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.

Dental Implants 

Dental Implants is  an ideal solution for patients missing teeth. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth or dentures. Unlike dentures and bridges, implants are attached to your jawbone. They are permanently set in the jaw and affixed with replacement teeth, preventing painful shifting in the mouth.

Implants can benefit patients of any age. Whether for a single missing tooth or for replacement of all a patient’s teeth, dental implants are now recognized as the standard treatment for a full range of problems. For example, dental implants can do the following

  • Ÿ  Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
  • Ÿ  Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
  • Ÿ  Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

The implant looks and feels like your natural teeth, so you can eat your favourite foods again and  smile with confidence. Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gum tissue and adequate bone to support the implant. If you are interested in finding out if dental implants are a good alternative for you, an initial consultation with any of the dentists at Frank Cuddy & Associates Dental Surgery will determine if you are a candidate for implants.

There are a number of types of implants available.

Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most commonly used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.

Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework's posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone

Dental Implants have advantages  over Dentures or a Bridge

Esthetic Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.

Tooth-saving Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighbouring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!

Confidence Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They'll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues. Some people cannot use removable dentures however hard they try and however hard the dentist tries to make the dentures a good fit. 

Reliable The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.

The Dental implant Procedure

Dental implant procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist and your periodontist. (A periodontist is a dental specialist with  specialty training in diagnosing, preventing and treating gum disease. A periodontist  can also place dental implants) Your periodontist and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist and dentist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.

You are given a local anaesthetic and an implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth, then the  gum is stitched so that it heals over the implant.

The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.

In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.