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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 at our practice in Kenilworth, IL?

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.


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.


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.


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.

Do you feel embarrassed about your teeth to the point where you avoid smiling?

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Ready for a New Smile? Request an Appointment Today

If you’re looking for the top dentist in Kenilworth, Evanston, Glenview, or Winnetka, IL, Dr. Art 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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Dental Bonding Is a Popular Dental Procedure

If you cover your mouth when speaking and feel self-conscious about smiling in public, it is time to see a dentist and make a change. 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 can dramatically improve the aesthetics of your smile as well as your self-confidence. 

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 the 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.

Take a Look at How Bonding Works

Treatment is simple, taking just one appointment at our Kenilworth, IL, dental office. 

Dental Bonding Before & After

Before and after of dental bonding
Bonding can address chips, cracks, and other minor flaws without making any permanent modifications to the tooth enamel. 

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.

What to Expect During Treatment

Dental bonding is a simple and affordable way to conceal flaws in just one office visit.
Dental bonding is a simple and affordable way to conceal flaws in just one office visit.


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


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.


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


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


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


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

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 the pros and cons of each option 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:


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. While a fraction of the price, the treatment can correct many of the same problems as porcelain veneers.


Have an event coming up and want to look your best? Dental bonding is completed in just one visit with immediate results. Veneers and other dental restorations on the other hand are produced in a lab which can take a few weeks to complete. 


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. The bonded material is simply applied to the surface of the enamel and can be reversed if desired. 

How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?

Dental bonding is a popular option among our Kenilworth, IL, patients due to its low price and effective results. Bonding typically costs between $100 to $400 per tooth, depending on your individual needs and customized aspects of treatment. While this is generally affordable for most patients' budgets, we do accept CareCredit® financing to help make the cost more manageable. CareCredit offers little-to-no-interest financing plans that allow patients who qualify to pay in monthly installments.

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It was suggested that I go to Art Carpenter DDS. I went to get some bonding, whitening, a crown and a veneer. I found him to be friendly, professional, explained everything before he did each thing and he did a great job. I would recommend him to the world to go to him.

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Do you have more than one tooth problem you wish to correct? Bonding can effectively improve minor flaws, but a single treatment might not be enough to achieve your cosmetic goals. If you are looking for more comprehensive enhancement, you may be a great candidate for a smile makeover.

What Is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a customized treatment plan that combines two or more dental procedures. These procedures can include bonding, teeth whitening, dental implants, crowns, and more. The goal is to achieve all of your cosmetic and restorative needs in fewer office visits and in the most efficient manner possible.
You can learn more about this personalized treatment option by requesting a consultation at our Kenilworth practice today!

Get Started on Your Dream Smile!

Patients in the greater Kenilworth, Glenview, and Winnetka, areas all come to Dr. Carpenter when they are ready to enhance their teeth. Why? Dr. Carpenter has a reputation for producing stunning cosmetic results at a fair and affordable price. Furthermore, patients feel comfortable at our practice and are treated with kindness and respect throughout their treatments.

If you're not sure what kind of treatment you need, we will be happy to meet with you to discuss your options and help you determine the best way to reach your goals. Get started today by filling out our contact form or calling:

(847) 251-5004

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Maintaining Your Smile

Dental bonding can last as long as 10 years before needing to be touched up or replaced and other treatments will require upkeep so they last as long as possible. 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 as well as the bonded material. We recommend our Kenilworth, IL, patients avoid:

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

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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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