Our office is open to current and new patients. To See COVID-19 Office Update CLICK HERE

Our office is open to current and new patients. To See COVID-19 Office Update CLICK HERE

Ammons Dental by Design in James Island, SC

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!

Why Choose Ammons Dental for Your Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implant Needs in James Island, SC?

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.

James Island office operating room

Why would you want to choose Ammons Dental by Design in James Island for your cosmetic dentistry and implant needs?

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.

Our Testimonials (150 words)

At Ammons Dental by Design in James Island, our patients are part of the family. You will be treated with the same southern hospitality that South Carolina is known for.

If you have any questions or concerns about our treatment options, we want you to feel free to bring them up. We are here for you, no matter what your dental needs are, and we want you to be 100% comfortable and confident in our treatment options. Our staff is trained to help you understand how we can meet your needs with CEREC same-day crowns, dental veneers, dental implants, bridges, dentures, and more.

When you contact our James Island office, one of our friendly reception staff will answer and help you schedule your appointment. We will request your insurance information at that time so that we can work on verifying coverage and determining what procedures will be covered and how much.

We are here to help you get your confident smile back, no matter what your age. We have plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable, including headphones, Wi-Fi, pillows and blankets, and more. We even have things to help your children relax. We want the entire experience to be a pleasant one.

If you or your child is still anxious about dental work, ask about sedation dentistry. This will help you relax completely while we work. No matter what your dental needs are, we can give you back your smile with cosmetic dental procedures at our James Island location.

Dental Financing Simplified 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:

  • MetLife 
  • Delta Dental 
  • Delta Dental Premier 
  • Cigna  

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 
  • LendingClub  

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 application 
  • Quick decision 
  • Use immediately upon approval 
  • Finance all or a portion of procedures 
  • Zero and 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 offer dental 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.

Tour our Dentist Office 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. 

James Island office waiting room

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

Ammons Dental by Design Summerville team

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:

  • Extractions 
  • Root canals 
  • Implants 
  • Crowns 
  • Bridges 
  • 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.

Schedule Now

View More Specials

Featured in the July 2019 edition of Dentistry Today: Implant and Prosthetic Efficiency Breakthroughs: Recent Advances in Implant Design and Drilling Protocols

Call (843) 380-8889
or let us call you.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Office Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm


1739-B Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29412

Contact Us

Phone: ​​​​​​​(843) 380-8889
Fax: (843) 990-9504


Meet Your James Island Dental Team

Dentist in Charleston, Summerville, & Camden

Dentist in Charleston, Summerville, & Camden

Skip to content