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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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:
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.