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 Crowns

A damaged or weakened tooth doesn't only affect the look of your smile. It can also cause pain, soreness, and difficulty chewing.

To relieve discomfort and restore your smile to good health, Dr. Art Carpenter can provide a custom dental crown.

How can a dental crown restore the wellness of your smile?

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Protective

Our dentists place dental crowns after treating compromised teeth at our practice in Kenilworth, IL, serving Evanston, Glenview, and the greater Chicago area. Because the restoration will cover the entire tooth, it can protect its structure from further damage and decay.

Durable

Dental crowns are designed to withstand normal biting forces and can last over 10 years. However, for best results, it is important that you practice proper oral hygiene and attend your bi-annual dental exams.

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Dental crowns made of porcelain-like materials can also improve the aesthetics of your smile. These composite materials are high-quality and can be matched to your enamel so they blend in with surrounding teeth.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Crowns are caps made of porcelain-like materials that cover the entire surface of a damaged tooth. They are extremely versatile. Dentists can use a crown to mask a tooth with cosmetic imperfections like discolorations or chips, or they can use them to restore a tooth affected by root canal infection, severe decay, or other trauma. 

Because these restorations can correct a wide range of dental issues while simultaneously improving the look of your smile, they are widely used by dentists. To ensure that your permanent crowns look and feel great, our dentists work with dental ceramists to construct restorations that are perfectly tailored to your smile.

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Do You Need a Dental Crown? Schedule an Appointment Today

If you think you have a tooth that requires a dental crown, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our team at the dental office of Art Carpenter, DDS, in Kenilworth, IL. At our practice, Dr. Art Carpenter provides patients from throughout the greater Chicago area with excellent general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.

Whether you are experiencing tooth pain or have a missing tooth, our dentists are happy to review your case and help you decide if a crown procedure is right for the situation. To schedule an appointment with our dentists, please fill out our online form or call:

(847) 251-5004

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Patient Reviews

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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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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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A Dental Crown Procedure Timeline

A custom cap is made to fully cover damage, restoring natural shape, size, and function to a tooth. The procedure in our office takes place in two appointments....
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Preparation

At your first appointment, our dentists will begin by cleaning and disinfecting the treatment area. 

Tooth Alteration

The doctors will remove a small amount of enamel to create space for the crown to attach. This is a permanent alteration to the structure of the tooth, so patients should be sure that they are committed to this form of treatment.

Impression

We will take highly detailed impressions of your bite to create your customized crown. Then, we will send these impressions to our partners at the dental lab to fabricate your custom-made cap.

Fabrication

It typically takes about two weeks for the dental lab to complete your restoration, during which time we can provide you with a temporary crown.

Placement

At your second appointment, we will affix your permanent crown. Dr. Carpenter will ensure proper fit and comfort, and provide guidance to help you obtain long-lasting benefits from your new crown. With proper care, your restoration can last for up to 15 years.

Inlays and Onlays: Alternatives to Porcelain Crowns

At our dental practice in Kenilworth, IL, we believe in providing conservative care that preserves as much dental tissue as possible while providing the enhancement you need in order to restore your oral health. If your tooth requires more than a filling, but a dental crown would be excessive, we can provide inlays and onlays. These special restorations are used to replace dental tissue on the chewing surface of molars and, if necessary, replace one or more cusps (the pointed edges of the chewing surface).

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Highly Recommended by Patients

"High quality, thorough care matched with excellent communication and expertise. Highly recommend Dr. Carpenter and his wonderful staff." Meredith R. - 5-Star Google Review - 2017

Candidacy for Dental Crowns

Patients who experience the best results with porcelain crowns at our practice in Kenilworth, IL, are patients who:
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Have a Treatable Condition

Although these restorations can resolve a wide range of dental issues, dental crowns require a sufficient amount of healthy dental structure for support. If your tooth has severe damage or an infection, you may require an extraction. Our dentist is highly trained in implant dentistry and can provide an implant-supported restoration to keep your smile looking and feeling complete.

Commit to Good Oral Hygiene

Permanent crowns are stain-resistant and incredibly durable, but you will still need to commit to good oral hygiene to keep the rest of your smile healthy. You will also need to visit our office every six months so that one of our doctors can evaluate the integrity of your restoration. 

Will My Dental Crown Look Real?

Our dentists use state-of-the-art materials to craft temporary crowns and permanent restorations. Because our porcelain materials are carefully matched to the shade, color, and texture of your smile, these restorations are virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth. 

For your comfort and peace of mind, we also provide lifelike temporary crowns between appointments, so you never have to go without healthy-looking teeth or worry about your smile looking incomplete.

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Choose Art Carpenter, DDS, for Restorative Dentistry in Kenilworth, IL

Our dentists use their advanced training and technology to create beautiful, functional restorations that complement your bite and seamlessly blend in with surrounding teeth. 

We are constantly attending continuing education courses to provide the most advanced care possible, and our office is equipped with a computed tomography (CT) scanner that allows us to provide the most personalized, effective treatment. 

If you are looking for a dental practice in the greater Chicago area to complete root canal therapy or restorative treatment, schedule an appointment at our office in Kenilworth, IL, today. You can schedule an appointment by contacting us online or calling:

(847) 251-5004

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Our CT scanner is highly precise

"Amazing Service"

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Martin Nelson

2018

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Dr. Carpenter and his entire staff are friendly, thorough and accommodating.

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James Conteh

2017

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They have amazing service for each customer and make sure that they have a positive experience.

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Implant-Supported Crowns

Patients dealing with tooth loss may choose to restore their smile with dental implants designed to securely hold a restoration. Dental implants are surgically placed in the gums, forming a sturdy base that functions similarly to natural tooth roots. This treatment is an ideal option for patients with missing teeth, offering an experience that accurately mimics the comfort and function of natural teeth and prevents bone loss. Dr. Carpenter creates custom restorations for many dental implant patients. Our implant restorations are of the highest quality porcelain-like materials and made to last for decades.

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What Do Dental Crowns Cost?

The cost of restorative treatment varies from case to case based on the amount of preparatory work required, the type of material best suited for the individual case, the use of temporary crowns, and other factors. When all costs are accounted for, a cap for a single tooth usually costs between $1,500 and $1,600.

Dental insurance may or may not cover part the cost of dental crown procedures. For any costs not covered by insurance, we can help you set up payment plans through CareCredit

Our practice is totally focused on creating a positive patient experience, and our dentists are committed to educating patients as thoroughly as possible. If you have questions about the cost of treatment, we are happy to answer them, and we never pressure patients into any dental work.

Dental Crown Revisions

If you already have a dental crown and are experiencing issues such as sensitivity or a loosening restoration, we encourage you to give our practice a call. Our dentists can take a look and recommend a course of action.

In some cases, root canal treatments that were performed improperly can lead to sensitivity, which may require another root canal. In other cases, the crown comes loose because of normal wear and tear and needs to be reattached. Whatever the case, our dentists will professionally complete the required revision so that more restorative treatment is not required for many years.

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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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