Dental Crowns

A damaged or weakened tooth not only affects the look of your smile. It can also cause pain, soreness, and difficulty chewing.

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

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

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Repair Your Tooth for Restored Function & Aesthetics


After treating your compromised tooth at our practice, serving Evanston, Glenview, and Kenilworth, IL, a dental crown will be placed. Since the restoration will cover the entire tooth, it can protect its structure from further damage and decay.


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


All-porcelain dental crowns can also improve the aesthetics of your smile. These restorations are made of high-quality materials that are matched to your enamel so they blend in with surrounding teeth.

How is a dental crown placed?

What Are These Dental Restorations?

Crowns are porcelain caps that cover the entire surface of your teeth. They are extremely versatile, and dentists use them to mask cosmetic imperfections like discolored or misshapen teeth as well to restore teeth 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. 

Is porcelain a reliable restorative material?

Dental crowns are very versatile...

Porcelain Crowns  May Not Be Right for Every Patient

At our dental practice, 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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Are you a candidate for this dental treatment?

You Should:


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 you have severe damage or 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

Dental 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. 

Worried That Your Dental Crown Won't Look Real? 

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

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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Your crown will be custom-designed to fit comfortably...

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Reasons to Choose Our Office for Your Restorative Treatment 

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

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. 

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Restore Your Smile with Customized, Quality Dental Crowns

A traditional dental crown is a restorative treatment that provides strength and structure to support a tooth that is no longer fully functional. Typically made of durable ceramic or porcelain, a crown, sometimes called a "cap," is often virtually indistinguishable. The materials we use offer a translucent quality similar to enamel, and can be artfully matched to blend seamlessly with your smile. 

Our practice has a reputation for excellence in the Kenilworth area. We offer convenient appointments which are scheduled to provide patients with prompt service.

The Procedure

A custom dental crown is made to fully cover damage, restoring natural shape, size, and function. The procedure in our office takes place in two appointments. Initially, the area is cleaned and disinfected, then altered to allow optimal fit and support for your restoration. We will take highly detailed impressions to create your customized crown. It typically takes about two weeks to complete your restoration, during which time you will wear a temporary crown. At your second appointment, we will affix your permanent crown. Dr. Carpenter or Dr. Jobalia will ensure proper fit and comfort, and provide guidance to help you obtain log-lasting benefits from your new crown. With proper care, your restoration can last for up to 15 years.

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Removing a small amount of enamel can ensure your crown fits properly.

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 roots. This treatment is an ideal option, offering an experience that accurately mimics the comfort and function of natural teeth and prevents bone loss. Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Jobalia create custom restorations for many dental implants patients. Our implant restorations are of the highest quality and made to last for decades.

Choose a Highly Trained Team 

Dr. Carpenter

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!

Kelly B.


Kenilworth Office

450 Green Bay Rd
Ste A
Kenilworth, IL 60043

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