Your Smile Makeover
While we can’t help what teeth we’re born with, we can change the teeth we live with. At Grand Dentistry in Escondido, CA, we offer porcelain veneers, which will drastically change the look and function of your smile. Have any photos or magazine cut-outs of a dazzling smile you want? Bring them to Dr. Bonar and Dr. Basson, and they’ll customize your veneers based on your cosmetic smile goals in our on-site cosmetic laboratories.
What are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is bonded to the tooth’s original enamel. If you have any gaps, crooked teeth, chips, cracks, or stains, veneers act as “instant orthodontics” and will make your teeth appear whole and straight. Porcelain is the preferred material because it mimics the natural color and shape of teeth. We refer to veneers as a “smile makeover” or “smile lift” because patients are essentially receiving a new beautiful smile predictably and comfortably. Our ceramic artist and Dr. Bonar and Dr. Basso will custom design your teeth and listen to your expectations repeatedly to insure you get EXACTLY what you are expecting.
How complicated is the procedure?
Acquiring veneers is not a complicated process but does take a high level of detail. Either Dr. Bonar or Dr. Basso will first clean the tooth or teeth before determining which shade of porcelain to use. Then, a thin layer of enamel is removed to make room for the veneer. An impression of the tooth will be made or a scanner used and a temporary veneer will be created. Since we have a convenient close by laboratory, our veneers are typically fabricated in two appointments. After your permanent veneers are created, they will be bonded to your teeth and will last decades! While local anesthesia is typically used, we offer sedation options for all of our patients.
“I drive almost 90 minutes to get to Grand Dentistry for every visit. The quality of their care makes the drive worthwhile. The dentists and staff are excellent!”
- Jim Szeyller
“I've been coming to Grand Dentistry for 15+ years. They make you feel like family right when you walk in. Dr. Bonar and Dr. Basso are so kind and such great listeners so you feel comfortable and relaxed. I love it here! Marlene is my hygienist and I love her. She is so gentle and thorough. When she's finished I know my teeth are sparkling clean. I don't trust my teeth with anyone else!”
- Shauna Rau
“Grand Dentistry has ALWAYS been top-notch. Their people are all very friendly and personable. I just had my teeth cleaned and Sonia is a joy to be with. She did a great job with the least amount of pain (I don't know about you but I've through lots of pain when I've had my teeth cleaned at other dental offices). They've been our dental office for many years and we'll never go anywhere else.
- Cameron Matthews
“I just switched to this dentist and this office has everything I have been looking for from the high tech equipment to the staff. They are very nice, professional and down to earth people. I felt very comfortable and not nervous as I usually do when I go to the dentist. This is going to be my new dentist for many years to come.”
- Mary Methot
“The entire staff, from front desk to dentists (including techs) is amazing. They are kind and friendly. I am terrified of dental work, and EVERYONE in the office is understanding and helpful. I have had previous dentists who shame or ridicule me for my fear, but not this place! Dr. Basso listens to my fears, and he works hard to make me feel safe. This place has helped me to come so far in reducing my fears!”
- Tamminy Fisk
- Ashley Daoud