Borland & Morton Dental Surgeons

The practice in Hamilton

Welcome to Borland & Morton dental surgeons

Borland and Morton are a long established family dentist in Hamilton and have built a reputation for providing high quality dental care for your entire family.

Although we only moved to our purpose build practices in 1995 Borland and Morton have been fixing smiles in Hamilton for over 70 years and continue to see some third generation families.

At Borland and Morton we pride ourselves on providing affordable pain free dental treatment of the highest quality.

Replacement teeth (CEREC)

Borland and Morton is one of the few practices in Scotland to offer this state of the art service to patients. Utilising the latest CAD/CAM technology we are able to provide patients with beautiful, strong and long lasting restorations in one visit, without the need for impressions or temporary restorations.

CEREC acquisition unit

At Borland and Morton, we are one of the first practices in the UK to have the latest CEREC Omnicam technology which allows to provide strong and long lasting restorations that looks and feel like just a natural tooth in only one visit. With CEREC restorations there are no need for temporary restorations, impressions or 2nd appointments and the restoration is all Ceramic (metal free) so it looks great. CEREC is so versatile and is ideal to restore simple unsightly fillings to root treated and badly broken down teeth.

The process is really easy:–

  1. The tooth is prepared any decay or unsightly amalgam fillings are removed and shaped to accommodate the CEREC restoration.
  2. The Omnicam takes high resolution images of your teeth and builds a digital model of your on the computer which allows us to design the ideal restoration in terms of function and appearance.
  3. The restoration is milled in the in-house milling machine and polished
  4. Staining and glazing, subtle stains and characterisations can be added to the restoration to make it look like your natural teeth.
  5. The completed restoration is bonded into place and finished and smoothed leaving you with and brand new tooth and a smile on your face!!!

Ask us about CEREC we will be happy to advise you further.

We also use Emax Ceramic material which is the highest quality dental ceramic material giving unparallel aesthetics and strength.

CEREC milling machine

Dental implants

Dental implants are an ideal restoration for missing teeth or stabilising dentures.. They are titanium fixtures inserted into the jawbone and fuse or “osseointergrate” to your bone an become part of you. A tooth or crown can be build up on top of this giving a restoration that looks and feels as close to a natural tooth as possible. The procedure is straightforward and has a very high success rate.

Dental implants are titanium fixtures inserted into your jaw bone that effectively act a tooth root to build up a tooth on top of it. It is a simple procedure that can be done under local anaesthetic in the dental chair although sedation is available if required.

The implant is left in the bone for an appropriate amount of time to heal and fuse or “osseointergate” to the bone.

Once integrated it is possible to attach a crown onto the implant which looks, feels and performs the same as a natural tooth, in fact there is some evidence that implants are stronger than natural teeth.

Dental implants can be used to replace single missing teeth or to restore larger spaces where multiple teeth are missing including full mouth reconstructions.

Stabilisation of dentures

Another technique in implantology is for the stabilisation of loose or poorly fitting dentures.

A number of implants (typically 4 in the upper and/or 2 in the lower jaws) are placed and allowed to integrate. A new denture is then made which precisely clicks into the implants, securely supporting and holding the denture in place. This prevents movement of the denture greatly improving its fit and stability.

Implants are currently the gold standard for dental treatment and the replacement of missing teeth. Alternative treatments are available but these typically involve the destruction of adjacent teeth or a compromise on the treatment outcome.

If you are interested in dental implants please feel free to contact us to book a free consultation.


Veneers are a fine layer of porcelain applied to the front surface of the tooth that can be used to improve the appearance of teeth by altering the colour, shape and to an extent the position of your natural teeth. the veneer is custom made to fit your teeth and bonded in place to give you a durable and function restoration that looks great.


A crown is a dental restoration that fits around a natural tooth to effectively repair badly damaged or decayed teeth. they are also ideal restoration for teeth that are root treated to help reinforce the remaining tooth structure and reduce any chance of tooth fracturing. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials such as metal alloys, porcelain and all ceramic materials depending on the clinical situation and need.


A bridge is a solution for a missing teeth where a false tooth is fixed into place and supported by the teeth either side of the space. They are usually suitable where one or two teeth are missing and made in two distinct types:–

  1. Adhesive or “sticky” bridges are bonded to the back of adjacent teeth and require little or no preparation your teeth.
  2. Conventional bridges are similar in design to crowns and surround the entire surface of the adjacent tooth to hold the false tooth in place.

Similarly to crowns bridges can be made in a variety of materials such as metal alloy, porcelain and ceramic materials on the clinical situation and need.

General dentistry

Borland and Morton is a long establish practice in Hamilton that has been treating the generations of families for over 70 years. We pride ourselves on providing consistently high quality dental treatment and excellent patient care that allows patients to develop trust and confidence in us and build a rapport that keeps people coming back for years to come.

We offer a full range of NHS and private treatments and would be delighted to see you for a routine exam and discuss any of your treatment needs and all the options to suit you.

Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening is a process where the colour of your teeth are permanently lightened by the application of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide to the teeth.

The bleach is applied in surgery to the teeth using custom made “trays” or “gumshields” that closely fit your teeth. This way the bleach can be applied in a controlled manner to predictably and effectively lighten the teeth. the trays can then be used overnight at home to gently whiten your teeth until you are satisfied with the end result.

Most people have no side effects of tooth whitening, however occasionally some people report an increase in sensitivity following tooth whitening. This is only temporary and can be helped during the procedure if required.

Tooth whitening only changes the colour of tooth substance and not any dental restorations. Therefore, after tooth whitening is complete it may be necessary to change any visible restorations to blend in with your new white teeth.


Service Fee
Exam £22
Hygienist from £37
CEREC £360
Veneers from £250
Crowns from £300
Fully restored implant from £1850
Root treatment from £100
Extractions £60

We offer a full range of NHS treatments

Duncan Morton

Duncan graduated in 1977 From Glasgow University. An experienced clinician with an ability to resolve complex cases to a high aesthetic standard. Duncan has a particular interest in Cad/ Cam dentistry. Having acquired his first CEREC unit in 2009 has now upgraded to the very latest OMNICAM technology.

Hamish Borland

Hamish graduated in 1981 From Glasgow University. Hamish provides a full range of dental procedures in a personal way, with a keen eye to detail ensuring patients leave the practice with the smile they deserve.

Martin Allan

Graduated from Glasgow University with honours in 2009. Martin went on to complete his MFDS exams from the royal college of physicians and surgeons Glasgow in 2011. Martin worked in Glasgow Dental Hospital and the community dental service gaining experience in treating anxious children and more complex patients before joining the Borland and Morton team in 2011. He has developed a keen interest in CEREC dentistry and aims to make dental treatment as stress and pain free as possible.

Charlie Morrell

Our fully qualified hygienist graduated in 2008.