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.

Crown

What are Crowns? 

Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. A dental crown may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay or replace a pre-existing crown. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth.

The purpose of a dental crown is to encase a needy tooth with a custom-designed material. It completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns can be made from many materials. 

The three predominant choices of restorative materials used by the dentists at Frank Cuddy & Associates Dental Surgery for the full coverage crowns are: Porcelain-fused-to-metal, All-ceramic (all-porcelain) and gold. The material selected is determined by the clinical demands at hand; esthetical demands, strength requirements, material durability and restorative space available. 

There is a huge difference in cost between using expensive precious metals such as gold and palladium and cheap metals such as nickel. The risk of using these is that allergies are possible, staining or tattooing of the gum is possible and there may be reaction between different metals. Often a non-precious metal will not last as long. At Frank Cuddy & Associates Dental Surgery we normally use precious metals or pure porcelains in our restorations 

The Dental Crown Clinical Procedure

During the dental crown procedure, your dentist prepares the tooth and makes a molded impression of the teeth to send to a dental laboratory. A fitted, temporary crown is created during this visit to temporarily protect the tooth while the final restoration is being made in the dental laboratory. Once completed, the tooth crown is cemented or adhesively bonded at a later visit.

Dental Crowns Recovery and Aftercare

After your permanent crown has been placed, your dentist will provide you with information about caring for your new restoration. In general, maintain proper oral hygiene habits by brushing twice daily and flossing with dental floss or interdental cleaners (specially designed brushes and sticks) once a day. These practices will help to remove plaque from the area where the crown meets the gum, and help prevent dental decay and gum disease. Your dentist may recommend a visit to our hygienist Ms Sally Conboy (RHD Hygienst) for thorough professional cleaning a few months after the permanent crown has been placed. 

It is important that you avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects, since this could damage your crown. It also is important to avoid biting your fingernails and grinding your teeth. If you habitually clench or grind your teeth, your dentist may recommend wearing a night-time mouth guard to help protect your crowns while sleeping. Mouth guards to specifically fit your mouth (precisely around your teeth) can be designed at Frank Cuddy & Associates Dental Surgery.