Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm (02) 9997 1100 1st Floor, 8 - 10 Waratah St, Mona Vale 2103

General Dentistry

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At Mona Vale Dental we are very experienced in all aspects of general dentistry:

X-rays –
3D CBCT, OPG x-rays and highly detailed, digital intraoral x-rays can all be done at our practice for the most comprehensive view of your teeth, jaw and sinuses.

Scale and Polish –
plaque and calculus build up will be removed from your teeth and under your gums. We use both ultrasonic and hand scalers to provide you with a thorough clean.

Photos –
all photos taken will be shown to you to help explain any treatment and to create a comprehensive record of your teeth.

Fluoride Treatment –
to reduce teeth sensitivity and to strengthen and re-mineralise teeth.

Need any further treatment? We will always provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan showing all preventive measures. These will be explained in detail and all costs provided.


At Mona Vale Dental we prefer not to have to fill teeth if we don’t have to – the best filling material is natural tooth! However, bacteria can cause decay in our teeth and this means that at times we may have to do a filling.

We use tooth-coloured fillings called Composite Resin that are both tough and good-looking. We try to remove as little natural tooth as possible during the process, and retain as much of your natural tooth, and select the shade of filling that best suits the natural shade of your tooth. This way we make sure that the filling blends into the rest of your mouth.

Crowns and bridges are an excellent way of restoring aesthetics and full function to teeth.

Teeth that have over 60% filling are weaker than a natural tooth and cracks develop, especially if you have a strong bite. If left untreated these teeth can splinter and potentially have to be extracted.

When a tooth needs to be reconstructed or strengthened, a crown (cap) is sometimes made. The natural tooth is reduced in size and a ceramic crown is placed over the top of the tooth by the Dentist to restore the look and function of the tooth.

Although there are aesthetic benefits to this treatment, the main reason for placing crowns is to strengthen damaged teeth so they can withstand the large forces we exert on them when we eat. We use crowns that are extremely strong and give a superior cosmetic result, as well as a natural appearance.

Bridges are an option for replacement of missing teeth. A crown is placed on each of the teeth either side of the missing tooth, and another crown (joined to the two crowns) sits over the gap. This way, the missing tooth can be replaced.

Partial and complete dentures can be made for patients who are missing one, many, or all of their teeth.
If you need a tooth taken out and don’t want to be without a tooth we can have a denture made so that it can be placed immediately after an extraction. There are many styles of partial dentures and one of our dentists can determine which is the best option for you.

NIGHT GUARDS (or Splints)
Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw, stiff neck or even with back trouble? Have you noticed small cracks in your teeth? There are many possible reasons for this, but one of may be that you are grinding your teeth while asleep. This can affect up to 20% of the population, with 80% of these not aware that they do it.

The signs are often evident in your mouth, such as cracked fillings and teeth and generalised sensitivity.

There are many reasons why this occurs, and we try to uncover some of these during your treatment and look at ways to address them. We can also construct you a bite guard, or Occlusal Splint or night guard, to minimise the impact on your mouth.

Mouth guards are an essential item if you play any contact sports. They help to lessen the forces caused by blows to the head, helping to protect your teeth and jaw from fractures.

If you’d like to know more about our services or our practice please contact us today to book an appointment.

What Our Customers Say

A friendly, professional atmosphere. Dr Alistair Graham and his team are always smiling and always make you feel welcome. They work with some of the latest and greatest new tech in the dental industry! I've always been very happy when visiting the more
Global Pictures
Global Pictures
02:43 10 May 19
For someone who is (or should I say was) not a fan of dentists, I have to say WOW! Thank you Mona Vale Dental for smashing that belief. What an incredible experience. You are definitely forefront runners when it comes to dental and your service is amazing!read more
Bianca van Riet
Bianca van Riet
23:40 22 Nov 18
Always look forward to visiting here, feel very welcome and well cared for. Lots of people say my teeth look great and want to know who my dentist is! Both my children also visit here regularly and love the way Dr Graham treats them, after having had not-so-great experiences elsewhere (not local). It took a while for them to trust a dentist again, now we don't want to go anywhere else 🙂read more
Toni Phillips
Toni Phillips
22:14 19 Nov 18
Thank you Mona Vale Dental for your beautiful service!! My children have been to 2 different dentist and always walks out scared or has throw up from Xrays so from this I can never get them back, but today from the amazing reception staff in offering them books to read or colouring pens to draw with until their turn and also the staff helping me when I have 1 in with the dentist and 2 others in the reception is just a blessing for a mum of 3 boys that loves to RUN away! But the best part of the service at Mona Vale was the amazing dentist she talked and explained to my boys what she is doing with their teeth and also going the extra mile to make the check-up fun and exciting so they are no longer scared of a dentist, they even walked out saying I am going to be a dentist with the fun bay they received.Mona Vale Dental has some amazing systems I was very scared my kids would throw up again when it was time for the X rays but no they X-ray machine was amazing and the kids found this fun having their photo taken, for me a BIG plus! They even guided me on what I should cut out of the kids diet to help keep decay away as little changes can be so helpful on the teeth! I am going to book myself and my Husband in next as the service is 5Star! So if your due for a check-up call Mona Dental today you won’t regret it at all!!THANK YOU so much Caroline for letting me know about your company this has been the best visit to the dentist ever!read more
Karena Rustia
Karena Rustia
12:42 31 May 18
Having visited Mona Vale Dental several times over the past few months I've been hugely impressed with the level of knowledge and experience of the team. I initially booked in for a 'Digital Smile Design' consult with Dr Graham. He produced a digital plan of what my teeth and smile could look like following treatment. He then 3D printed an acrylic 'shell' which he clipped onto my teeth. It showed me exactly what my smile would look like if I decided to go ahead with the treatment. No more guess work! It gave me the confidence to go ahead with the treatment and I can't wait for the final result. Thank you Alistair and more
John Hubert
John Hubert
12:21 29 May 18
I have had such a huge fear of the dentist since I was very young which is why I put off going for so many years (even though I knew I needed at least 2 root canals). I can't believe what a difference a few months can make. A friend recommended Mona Vale Dental for a painful tooth I could no longer ignore. From the moment I walked in Lisa on Reception instantly made me feel at ease and I was so impressed by how the clean and modern the practice was. The first session of my root canal I wad so anxious but it only took a few minutes of Alistair and his dental nurse talking me through what was happening and singing along to George Harrison as they were working away before I realised I was onto something pretty special.A few sessions in now and I can honestly say that I am completely relaxed whenever I go in there. My fear of the dentist has totally gone and for that I cannot thank them enough.I recommend these guys for anyone who has been putting of the dentist because they are scared and even if you're not. They are highly skilled, gentle, friendly and more
Verity Hare
Verity Hare
06:38 22 Mar 18
I took Alistair's advice and Hayley & Alistair made me up a SomnoBrux to address my Bruxism. Wish I had taken his advice a long time ago - I found the guard really easy to sleep with and am now sleeping so much better and not waking up with a saw jaw and a headache every morning. Can't thank you enough Mona Vale Dental !read more
Sharyn Nichols
Sharyn Nichols
03:56 06 Dec 17
The team at Mona Vale Dental is not just top notch but world class. Dr. Graham has made sure he's always a master of the latest techniques. The fact that crowns and overlays can be done in a single session (without waiting to send away for molds, etc) is awesome. The quality of the work is always high. I personally have a challenging medical background and the Mona Vale Dental team is phenomenal at making sure all the specifics of my case are considered. And, on top of this, they're simply a really friendly bunch. Couldn't recommend them any more!read more
Bryan Rollins
Bryan Rollins
21:15 02 Sep 17
I was very impressed with the high level of care Alistair and his team give to his patients. All the staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Mona Vale dental is beautiful practice with the most up to date facilities, and latest technology. They do an amazing job and in my opinion are one of the best for dental more
Francesco Fronzoni
Francesco Fronzoni
20:01 14 Aug 17
Alistair, Kristen, Lisa and the crew at Mona Vale Dental are fabulous. My children, husband and I all go there. Mona Vale Dental are happy, family-friendly, reliable and great at what they do. The new fit-out is also very stylish. It all makes for a very positive dental more
Jane Lillycrop
Jane Lillycrop
11:40 06 Jul 17
Our company designed and built the new practice environment for Dr Alistair Graham and I must say that the entire team at Mona Vale Dental were a real pleasure to work with from start to finish. They were and still are wonderful clients and people. His team are so caring and whilst we were shooting a video on location for a whole day, I saw first hand how the team greeted and looked after their patients. Wow was I impressed. The place looks amazing too and I recommend anyone in the local area to make an appointment and go and feel what it is like to be treated by such great professionals in an amazing space. We wish you all the best Dr Graham and team in your new more
Levitch Design Australia
Levitch Design Australia
04:55 05 Jul 17
Mona Vale Dental was recommended to me by my daughter who spoke very highly of Dr Graham and his team. The treatment and care I received has restored my faith in dentists again. Dr Graham was very knowledgeable and explained all treatment options available. I am very pleased with my new crown which I watched being made while I waited. Very impressive. Thank more
Penelope Hitchens
Penelope Hitchens
02:34 09 May 17