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Cosmetic Dentistry

Treatment by a skilled cosmetic dentist can give you the unforgettable smile you've always wanted.

Since 1998, Dr. Art Carpenter has provided a range of cosmetic dentistry services using the latest methods and technology.

Explore how cosmetic treatment at our Kenilworth, IL, dental practice can give you the smile you've been dreaming of...

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

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This form of dentistry differs from general or restorative dentistry in its distinct focus on the aesthetics of your smile. Dr. Art Carpenter is a cosmetic dentist who can give you a natural-looking smile upgrade to improve the color, symmetry, and overall appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry combines artistic skill, refined techniques, and cutting-edge dental technology to make your smile look its best.

A Practice Where Patients Come First Contact Us Today for Personalized Care

We don't subscribe to the "assembly line" model of dental care. Rather than jumping from room to room, Dr. Carpenter will give you his undivided attention during your appointment. This individualized focus allows us to get to know your needs on a deeper level and provide treatment in a way that works best for you.

If you want life-changing cosmetic care with a personalized touch, look no further than Dr. Art Carpenter. Our dentist proudly serves patients from Wilmette, Winnetka, Evanston, and the entire North Shore. To explore how cosmetic dentistry can benefit you, complete our consultation request form or give us a call at: 

(847) 251-5004

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We believe that ambience plays an important role in the treatment process. Our cozy office on Green Bay Road in Kenilworth has been designed with a boutique feel in mind, meant to help you feel welcome and relaxed as soon as you approach our door.

"Dr. Carpenter is the best."

"Absolutely no pain. The patience and professionalism was superb. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The small office is so welcoming and pleasant. I have a dentist for life now." Harry Linton

Our Featured Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Inman Aligner™

The Inman Aligner is a custom-made removable dental appliance designed to correct crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. This aligner can give you a straighter smile in just six to 18 weeks depending on your degree of dental misalignment. Dr. Carpenter is the only dentist certified to provide this hassle-free cosmetic treatment in Kenilworth, IL, and the entire North Shore. If you have more complex misalignment issues, he can refer you to a trusted local orthodontist.

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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of individual teeth to mask a variety of cosmetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, deep stains, and minor misalignment. Our dentist prefers porcelain for its incredibly lifelike qualities. Because dental porcelain is semi-translucent, it mimics the light-reflective properties of natural teeth and blends in beautifully with the rest of your smile. We offer traditional and minimal-prep veneers.

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Teeth Whitening

Having your teeth professionally whitened is one of the simplest ways to improve the appearance of your smile. We use the newest version of the Philips ZOOM!® whitening system, which eliminates stains without the use of heat or harmful chemicals. We can help you brighten your smile by several shades in just one hour-long appointment at our practice. Our at-home kits can provide the same amazing results over the course of a few weeks.

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Gum Contouring

When your gums are smooth, even, and symmetrical, they provide a frame that complements your teeth. Excess tissue can detract from the beauty of your smile. By removing and reshaping gum tissue, we can help you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing gumline. We use modern dental lasers for gum contouring, resulting in minimal discomfort and a speedier recovery compared to traditional methods.

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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cost-effective alternative to veneers that still offers gorgeous results. This technique can be used to repair chips, minimize gaps, and alter the shape and shade of a tooth. Dr. Carpenter will skillfully apply tooth-colored composite resin to achieve the desired result, then buff it to blend seamlessly with the tooth. Bonding is a quick and easy way to address small imperfections in your smile.

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Dental Crowns

A dental crown can be used to repair a damaged tooth or improve its color, size, and shape. Our crowns are crafted from either lithium disilicate or zirconia, two materials favored for their strength and appearance. We partner with Dental Arts Laboratories in Lincolnshire, IL, where your crown will be color-matched to your smile and hand-finished by an expert dental ceramist. When expertly planned and placed by Dr. Carpenter, dental crowns are indistinguishable from natural teeth in terms of look and feel. 

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Dental Implants

Implant dentistry offers the ultimate solution for tooth loss. A dental implant replaces missing tooth roots and supports a natural-looking replacement tooth. We offer treatments for every degree of tooth loss, including dental implant-supported crowns, bridges, and full-arch dentures. Dr. Carpenter meticulously plans every step of the implant process and uses computer-aided surgical guides for the most precise implant placement and successful outcomes.

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Smile Makeover

If you're looking to solve several cosmetic issues, a smile makeover can give you a total dental transformation. Choosing a smile makeover allows you to collaborate with your dentist to build a customized treatment plan geared towards your individual preferences. During your smile makeover consultation, Dr. Carpenter will take your facial structure and aesthetic goals into consideration and recommend a combination of treatments to help you look your very best.

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"Highly recommend!" Patients Love Our Kenilworth Practice

"Just had Dr. Carpenter do veneers on my front upper teeth. He is so conscientious and has great attention to detail, combining modern technology with an artist’s eye!"  Cheryl and Bob Franz
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Dr. Carpenter has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years and is proud to offer various state-of-the-art services for his patients, including: 

  • Dental implants 
  • Fully guided implant surgery
  • Inman Aligner™ 

He regularly participates in continuing education programs to ensure that his patients are receiving the very best care. To schedule a consultation at our office, request an appointment online or call us at (847) 251-5004.

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"We have been coming to Dr. Carpenter for several years now after seeing dentists that lacked good patient relationships. Dr. Carpenter is patient with those who fear going to the dentist (that's me), explains what needs to be done and provides different options for treatment. Worth the trek from the city!"

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