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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Implant-Supported Dentures

If you are missing most or all of your natural teeth, dentures are a great option to restore oral function and appearance. 

Dentures paired with dental implants can provide even more benefits, such as stability and jawbone stimulation that prevents deterioration.

Dr. Art Carpenter in Kenilworth, IL, can help you replace your missing teeth and restore oral function with dentures supported by implants.

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What Are
Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into your jaw. Implants provide unparalleled support for dental restorations. Dentures and other restorations are secured directly to the implants, replacing your missing teeth with maximum stability.

Additionally, dental implants act as prosthodontic tooth roots. Bone atrophy can occur after tooth loss, but implants provide the jawbone with much-needed stimulation that helps prevent this bone deterioration. 

Providing Education for Optimal Oral Health Schedule a consultation at our Kenilworth, IL, practice today!

Dr. Art Carpenter prides himself on providing not only excellent dental care but education so you can keep your smile beautiful and healthy for years to come. He takes his time with each patient to talk to them as a person and to help them understand their treatment options. Dr. Carpenter also stays on top of his own continuing education, with over 500 hours of implant education alone. When you come into our Kenilworth, IL, dentistry practice for your implant-supported dentures, you can rest assured you are in skilled hands. 

Still not sure if denture implants are right for you? Request a consultation online or call us at:

(847) 251-5004

Dr. Carpenter

What Patients Say About Our Dentistry Practice 5-Star Reviews

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Rich A

2022

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Staff is amazing. Everyone is friendly. Dr. Carpenter is the best!

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Danielle Ramirez

2019

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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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Take a Closer Look at Dental Implants

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Implant-supported dentures are directly affixed to the jaw using titanium posts.

Candidates for Implant Dentures

Sufficient Jaw Tissue 

Patients must have sufficient jawbone tissue to qualify for implants. If you have significant bone atrophy, Dr. Carpenter may recommend a bone graft or sinus lift to restore your jawbone. 

Missing Teeth

Dental implants can be paired with multiple restorations, such as crowns and bridges. If you are missing just a few teeth or a single tooth, an implant-supported bridge or crown may be a better option for you. 

Dental Implant and Denture Process

"Our philosophy is to educate and motivate our patients to maintain their teeth and oral health for a lifetime."
"Our philosophy is to educate and motivate our patients to maintain their teeth and oral health for a lifetime."

Initial Consultation

Dr. Carpenter will examine your mouth and discuss your oral health history and goals to determine if you are a candidate for implants. At this appointment, your dentist will take the time to help you understand the risks and benefits of denture implants so that you can make the best decision for yourself.

Dental Implant Placement

Implant placement is a minor surgical procedure. Your dentist will administer local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. We can also provide dental sedation to help anxious patients achieve optimal relaxation. Four or more dental implants made of high-quality titanium will be surgically inserted directly into the jaw, then a temporary denture is typically attached immediately.

Healing

Over the course of about four to six months, your mouth will heal, allowing the dental implants to fuse to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration.

Permanent Restoration

Once you have healed, you will return to our Kenilworth dentistry practice to have your permanent set of dentures placed. Dr. Carpenter will secure your custom dentures directly to the dental implants. They will look, feel, and function like normal teeth. It is normal to have a few adjustment appointments to ensure proper fit and function.

Does Implant Placement Hurt?

Your mouth will be numbed prior to dental implant surgery, meaning you will not feel pain while your implants are placed. However, minor discomfort following surgery is to be expected and is typically easily managed using comfort measures such as:

  • Over-the-counter pain meds
  • Prescription pain meds
  • Ice
  • Eating soft foods for a few days

If you experience pain that cannot be managed, please contact our Kenilworth, IL, practice immediately so your dentist can address your issues promptly.

Sedation Available

If you suffer from dental anxiety or simply want extra comfort care, our Kenilworth dental practice offers oral conscious sedation. You will be given medication prior to your procedure, which will produce a sedative effect. You will remain awake, but you will feel relaxed and calm. It is important to remember that you will need a responsible adult to drive you to and from your appointment, as you cannot drive until the sedation wears off several hours later. 

No Need to Remove

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Unlike traditional dentures, your implant-supported dentures do not need to be removed. There is no need to detach or soak your new restoration. Treat them just as you would normal teeth, and brush and floss as you normally would. Dr. Carpenter will provide you with the education you need to maintain your smile for years to come. 

Financing Available

While we accept many insurance plans at our Kenilworth, IL, dental practice, insurance does not typically cover the cost of dental implants. However, many insurances will cover the restoration, such as your dentures. We do not want financial barriers to prevent patients from enjoying the multitude of benefits dental implants provide, so we proudly accept CareCredit® financing to help patients cover their out-of-pocket costs. 

More Happy Kenilworth Patients

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Harry Linton

2018

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Dr Carpenter is the best. I went there because I was afraid of going to the dentist but Dr Carpenter rocks. Absolutely no pain. I had to get dentures and 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 as the youth say ‘my new bff’

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Cindy Mile

2018

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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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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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