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

Partial Dentures

The loss of one or more teeth can negatively impact your ability to chew and speak. Patients wishing to restore oral function have an effective restorative treatment option with partial dentures. Partial dentures can be removable or supported by dental implants. Dr. Art Carpenter offers partial dentures at his Kenilworth, IL, clinic. This solution is fully customized to fit comfortably among your remaining teeth while providing fully restored function and aesthetics.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures provide the benefit of restoring both the appearance and function of your smile. Once your denture is in place, you can expect to experience:

  • Prevention of teeth shifting
  • A more balanced bite
  • Improved quality of life
  • Restored comfort while chewing
  • Improve clarity of speech
  • A more attractive smile

An experienced and reputable dentist can help you take advantage of the many outstanding benefits of customized partial dentures.

Candidacy for Partial Dentures

Most individuals who are missing several teeth are candidates for partial dentures. For traditional partial dentures, patients may need strong adjacent teeth to support the prosthetic. To qualify for implant-supported dentures, candidates must have sufficient bone tissue in the jaw to support the implants. If there is insufficient bone density, a bone graft or sinus lift may be necessary to restore candidacy for implants.

Tired of suffering with the frustration of an incomplete smile? Dr. Carpenter can provide a solution that restores your appearance, repairs your smile, and helps you experience an exciting boost in self-confidence.

How Do Partial Dentures Work?

There are two types of partial dentures available: removable and implant-supported.

For removable partial dentures, Dr. Carpenter will take precise measurements and images of your jaws. This information will be used to fabricate your custom partial dentures, which can take two to four weeks. Small clasps, either made of metal or another material, hold the denture in place. Once your partial denture is ready, Dr. Carpenter will examine your bite to ensure that the denture fits correctly.

partial denture
Traditional partial dentures attach to surrounding teeth with metal clasps.

Implant-supported dentures require a greater investment of time and money, but they offer unique benefits. The restoration is anchored directly to the jaw through the use of dental implants. This procedure has a longer timeline because it can take several months before your implants completely integrate with the surrounding bone tissue. 

Implant posts offer the best stability for any restorations. Meanwhile, they are the only restorative dentistry solution that can stop the atrophy of bone tissue after teeth have been lost. This means your restoration will require far fewer adjustments than a traditional partial denture.

Call Our Office Today

Are you tired of suffering with the frustration of an incomplete smile? Dr. Carpenter can provide a solution that restores your appearance, repairs your smile, and helps you experience an exciting boost in self-confidence. Our office offers personalized treatment options tailored precisely to each patient's needs. To learn more about the benefits of partial dentures, or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (847) 250-9499.

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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