amenities to make your visit much more pleasant, including Wi-Fi, headphones so you can listen to music while we work on your smile, pillows and blankets to keep you warm and cozy, refreshments, and so much more!

We even have some amenities for the kids because we understand that sometimes kids have anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. We strive to do whatever we can to make sure that the entire experience is a pleasant one because we want you to keep coming back so that we can help you keep your smile healthy and confident. We also want you to share your experience with others and encourage them to come in for a visit.

If our James Island location isn't convenient, we have three other ones to serve you: Downtown Charleston, Summerville, and Camden.

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Dental services

Teeth Whitening

Get your Whiter and Brighter smile with us

Dental emergency

Dental emergency services in James Island, 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 James Island

You may not realize it, but your confidence is significantly impacted by the appearance of your teeth. If you have missing, misaligned, stained, or crooked teeth, you don't really want to smile. Even if you have great oral hygiene habits, you may still have problems, which makes people think that maybe you don't take care of your teeth. When you're dating, these problems can make you feel anxious about kissing someone.


In addition to your confidence, dental health also affects your overall physical health. At Ammons Dental by Design in James Island, we understand the importance of healthy teeth and gums and we are here to help you achieve a healthy, confident smile.

We offer a variety of dental services, including cosmetic dentistry, such as orthodontics, dental veneers, CEREC same-day crowns, dental implants, and more. Whether your dental issues are related to aesthetics or functionality, we can help.


Oral Health
Tooth restoration procedures are about more than just aesthetics- it also addresses other oral issues. For example, when we repair a broken tooth with an implant or a bridge, it helps you avoid tooth decay in the future. Dental implants and bridges also improve your chewing ability and speech.
Almost Painless

One of the primary reasons people have anxiety when it comes to vising the dentist is because they are concerned about the pain. We understand this, which is why we offer a variety of amenities to make you feel comfortable. However, we do also want you to know that most of today's cosmetic dental procedures are minimally invasive and therefore, almost painless.

In fact, our teeth whitening treatment is 100% non-invasive and painless. One treatment will remove years' worth of stains.

On the other hand, we do have some treatments that are a bit more invasive- but the improvements in technology and anesthesia have made them much safer and easier. We do offer amenities to make you more comfortable while we work, such as pillows and blankets to keep you cozy and headphones so you can listen to music or a podcast.

If these comforts are not enough, we do offer sedation dentistry. However, if you choose this, you'll want to make sure you have someone with you that can drive you home

Cost is a common reason people avoid going to the dentist. They are worried that the procedures will be out of their reach. However, it might not be as expensive as you think because most dental plans will at least partially cover cosmetic dental treatments, especially when there are restorative benefits as well. Plus, due to advanced technology, treatments are more efficient, so they take less time- which reduces the overall cost.
Quality of Life
When the team at our James Island clinic restores your smile, we also restore your confidence. When your confidence is restored, you smile more. However, that's not the only thing cosmetic dentistry does. It also improves your oral health. Your oral health has an impact on your physical health- so it is improved as well, which greatly improves your overall quality of life.
Natural Smile
Many years ago, when patients would have restorative treatments such as implants, bridges, veneers, dentures, etc, they looked fake. However, today's dental prostheses look natural. At Ammons Dental by Design in James Island, we take the time to match your prostheses to your preferences and needs. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your results. We blend your prostheses to your natural teeth and strive to maintain the natural structure of your teeth.
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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 Simple and Affordable

At Ammons Dental by Design in James Island, South Carolina, we understand that dental insurance can get complicated. That's why we handle your claim from beginning to end, so you have one less thing to worry about.
We want you to know that we do accept a variety of dental insurances at our James Island clinic, including the following:

We will contact your dental insurance company to determine your coverage. Once we know which treatments are covered and which ones are not, we will discuss your options with you and make sure that you know what you can expect to pay out-of-pocket. You will not receive any surprise bills from us. When you call to schedule your free consultation, be sure to request an updated list of providers we accept.

Some insurance companies include a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).  You can use either one of those to pay for your dental expenses. On the other hand, if you do not have those and can't afford to pay for treatment up-front, we do offer two options for financing your treatment:


CareCredit is a credit card you can use to pay for healthcare expenses, including dental treatments such as cosmetic dentistry. LendingClub is a healthcare loan that you can use to cover your dental treatments and other healthcare expenses. Both options ease your up-front cost and breaks it up into monthly payments that are much easier to manage.

Some of the benefits of these financing options include:

  • Easy, online application process
  • Quick decisions
  • Upon approval, use immediately
  • Finance all or part of the cost of your procedures
  • Zero/low interest plans
  • Extended terms, in some cases

As you can see, we have plenty of options. Be sure to discuss these when you come in for your free consultation. We don't want you to have to put off your dental treatment because of finances. We will work with you to find a solution.

At Ammons Dental by Design in James Island, we love our military families, and as a thank you, we do offer military discounts. Cash patients who don't qualify for LendingClub or CareCredit are eligible for the promotions that we offer from time to time. However, you cannot combine multiple promos and they cannot be used with dental insurance. These are for our cash patients only.

Call Ammons Dental by Design in James Island today to learn more about your options when it comes to paying for your dental treatments. We strive to make the entire process simple and affordable. We know that your oral health is of utmost importance- don't put off treatment because you're concerned about finances.

The Dentist You Can Trust in James Island, SC

At Ammons Dental by Design in James Island, we understand that there are lots of cosmetic dentistry options and it can be hard to choose the best one. However, we are here to provide you with some guidance. Dr. Ammons has the knowledge and experience to recommend the appropriate procedure for every need:

Bonding for Cracked/Fractured Teeth

A cracked or fractured tooth can be unsettling. However, we can fix it! We offerdental bonding for these cases, which is a cosmetic dental procedure where we apply resin to your damaged teeth to cover the imperfections. We will color-match the resin to your other teeth, so you don't have to worry about it sticking out. Before applying the resin, we will roughen the surface of your tooth so that it will stick. Once applied, we will shape it to match the surrounding teeth and use a UV light to harden the resin. Finally, we will apply a polish to match the surrounding teeth. Bonding can last up to 10 years.

Veneers for Damaged Teeth

Veneers are the most common cosmetic dental procedure for patients who are unhappy with their smile. This is a lot like bonding, except it is a more permanent solution and is primarily for aesthetics.

We will start by making a mold of your current teeth. Then, we will remove approximately 1 millimeter of enamel from your natural teeth and replace it with an overlay made of thin composite resin or porcelain. This will fortify the surface of your teeth and improve their appearance.

This is not the best treatment option for all patients. Therefore, you'll want to discuss your options with Dr. Ammons and the team when you come in for your free consultation.

Whitening for Discolored Teeth
Tooth whitening is a quick, easy solution for discolored teeth. Sometimes, patients choose to whiten their teeth at home with an OTC kit. However, in-office whitening treatments will give you much better results. These treatments often use heat and light along with the bleaching gel. Of course, you will need more than one visit to see a substantial difference.
Implants for Missing Teeth

The most common option for one missing tooth is a dental implant. On the other hand, if you have several missing teeth in a row, you might want to consider a dental bridge. We can do a traditional dental bridge, which will use your natural teeth on either side of the gap for stability or an implant-supported bridge in which we will insert an implant on either side of the gap, which the bridge will use for stability.


Smile Makeover with Favorite Dentist in James Island

Your smile is the first thing people see when they meet you. Are you truly happy with what you see when you look in the mirror? If not, don't worry- we have options to help you improve your smile and ultimately, your overall health.

If you are in or near James Island and you want to find out what you can do to improve your smile, schedule a consultation today for a smile makeover. Dr. Ammons is James Island's favorite dentist because he takes the time to connect with his patients. At Ammons Dental by Design, you're not just a patient- you're a part of our family.

A smile makeover is primarily focused on aesthetics and includes treatments such as:
  • Braces/Invisalign
  • Crowns
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
We also offer implants, including individual implants, All-on-4, implant-supported dentures, and implant-supported bridges. During your initial consultation, we will work with you to determine the treatments you need and help you get that flawless, confident smile.

Of course, we do understand that there are some patients who have significant dental issues and require much more than a smile makeover. Some have missing teeth, tooth decay, gum disease, and more. In this case, we recommend a full-mouth restoration, which includes treatments such as:

Root canals
Porcelain veneers

Contact Ammons Dental by Design in James Island today to schedule your free consultation. We will work with you to diligently understand your needs and goals, creating a treatment plan customized to you.

Lock-in on your perfect dental veneers

At Ammons Dental by Design in James Island, we offer porcelain veneers to improve your smile. These prostheses are custom-made to fit your mouth. A veneer is a thin shell that covers your teeth, typically used on the front teeth. Some of the ways that a veneer can improve your smile are:

  • Closes gaps
  • Hides imperfections 
  • Whiten/brightens smile 
  • Straightens teeth without braces 
  • Covers cracks/chips

If you're stuck between bonding and veneers it's important to understand that veneers are a long-term solution, bonding is not. If your primary goal is a lasting improvement to your appearance, veneers are your best option. At our James Island clinic, we can provide you with the perfect dental veneers.

Ammons Dental by Design in James Island, South Carolina is the most prominent dental clinic in the area. We have the knowledge and expertise to fix any dental issues you may have and give you back your confident smile.

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