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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Dentures

Are missing teeth affecting your ability to chew and speak? Are you hiding your smile from the world?

Dentures are natural-looking restorations that will allow you to smile confidently again.

Dr. Art Carpenter in Kenilworth, IL, can fit you for dentures to fill the gaps in your smile and restore its function.

The Types of Dentures Our Kenilworth Practice Offers

Our Kenilworth, IL, office offers three types of dentures: full dentures, partial dentures, and implant-supported dentures. All three dental restorations are made to look and function like your natural teeth, giving you a lifelike, beautiful smile. You will meet with our dentist before placement to determine which dental restoration will best suit your needs.
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Complete Dentures

Complete dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They can replace your lower arch, upper arch, or both. Complete dentures can be placed after your gums have healed from any necessary extractions. Once healed, your complete dentures will be customized to look and function as naturally as possible.

Partial dentures

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are best for patients who are missing several teeth but still have healthy teeth remaining. The partial denture is secured in place with a wire clasp that fits around your surrounding healthy teeth. Once the denture is in place, Dr. Carpenter will review your bite to ensure they fit properly.

Implant denture

Implant-Supported Dentures

As the name suggests, implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants. Dental implants are small, titanium posts surgically placed into your jawbone to provide a sturdy base for dental restorations like dentures. Dental implants mimic the function of tooth roots so they can prevent severe oral health issues like bone atrophy. This form of denture is considered the most secure.

Are You Ready To Smile With Pride? Contact Our Kenilworth, IL, Office Today

Our dentist, Dr. Carpenter, began practicing in 1996. He continues to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and advancements in dentistry. He has gone through extensive implant training and can give his patients a sturdy, functioning bite that maintains their oral health. 

Don't be embarrassed by your missing teeth. Contact our Kenilworth, IL, practice today to see how our dentist can create a beautiful, healthy smile.

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Kenilworth, IL, Loves Our Dentist "Best dentist ever!!!"

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Lizbeth Silva

2021

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Best dentist ever!!! Would come here any day for checkups and wash

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Danielle Ramirez

2020

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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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What To Expect When Receiving Dentures

Dentures will enhance the look and function of your smile and boost your confidence.
Dentures will enhance the look and function of your smile and boost your confidence.

Consultation

You will first meet with our dentist at our Kenilworth, IL, location. At this appointment, he will review your oral health and aesthetic goals to create a customized treatment plan that will best suit your needs.

Extraction

Once you and our dentist have determined which denture will be best for you, any necessary dental procedures like tooth extraction will need to be performed before the dentures can be placed.

Implants

If you decide implant-supported dentures are the best option, your implants will need to be surgically placed before your customized dentures can be secured.

Impressions

Once the necessary tooth extraction or other preparatory procedures have been completed, our dentist will take an impression of your gums and any remaining teeth to ensure the dentures will have the best possible fit.

Fabrication

Your impressions will be sent to one of our trusted labs to fabricate restorations that look and function just like your natural teeth.

Placement

Once your dentures are created, your dentist will ensure proper fit and make any necessary final adjustments. You'll be able to leave our office smiling with pride.

How To Care For Your New Restorations

Implant-supported dentures cannot be removed, and should be cared for just like your natural teeth. Routine brushing, flossing, and dental visits will keep your implant-supported dentures healthy. 

For removable dentures, a different care routine should be followed.

Rinse

You should rinse your dentures after every meal to remove any remaining food particles. Food left sitting on your dentures can cause bacteria to grow and shorten the lifespan of your restorations.

Brush

You should brush your dentures at least once a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive paste. Abrasive cleaning can damage the surface of your dentures and shorten their lifespan.

Soak

You should soak your dentures in water or denture cleaner overnight while you sleep. Allowing your restorations to dry out will make them lose their shape, altering how they fit in your mouth.

Visit

You should come to our dental office if you are noticing your dentures are loose, slipping while you eat, or are popping or clicking. We can adjust the fit of your dentures to ensure they are functioning properly.

What Is the Cost Of Dentures?

The cost of your treatment depends on the type of dentures you receive and the extent of preparation you need before those dentures can be placed. For example, patients that want dentures supported by implants will have more costs associated with their treatment plan than those who just need a partial denture.

Our Kenilworth, IL, office offers CareCredit® financing to help all our patients receive the care they need by breaking down the total cost into manageable, monthly payments. Our front desk staff would be happy to talk with you about the cost and your payment options before you receive your restorations.

"Dr. Carpenter is the best"

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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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Michael Puffer

2020

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10+ years and counting, won’t drive anywhere else. Always a pleasant experience and any
post visit issues come with Doc offering his mobile number should something present a problem after hours. Kind of place you get there early just to catch up with 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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