COVID-19 Update and Letter From The Practice

Our Offices Are Now Open

As we monitor the COVID-19 situation, we have updated our preventative measures to protect patients and staff.

View the: Enhanced Patient Protection Plan or call the office at (847) 251-5004  for more information.

Hope everyone is staying healthy and not been overly stressed with all the challenges we have all had over the last two months. Fortunately none of us or our families have had their health directly effected by COVID - 19. For those of you that have had any deaths or sickness in your family and friends we empathize with your pain or loss. For those of you that have had your livelihood and business effected and felt the humiliation and frustration of being told the hard work you have done to further your career and support yourself and your family is considered an extremely insulting term “non essential” we understand your frustration. What we are going through is not the “new normal” it is what we have to endure for now but we are all starting the road back to normalcy that we all crave.

We are considered essential healthcare business so we have been open and have seen many of you. We were only open to see patients with pain, infection, swelling and trauma. Under guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health we are now clear to resume a full range of dental services. We will highlight temporary changes on the included overview page. We will have a backlog of patients for awhile so if you were one of the hundreds of our guests who had their appointments cancelled with no future appointment made we will be contacting you.

I realize more than ever that all of us at the office miss everyone dearly and it has been difficult not using the talents we have been given to serve you. I just turned 50 and now I definitely realize I am nowhere near retirement and not close to being ready. For now dropping into our office to talk, read magazines, grabbing a cup of coffee is not possible. Hugs and handshakes are gone for now too but we will not live in a dehumanized society void of human touch forever.

Since we are a small boutique dental office we are uniquely qualified to thrive during the shadow of COVID - 19. We are not a clinic so we do not see multiple patients at once and we have private enclosed treatment rooms. As a dentist I have always practiced under universal precautions so the steps we have always had the proper protocol in place but we are enhancing and taken further precautions above and beyond what the Center for Disease Control recommends. Your safety and our dedicated staff’s safety is and always will be our top priority.

It is understandable if some of you still have concerns or health issues that cause you concern. Feel free to ask any questions about our cleanliness and enhanced infection control protocols. Common sense guideline have always been in place such as if you are sick or with a fever do not come to the office. I cannot think of another step we can take to ensure your safety and the staff’s safety and to reduce the chance of transmission of COVID - 19. Your health and safety is of utmost concern and is in excellent hands. No one at our office would have it any other way. Just as with previous financial crises some of you may have had your business decimated or income negatively effected. As our valued guests please do not hesitate or be embarrassed to seek treatment or receive care. Please discuss that with us. We will take care of you! It is an honor to take care of everyone and look forward to seeing everyone back at the office. Stay healthy!

Art, Cynde, Courtney, Oksana, Geila and Kim
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Dental Bonding

Chips, cracks, and other minor cosmetic imperfections can make you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile.

Art Carpenter, DDS, offers dental bonding as a simple and affordable way to conceal flaws in just one visit.

Why should you consider dental bonding?

Address a Range of Cosmetic Concerns with Quick and Easy Dental Bonding

Boost Confidence

Dental bonding can make a significant difference in your day-to-day life. After correcting dental imperfections, you'll no longer feel insecure about meeting new people or smiling. Our office in Kenilworth, IL, is proud to offer bonding to the Evanston, Glenview, and Winnetka communities.

Cost-Effective

Bonding is an affordable dental treatment option that can improve appearance and functionality. Compared to other cosmetic solutions, such as veneers, dental bonding is highly cost-effective.

Reversible

Dental bonding is performed by gently etching the surface of the tooth to apply a composite resin material. Since there is little to no tooth alteration, it is reversible.

Quick

Our team can perform the entire bonding treatment in a single visit. In many cases, patients spend less than an hour in our Kenilworth, IL, office, and they walk out with noticeable results.

Painless & Low Risk

One of the most straightforward procedures in dentistry to perform, bonding is an excellent option for patients who may be nervous or anxious about dental appointments. The procedure is painless, low risk, and requires little time in the dental chair.

Take a look at how bonding works...

Do you feel embarrassed about wanting to change your smile?

If You Feel Self-Conscious, You Are Not Alone

Dental Bonding Is a Popular Dental Procedure

Do you hide your mouth when you speak? Are you embarrassed about smiling and showing your teeth? Whether your goals are cosmetic or functional, bonding can solve a variety of dental issues. 

Dental bonding uses tooth-colored resin to cover visible concerns in your teeth and enhance your appearance. The putty-like composite resin is molded and shaped to your tooth for a hard finish that matches the appearance of natural enamel. Though simple, this dental procedure yields dramatic results.

What can bonding address?

Chipped Teeth

Dental bonding fills and smooths chips, blending to your existing tooth enamel for a natural look and fit.

Discolored Teeth

Bonding transforms stubborn teeth that don’t respond to standard whitening procedures, leaving you with a radiant smile.

Size Adjustment

Our dentist can apply the resin to enlarge or elongate a tooth to match surrounding teeth and enhance alignment.

Teeth Gaps

If you have gaps between your teeth, Dr. Carpenter can use composite resin to discreetly fill the spaces.

Receding Gums

In the early stages of gum recession, dental bonding can help protect exposed roots and reduce tooth sensitivity.

Choosing the Right Dental Treatment

Our dentist in Kenilworth, IL, will first perform an initial exam to ensure your teeth are healthy and ready for cosmetic dentistry. If you are suffering from gum disease or decay, you will need to undergo periodontal care and restorative treatments at our office before qualifying for dental bonding. For more serious chips and cracks that are beyond the scope of bonding, Dr. Carpenter may recommend veneers or dental crowns to help hide imperfections.

Ready for a New Smile? Schedule an Appointment Today

If you’re looking for the top dentist in Kenilworth, Evanston, Glenview, or Winnetka, IL, Dr. Carpenter is ready to see you. Our homey, boutique-style office provides an inviting, comforting environment for our patients.

Our dentist provides ethical treatment options for our patients based on their individual wants and needs. Additionally, we’re proud to utilize the latest technology in dentistry. To book your appointment, contact us online or call

(847) 251-5004

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Our family has been visiting Dr. Carpenter for many year. We could not be happier with the office, doctor, the lovely ladies and the amazing service.

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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! Highly recommend!

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Dental Bonding Before & After

Before and after of dental bonding
Bonding can address chips, cracks, and other minor flaws.

Comparing Dental Bonding and Veneers

Dental bonding and veneers are popular forms of cosmetic dentistry that achieve similar results, but bonding is simpler and costs less. Here at our Kenilworth, IL, dental office, we are transparent about each option’s pros and cons so you can make the best decision for yourself and your dental goals. Bonding does not last as long as veneers, but it can be the preferred choice for several reasons:

Cost

Dental bonding is more affordable than veneers and other forms of dentistry, making it a popular choice among patients not wanting to break the bank.

Time

Have an event coming up and want to look your best? Dental bonding is completed in just one visit with immediate results. Veneers take time to manufacture in a dental lab.

Conservative

Unlike veneers, dental bonding does not require the removal of tooth enamel. Once a patient gets veneers, they cannot go back to their natural teeth.

What to Expect during Treatment

Consultation

Dr. Carpenter will discuss your treatment goals, listen to your concerns, and determine if you are the right candidate for bonding.

Color-Matching

Using a shade guide, our dentist will pick a composite-resin color that best matches the color and translucency of your teeth. This ensures a natural-looking result.

Etching

Dr. Carpenter will gently etch the surface of the tooth so the resin can easily bond and stay in place.

Application

Our dentist will apply the tooth-colored resin to the treatment area. He will mold and shape the material to achieve the desired result.

Hardening

Our dentist will use an ultraviolet light or laser to harden the material.

Refinement

After the material has bonded, our dentist will trim, shape, and polish the tooth for a precise fit and natural appearance.

Maintaining Your Smile

Dental bonding can last as long as 10 years before needing to be touched up or replaced. To maximize the benefits of treatment, it’s essential to practice good oral health and stay on top of your annual dental visits. Please be mindful of certain foods or habits that could potentially damage your teeth. We recommend patients avoid:

  • Eating hard food such as nuts, candy, or popcorn.
  • Foods and drinks such as wine and coffee that may cause staining. Composite resin isn’t immune from discoloration.
  • Opening packages with your teeth.
  • Chewing on your nails, pens, or ice.

Additionally, it’s essential to be mindful of habits like teeth grinding. If you grind at night, we may recommend a mouth guard to prevent wearing down your dental bonding.

How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?

Dental bonding is a popular option due to its inexpensive but effective results. Bonding typically costs between $100 to $400 a tooth, depending on your individual needs and goals for treatment. Our office accepts CareCredit® financing to help patients afford dentistry.

"Straightforward, Professional, and Affordable."

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Cindy Mile

2019

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Very satisfying experience. Straight forward, professional and affordable. Looking forward to working with Dr.Carpenter and the staff.

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2019

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Awesome place. Cindy is super cool. The office is a great place for kids as well (the gameboys and prizes made going to the dentist actually fun).

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Art Carpenter, DDS, LTD

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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