What we offer

How can we make you smile?

Specialist Preventative and Cosmetic Dentistry

The Dental Centre in Morningside understands the importance of a perfect smile. Combined with our experience and expertise, we provide the most modern dental techniques and materials to keep you smiling. From tooth whitening to ceramic veneers, and everything in between- we do it all, and we do it well! By utilising the latest fibre-optic technology and an intra-oral camera, you can be rest-assured of an accurate diagnosis and better understanding of your personal treatment requirements. If it’s flawless skin you’re after, enquire about our anti-aging and aesthetic treatments on offer.

Keep calm. Just Breathe.

At The Dental Centre, your comfort in our chair is top priority! For the nervous patient, Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) is a safe and effective sedative agent that helps take the edge off. Feel free to chat to us about how it works and if it could be an option for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry refers to a range of safe oral dental procedures and includes traditional dental procedures with modern techniques, all aimed at enhancing your teeth and smile. Cosmetic Dentistry is normally carried out by a trusted dentist who has specialist knowledge in a range or cosmetic dental procedures.

Crown and Bridge Treatment

Why we use Zirconia.
Zirconia is the oldest and most abundant element in the earth’s crust and is the base for zirconium dioxide (yttrium oxide stabilized zirconium oxide).
Due to its health-friendly characteristics, zirconia is the preferred material of modern dental restorations.
Advantages : 

  • High translucency
  • Possibility to colour the frame structures individually with our patients’ tooth colour.
  • No black margins
  • Absolutely metal-free
  • Excellent health compatibility
  • Extreme solidity
  • Longevity

In addition to being easy to clean, zirconia does not release any allergens or incompatibilities in the mouth.
Due to the extreme hardness and high density of the material, it withstands the highest biting force within all the mouth areas, it does not wear off and so its colour remains unchanged.
With the correct dental construction, zirconia restorations are a life-time investment in your smile.
Should you require specialist advice on crown and bridge treatment, The Dental Centre Morningside is ready to welcome you to our rooms for an assessment and recommended steps to an appropriate treatment plan.


From gaps in your teeth, to midline deviation or a recessive jaw, The Dental Centre has the experience and expertise to solve your individual complications and bring confidence through smiles.
After a professional assessment and discussion with you on specific ‘teeth goals’, our practitioners will recommend one/more of the orthodontic corrections we offer.

We offer both cFast and Invisalign

Partial and Complete Dentures

Your smile matters!
In severe cases where teeth cannot be saved, we may recommend either partial or complete dentures.
Partial dentures are prosthetic devices which can be fixed or removable.
The alternative is full sets of upper and/or teeth which are cast in acrylic or metal/acrylic.
Our practitioners will assess your teeth and gently explain the pros and cons of relevant options for that ultimate set of pearly whites.

Dental Implants

Replacement of one tooth.
In cases where patients experience hereditary failure to produce teeth or who’ve been involved in an accident, The Dental Centre can perfect that smile and replace a lost tooth without needing to file down healthy neighbouring teeth to support a bridge.
*youngsters under the age of 16 should not be treated with implants as their jaws are still not fully developed.

Replacement of numerous teeth
Later in life (generally between age 40 and 50) teeth can be lost due to periodontitis or tooth fractures, usually at the back of the mouth.
Fear not!
Multiple independent implants can be an excellent alternative as treatment is not dependant on the condition of remaining teeth.

Replacement combined with Endentulousness
If you have lost all the teeth in one of your jaws, there are two basic treatment alternatives. You can either have a denture or you can choose implant treatment. A denture works in many cases, but as time passes the underlying bone is reabsorbed so that the prosthesis fits less well. Many people nowadays are totally unable to tolerate a prosthesis for psychological or social reasons. This group is growing every day as people find out about a better alternative – in other words, implants. The feeling of recovering your “own” teeth results in a totally different quality of life.

Implant treatment
Along your journey to smiling big again, implant treatment is made up of a number of steps and is divided into a surgical section and a prosthetic section.
If you have no teeth of your own, no preparatory treatment is normally needed.
However, if you still have some ‘bad’ teeth that require surgical removing your jawbone will need to heal before implant treatment can begin.
Using a precise operating technique, the surgeon fits small screw like units, fixtures, made of titanium in your jawbone. In simple terms, you could say that they are your new dental roots. Five to six of these fixtures are normally fitted in a totally-edentulous jaw. The operation takes 2 to 3 hours and is normally performed under local anaesthesia. No major discomfort is normally felt either during or after the operation.

Preventative Dentistry

At the The Dental Centre, we pride ourselves in offering our patients gentle advice and expert techniques used in the prevention of various gum diseases.
Root Canal and Periodontal treatments are not considered painless, but we do have Happy Gas on-hand to ease your anxiety.

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal treatment is probably one of the most revered procedures in the world of dentistry.
There are nerves and blood vessels inside every tooth. For numerous reasons, they may become infected or possibly just die.
Both cases resulting in tremendous pain.
Root canal treatment is the removal of nerves from the tooth and then sealing that remaining space to prevent germs moving from your mouth into the bone.
(there are often more than one per tooth) are properly sealed.

The Pain
Root canal is often painful because of the condition of the tooth – not because of the procedure.
To avoid such pain, your dentist will perform the quick emergency treatment with an injection to numb the unpleasantness.
On another day when the tooth has been pain-free for some time, you’ll return for the roots to be properly sealed.

Periodontal Treatments

An understanding of periodontal disease is essential to assist in its prevention and its successful treatment. It is for this reason that this “question and answer” advice is offered. It is intended primarily for patients suffering from periodontal disease in order that they may acquaint themselves with some of the problems that have arisen in their mouths. This information will also be of interest to any individual wishing to prevent its occurrence.
Periodontal disease is a slowly progressing chronic inflammation that affects the structures supporting the teeth, namely- the gums and the jawbone.
There are two main types of periodontal disease:

Gingivitis presents as gums that bleed when brushed or sometimes even when just touched. Gums gradually become red, swollen and move away from the teeth forming pockets.
There may sometimes be an acute phase (known as “trench mouth”) which often presents with pain. en there may be some pain.
Generally, however, gingivitis is PAINLESS and causes so little discomfort that it is often neglected for many years, until diagnosed by a dentist.

When gingivitis is neglected, inflammation may extend deeper into the tissue causing the gums to separate from the teeth even further resulting in the formation of even deeper pockets. These act as breeding grounds for bacteria and will eventually fill with pus.
The inflammation then extends into the bone surrounding the teeth, which may become loose, drift out of position and will eventually be lost.
Gum abscesses could form at any time during the above course of events.


What causes periodontal disease?

Bacteria are normally present in the mouth.
In order to cause periodontal disease, such bacteria must remain undisturbed at the margin where the gum meets the tooth, particularly in between the teeth.
They accumulate and multiply in the form of an invisible film known as PLAQUE.
Plaque starts to accumulate on the tooth at the gum margin almost immediately following its removal. However, it takes 12-24 hours for the plaque to again become harmful to the gum tissues.
Wherever plaque is not removed it may remain indefinitely and may cause periodontal disease at those neglected sites.
Plaque, together with some constituents of the saliva or pocket fluid, forms tartar (Calculus) – a hard crust-like material which is deposited on the teeth and on to which a further deposition of plaque takes occurs, thus increasing the amount of calculus.
Once formed, calculus cannot be removed by tooth brushing and should be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist with special dental instruments.
Other common sites for the formation of bacterial plaque are:
worn out fillings.
poor fillings or crowns with overhanging edges.
badly decayed teeth.
wedging of food particles between teeth into the gums during chewing.
partial dentures, particularly plastic dentures.
Why treat periodontal disease?
The chief reason for treating periodontal disease is to preserve your natural teeth.
Without treatment there is a continuation of the destruction of the supporting tissues of the teeth.

Can periodontal disease be prevented?

YES. Correct oral hygiene will prevent the formation of bacterial plaque and keep the gums healthy.
Learn a correct tooth cleansing technique under the supervision of a dentist or dental hygienist.
Have this technique checked regularly.
Attend regularly to have calculus removed.
Have regular periodontal examinations and periodic x-rays to reveal otherwise undetectable changes in jawbone.

What does treatment involve?

In order to assess your oral health, our dentists will examine your mouth and, if suspicions are confirmed, a detailed clinical examination must be undertaken.
This examination consists of inspection of the gum tissue, measurements of the extent of gum destruction around the entire mouth and the taking of a set of full-mouth radiographs.
Your dentist will then discuss the results of the examination with you and outline the treatment that will be required to restore your mouth to health and keep you smiling!
Treatment usually consists of the following:
Learning an effective oral hygiene technique.
Having your teeth scaled and polished.
Root planning – where an attempt is made to decontaminate the surfaces of the roots of your teeth so that the gum tissue may become reattached to the tooth surface. This usually requires local anaesthetic.
Where the periodontal condition is advanced, minor surgical procedures may be necessary to gain access to the roots requiring decontamination; as well as to correct any major bone changes that may have resulted from the disease.

What happens when treatment has been completed?

ou will be scheduled to commence a periodontal maintenance programme which will usually consist of three-monthly visits to a dentist or oral hygienist. This interval may be reduced or extended depending on several factors such as original severity of the disease, your progress following treatment and your ability to effectively remove plaque.

Will treatment ever have to be repeated?

USUALLY NOT. Sometimes an isolated area may require further treatment. With regular periodontal maintenance therapy, treatment may never have to be repeated. During maintenance therapy screening will be carried out to ensure that your oral hygiene technique remains efficient and to detect and treat any recurrence as early and as simply as possible.
Should periodontal disease recur due to poor oral hygiene or failure to attend for maintenance, repeating periodontal treatment would be futile.

Can periodontal treatment be guaranteed?

NO. It is against the law for members of the dental or medical profession to guarantee treatment. We are dealing with a biological science in which responses to treatment usually vary. We can, however, guarantee that, once treated, the disease WILL RECUR IN THE PRESENCE OF PLAQUE.

Is periodontal disease inherited?

NO. Many experts, however, feel that it is possible to inherit a predisposition to periodontal disease particularly advanced forms of the disease.

Is periodontal disease contagious?


Anti-Aging Treatments

BOTOX is a simple, non-surgical treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age.
It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
One 10-minute treatment – a few tiny injections – and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines, which can last up to 4 months.
This procedure reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
Contacts us now for a younger looking you…

Dermal or Lip Filler Treatments

If you want to rid yourself of those pesky lines and softly restore the fullness of your lips, cheeks, nose, and jaw line… A lip filler treatment is the choice for you.
Long-lasting, yet non-permanent results. Regain your youthfulness.
Get in touch for more details.

Conscious Sedation Therapy

This is when you are given medicine which makes you drowsy, reduces anxiety, and relieves any pain which you might perhaps otherwise experience during the procedure.
You will still be awake (but drowsy) and in control, and able to talk to your dentist. You may not be able to remember the procedure, but you’ll definitely remember everything before being given the medicine and after it has worn off.
For conscious sedation, you will usually be given one or more medicines, usually by injection, and will be carefully monitored by a nurse during the entire procedure.