Opening Hours

Monday - 9am - 5:30pm 

Tuesday - 9am - Till Late

Wednesday - 8am - 5:30pm

Thursday - 9am - 5:30pm 

Friday - 9am - 5:00pm 

Saturday - 9am - 1pm 

Emergency appointments available. 

Treatments available at Cuddy Dentists

Cosmetic

A wide variety of unsightly and unhealthy dental conditions can be corrected including chipped teeth, cracked teeth, misshapen teeth, misaligned teeth and discoloured teeth. Veneers are commonly used in correcting some of the above conditions. The result is an amazing and dramatic improvement in your smile. 

Restorative

There are many different types of restorative treatments available from:

Bridges - Crowns - Dentures.

Here at Cuddy Dentists we provide all of these services under one roof. 

Preventative

Dental hygiene treatment includes professionally cleaning the teeth for the patient. This is usually called scaling and polishing. However, perhaps our most important role is showing the patient the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque.

Bridges

A Dental Bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Dental Bridges are literally "bridge the gap" between remaining teeth, stabilizing the jaw by surrounding those teeth with attractive crowns. The dentists at Frank Cuddy & Associates, Dental surgery can provide several different types of fixed dental bridges (cannot be removed), including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Typically, conventional and cantilever bridges require shaping of the teeth surrounding a missing tooth. Crowns are then placed on the shaped teeth and attached to an artificial tooth (called a pontic). A resin-bonded bridge requires less preparation of adjacent teeth. It is often used to replace front teeth, provided that the gums are healthy and the surrounding teeth do not have extensive dental fillings.

Bridges Consultation and Treatment Planning

If you are considering having a Dental bridge, phone 091 533533 for a consultation with any of the dentists at Frank Cuddy & Associates, Dental Surgery. During the first visit, your dentist examines the health of your gums and other teeth to evaluate if you are a candidate for a dental bridge. If you and your dentist determine that a dental bridge is the best replacement for your missing tooth or teeth, you will be advised of different materials that the dental laboratory can use to make your restoration. Recommended materials will depend upon where in the mouth the bridge will be placed, whether or not you grind or clench your teeth and other factors outlined by your dentist. Dental bridges today can be fabricated from a combination of porcelain and metal, porcelain and gold, or exclusively with high-strength metal-free materials such as zirconia or alumina. All of the above materials can be provided by the dental laboratories used by the dentists at Frank Cuddy & Associates, Dental Surgery

The Dental Bridge Procedure

The procedure involved in having a bridge preparation is a relatively pain free experience however, the preparation visit may take a considerable length of time depending on how many unit are involved. Firstly, you are given a local anaesthetic. Frank Cuddy & Associates, Dental Surgery has introduced a revolutionary new fool proof local anaesthetic at the surgery, which means that you never need to worry that an injection might not work. After the anaesthetic, your dentist will prepare the teeth required to support the bridge. Next, your dentist takes an impression of the prepared teeth. Your bridge is fabricated based on this model by a skilled laboratory technician so that it precisely fits the prepared teeth. While your bridge is being fabricated, your dentist fits you with a temporary bridge so the teeth and gums can be protected from damage until your permanent bridge is ready. To complete the dental bridge procedure, you must return to the dental Surgery for a second visit to have the bridge fitted and cemented.

Dental Bridges Recovery and Post-Procedure Care

After your dental bridge has been cemented into place, your dentist will provide you with hygiene information to maintain the performance and longevity of your restoration, along with the health of your teeth and gums. It is very important that you exercise proper dental hygiene. We strongly recommend that visit your dentist for regular checkups following Dental Bridge(s) and that you attend our hygienist Ms Sally Conboy (RHD Hygienst) for thorough professional cleaning a few months after the bridge has been placed.