Your smile is important because it's one of the first things people see when they meet you. Unfortunately, many people struggle with issues with their teeth and don't have the confident, picture-perfect smile they've dreamed of. That is where we come in. At Ammons Dental by Design in Summerville, we can help you get that picture-perfect smile and restore your confidence.
If you are in or near Summerville, South Carolina, consider stopping by for a visit and a tour. We would love the chance to show you our amenities, including refreshments, Wi-Fi, pillows/blankets, and so much more. We even offer amenities for kids too! Our primary goal is to make sure that you are comfortable with your dental treatment. We will treat you like family!
If our Summerville clinic is not convenient for you, we do have other locations in South Carolina: James Island, Camden, and Downtown Charleston.
Think about the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror. Were you really happy with what you saw? If so, great! However, if you're like most Americans, chances are you noticed that you have a few dental issues that detract from your smile.
If your teeth are chipped or broken, your confidence is likely to be harmed. You may not go out as much and you don't smile very often. However, cosmetic dentistry procedures help improve your smile and give you that lost confidence back.
Many people avoid cosmetic dental treatments because they are concerned about the cost. The truth is, investing in these treatments now is cost-effective in the long run. Not only will restorative dental procedures improve your smile, but they also improve your oral health- so you actually save money in the long run. Finally, most procedures are covered by insurance, so it may be more affordable than you think.
Most people take better care of their teeth and practice better oral hygiene habits after investing in cosmetic dentistry and implants. Plus, having your teeth restored now will prevent issues in the future.
We understand that dental insurance can be tricky. Therefore, we take care of filing and tracking your claim, so that's one less thing you have to worry about. Before we proceed with treatment, we will make sure that you are aware of your out-of-pocket cost will be.
Also, many dental insurances do cover cosmetic procedures. We will contact your insurer about what they cover and what they don't.
Make sure to speak with a team member at our Summerville clinic for an up-to-date list of insurance providers we accept. If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), we accept those too!
At our Summerville clinic, we also understand that dental procedures can be expensive (but worth it!). Therefore, if you are unable to pay for them out-of-pocket, we do offer financing options, including:
These options can ease that up-front financial burden and break it up into easy-to-manage monthly payments.
CareCredit works like a credit card to pay for healthcare expenses. The great thing about it is, it's not limited to dental care. You can use it for other healthcare expenses. In fact, you may even be able to use it at the veterinarian for your furry family members!
LendingClub® is more like a healthcare loan.
We have options, so you don't have to put these treatments off. Some of the benefits of CareCredit and LendingClub include:
In addition to these options, we also offer military discounts as a thank you to our military families. We do run specials from time to time as well to help you save money, especially if you are a cash patient. Our specials cannot be combined with other promotions or in-network dental plans. Contact a team member at our Summerville clinic for more information. We are here to help you learn more and understand your options. We don't want you to have to put off your dental treatment- so call us today!
Many Americans are missing at least one tooth and if you are one of them, you should know that Ammons Dental by Design in Summerville, South Carolina can help! Often, the "go-to" for replacing missing teeth is dental implants.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jawbone. The bone fuses around the post, securing it in place. The dentist will then attach an abutment. Then, depending on your needs, a dental appliance will be attached to the abutment. This may be a crown, a bridge, or a denture. This will replace the missing tooth or teeth, giving you your smile back.
Your treatment starts with a consultation and complete evaluation. Dr. Ammons and the team will determine what your dental needs are and recommend appropriate treatments to address them. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments and would be happy to explain which one we feel is best and why.
At Ammons Dental by Design, we understand how tricky it can be to choose the best cosmetic dental procedure. However, we can give you the guidance you need to find what you are looking for.
When you notice a cracked tooth, it can be a bit upsetting. However, we do offer a procedure that can fix those cracks/fractures: bonding. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure where a resin is applied to damaged teeth to cover imperfections. The resin will be color-matched to the rest of your teeth so its not noticeable. Prior to applying the resin, the dentist will roughen the surface of the tooth so the resin will stick. Once the resin is applied, it will be shaped to match your original tooth and a UV light will be used to harden it. Finally, a polish will be added to match your natural teeth.
Bonding is a great solution for cracked, chipped, and decaying teeth. It can last up to 10 years.
For patients who are unhappy with their smile, veneers are a great option. They are a lot like bonding but are a more permanent solution. This is why it is one of the most common types of cosmetic dental treatments that people choose when they want to improve the physical appearance of their teeth.
First, the team at Ammons Dental by Design will make a mold of your current teeth. Then, they will remove about 1 millimeter of enamel and replace it with thin porcelain or composite resin. This provides your tooth with a stronger surface and improved appearance.
However, it's important to note that not everyone is a good candidate for veneers, so make sure to discuss this with Dr. Ammons and the team at your consultation.
Tooth whitening, or tooth bleaching, is a quick and easy cosmetic dentistry solution for teeth that are discolored. Some patients choose to whiten their teeth at home with OTC kits. However, in-office whitening kits are much stronger and use other techniques that include heat and light.
Typically, you will need to have several in-office whitening sessions to notice a significant difference.
The most common cosmetic dental procedure for missing teeth is implants. However, if you are missing multiple teeth, you may need something else. A dental bridge is often the "go-to" because it can replace one or more teeth to fill in the gaps in your smile. Not only do dental bridges improve your appearance, but they also offer stability to the rest of your natural teeth.
In addition to these options, we have several other cosmetic dental procedures that can give your smile a makeover:
Whatever your dental needs are, you can trust Ammons Dental by Design with your Smile Makeover. Schedule your consultation today to learn more!
Dental veneers are a thin shell that covers your tooth or teeth- primarily to hide a chipped or cracked tooth, discolored tooth, or a gap between teeth. When applied, veneers can give you that perfect smile you always dreamed of. There are some things you should keep in mind when determining if veneers are right for you.
If you're debating between bonding and veneers, you should know that though they are similar, bonding is not going to last as long as veneers. If appearance is your primary goal, veneers are a great option.
However, if you are debating between dental implants and dental veneers, it's important to know that they are both long-term solutions. However, veneers are typically used on the front teeth since those are visible. Implants are meant to replace a missing tooth or teeth and are more for functionality and therefore, typically used on the back teeth. If appearance matters, veneers are an option. On the other hand, if functionality matters, you might want to consider implants.
Ammons Dental by Design in Summerville, South Carolina is the premier dental office in Summerville. We can help you achieve that picture-perfect smile with veneers or other cosmetic dental procedures.