Dental Services

Dr. Cox and our team offer comprehensive dental care in all areas of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Whether you need a continuing care appointment, a complete smile makeover, or anything between, we are prepared to meet your dental goals. Our dental services include:

Bridges

A dental bridge is a non-removable dental appliance used to replace a missing tooth (or missing teeth). Bridges are used to fill in gaps between teeth and restore functionality to the bite. Please call us to schedule an appointment if you are interested in receiving a bridge treatment.

Bonding

Bonding restores beauty and functionality to the teeth. After bonding, your teeth will be stronger, your smile brighter, and your confidence higher. The smile you’ve always wanted may not be far away.

Cosmetic Fillings

A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, and so forth. When enough natural, healthy tooth is present, composite or cosmetic (white) fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. In just one appointment, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed, cleaned, and filled.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth? With today’s advances in cosmetic dentistry, you can have the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. A little change in your smile can make a big change in your appearance. Our practice offers a full range of cosmetic dental services to completely makeover your smile. Schedule your next appointment with us soon to achieve the beautiful results you want.

Dentures

A denture is a removable dental appliance created to replace missing teeth. Dentures are an important part of keeping the teeth and mouth in frame when one or more teeth are missing. If you are considering dentures as a solution to your missing teeth, we invite you to give us a call. We will discuss your options with you and help you achieve a complete, functional smile.

Crowns

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth’s surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. We use iTERO scanning technology for cutting-edge restorations, including crowns, bridges, and implant abutments in place of a traditional impression. In certain circumstances, one-visit CEREC in-office crowns are also offered. Please call our office to learn how you can benefit from this dental service.

Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are a solution for replacing single or multiple missing teeth. They serve as a replacement for both root and tooth and restore strength, stability, resilience, and support to the mouth and jawbone.

The implants are placed surgically to the upper and lower jawbone of your teeth. When attached, an implant will look and feel like a natural tooth and will enhance and restore your smile. Dr. Cox performs full implant services in-office, so there is no need to go to a specialist’s office for your implants.

Extractions

Once your permanent teeth are grown in, there may be some instances where the tooth (or teeth) may need to be extracted. These cases need to be properly diagnosed by a professional dentist—any and all alternatives should be discussed when considering tooth extraction. Dr. Cox will answer your questions and give you the information you need to take charge of your dental health.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a form of sedation dentistry. It is a great way to reduce or eliminate anxiety for the fearful patient. It is safe, effective, and convenient!

If you would like to learn more about how nitrous oxide is used in our office, or if you are interested in inhalation sedation at your next appointment, feel free to call us. We are happy to address all of your questions and concerns.

Invisalign

Do you want straighter teeth but do not like the thought of brackets, wires and bands? Invisalign is the clear alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are virtually invisible. These aligners are comfortable and easy to use. They provide gentle pressure that will gradually straighten your smile. Invisalign is extremely effective and can help you correct:

  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Misalignment

Invisalign can correct as many dental flaws as traditional metal braces, yet it is a much more convenient treatment option.

Periodontal Care

We work to maintain the overall health of your mouth, including your gums. To avoid advancement in periodontal (gum) disease, practice good oral hygiene, eat a balanced diet, and attend regularly scheduled dental appointments. If there is any pain or discomfort surrounding your teeth or gums, it is strongly recommended that you visit a dentist immediately.

Non-Surgical Gum Treatment

Periodontics deals with the gums, tissues, and bones that support the teeth. It is preventive in nature and is mainly concerned with preventing and treating periodontal or gum disease. We offer deep cleaning services at our practice, including scaling and root planing. We are committed to maintaining our patients’ overall oral health. We will work with you to help you achieve lasting health for your teeth and gums.

Root Canal Therapy

When the inner nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay or infection, root canal therapy may be required to restore the tooth. Root canal therapy will provide full functionality to the tooth and mouth, and will not cause any future problems with adjacent teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are designed to help your smile look its best. Porcelain veneers are shaped and custom-made in a dental laboratory. When bonded to your teeth, they can make your smile beautiful and flawless. Veneers can enhance your smile by:

  • Cosmetically perfecting your smile
  • Correcting crooked teeth
  • Fixing misshapen teeth
  • Correcting severe discolorations/stains on teeth
  • Correcting teeth that are too small or too large
  • Fixing unwanted/uneven spaces between teeth
  • Repairing chipped or worn teeth

Please call us to learn more about how porcelain veneers can improve your smile.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry involves the use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax the nervous patient prior to dental treatment. All cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments can safely be performed during dental sedation. There are many different types of sedation, including intravenous (IV) and nitrous oxide. Consult with your dentist before choosing which type of sedation is right for you.

What precautions do I need to take?

Before choosing dental sedation, remember to consult with the dentist. Many types of sedation have lingering effects. For the safety of everyone, patients who receive dental sedation treatment should have a family member or friend present to drive them home from their appointment.

Sealants

A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. This is where decay most often occurs. A sealant prevents tooth decay by covering the pits and grooves of chewing surfaces and sealing out decay-causing food and germs. Please call our office for more information about how this service can help you.

Whitening

Like many people, you may feel unhappy about the color of your teeth. Maybe you have even tried over-the-counter bleaching products with little to no success. You need an effective way to remove the stains that give your teeth that dull, yellow appearance. With our whitening system, you can achieve that brilliant smile you have been dreaming of! Our office is pleased to offer both in-office and take-home whitening options. Call today to schedule your next appointment and being improving the look of your smile.

We would love to show you how our dental services can enhance the health and beauty of your smile. For modern dental care for the whole family, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cox in Plano, TX. We hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience!

TMJ Treatments

TMJD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, refers to a group of disorders affecting the joint that joins the jaw to the skull (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ). There are many ways to treat TMJD, just as there are many causes and symptoms. We will discuss with you your options for TMJD treatment. If you are interested in learning more about TMJD and what we can do for you, please give us a call. We are happy to care for all of your dental needs.