Cox Family Dentistry
Overview410 Chatham Square Office Park Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Meet the Doctors:
Gregory Cox, D.D.S.---Dr. Cox graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1989. He has practiced in Fredericksburg since 1991. Dr. Cox is a member of the American Dental Association, the L.D. Pankey Institute, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Cox has attended numerous continuing education courses. On average, he accumulates over 100 hours of continuing education credits each year.
His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Cox has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments and root canal treatments.
Sherri Wilkerson Cox, D.D.S.---Dr. Sherri Wilkerson Cox received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Southern Nazarene University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1989. She completed her Orthodontic Residency from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1991.
After the completion of her Orthodontic Residency, Dr. Wilkerson Cox became a full-time Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Wilkerson Cox was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, The Dental Honor Society. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Rappahannock Valley Dental Society and the Medical College of Virginia Association for Orthodontic Research.
Full Line of Services
Our services include but not limited to general dentistry, orthodontics, teeth whitening, full mouth rejuvenation and rehabilitation, tooth colored restoration and filling, dental implants and dentures and much more. We passionately strive to provide preventive, restorative and aesthetic dentistry, helping enhance your quality of life and self image. We'll be glad to hear from you if you have any questions.
Our number one priority is our patient's comfort. We use every advancement and tool to make sure you have a comfortable experience during your dental visit. Sedation dentistry is available to ensure your peace of mind.
We have a modern sterilization system that surpasses OSHA requirements. The source of water for our dental units is distilled water (bottled water) which removes any chances for contamination from regular tap water such as that used in most dental offices.
Our friendly and competent staff is dedicated to patient comfort and quality of care. We provide the best and latest in dental technology and treatment options.
- Inlays/Onlays: Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet cosmetic way to provide a "filling" to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by your dentist.
- Composite Bonding: Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth may be repaired or have their appearance corrected using a procedure called composite bonding. A dental composite material with the look of enamel and dentin is applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light. The result is a restoration that blends invisibly with the remainder of the surrounding tooth structure and the rest of your natural teeth to create a healthy, bright smile.
- Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure. Teeth are often stained from smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea or red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile.
- Dental Veneers: Composite or porcelain laminates that are adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and cracks will improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration. Veneers may also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth or if you have not had success with teeth whitening. Evaluate porcelain veneers cost and determine whether dental insurance may offset the cost.
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires.
Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made, clear "aligners" are produced. Each "aligner" moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then is replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
- Invisalign is clear. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
- Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Invisalign is comfortable. There are no metal brackets or wires as with braces to cause mouth irritation, and no metal or wires means you spend less time in the doctor's chair getting adjustments.
- Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
What are aligners made of?
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.
Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as "contact lenses for teeth."
For years, orthodontists and dentists have used removable appliances for limited treatment. Today, with the application of computer technology and custom manufacturing, Invisalign treats a broader range of cases with greater precision.
During the last 20 years, dental implants have become a desirable alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a range of available options give dentists a variety of new ways to treat and replace lost teeth.
Your dentist can evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time, other parts are placed on the implant to enable your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.
Most patients with adequate bone mass can have implants, although it varies among individuals. Typically an x-ray and CT-scan are performed to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant, as well as to verify the size and kind of implant that should be placed.
Hours of work
Monday-Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.