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Worn, chipped, or discolored teeth can affect the overall look of your smile and make you feel self-conscious when talking or taking photos.

Veneers are extremely lifelike porcelain shells that cover cosmetic flaws and blend in beautifully with your surrounding features.

Dr. Art Carpenter has helped patients from Kenilworth, Evanston, and Glenview, IL, achieve life-changing results with porcelain veneers.

3 Reasons Why Veneers Are Increasingly Popular

Although there are many cosmetic dentistry treatments to choose from at our Evanston-area practice, veneers stand out for several reasons. They:

Cover Multiple Concerns at Once

While other cosmetic treatments are only designed to address one imperfection, porcelain veneers from our Kenilworth, IL, team can conceal minor misalignment, chips and cracks, discoloration, minor gaps, and natural wear—all at once.

Achieve Long-Lasting Results

Veneers are made from medical-grade dental porcelain, a strong, stain-resistant material. Although dental veneers are wafer-thin, they are also incredibly sturdy. With proper at-home care and frequent visits to our office, your restorations can last for many years.

Improve Your Self-Confidence

Dr. Carpenter customizes each veneer to your facial features to ensure flattering, lifelike results. Because we use high-quality porcelain that looks and feels just like a natural tooth, others will only notice how great your smile looks. This results in higher confidence.

What Do Veneers Look Like?

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Our Kenilworth office uses porcelain veneers for subtle results that are designed to naturally cover your smile concerns. Our choice of materials results in veneers that precisely match the natural translucency of enamel, giving you a subtle but substantial refresh.

Want to Learn More About Veneers? Request a Consultation Today

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile and want to find out whether dental veneers are a good option, request a consultation at Art Carpenter, DDS, LTD, located in Kenilworth, IL. Dr. Carpenter has been practicing dentistry since 1996 and is a member of various prestigious organizations, like the: 

  • Chicago Dental Society
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • American Dental Association

Our team serves the wider Glenview and Evanston areas. To see why patients trust in our credentials, contact our office or call: 

(847) 251-5004

Dr. Art Carpenter

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Porcelain Has Shown Impressive Durability

95% of the veneers studied were still intact after 10 years

According to research published by the British Dental Association, porcelain veneers have "very high" durability and success rates. The study suggested that as many as 95 percent of the restorations studied were still in good condition after 10 years. 

How Dr. Carpenter Achieves Superior Veneers Results

High-quality porcelain makes our stunning veneers possible.

You will always be the most important contributor to your care. Our dentist begins every treatment by truly listening to you. During these appointments, Dr. Carpenter will review your concerns, evaluate your candidacy, prepare the affected tooth or teeth, take impressions, and send these impressions to a world-class ceramic lab.

There, an experienced ceramist will create a custom, medical-grade porcelain restoration that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. The final restoration will then be sent back to our Kenilworth, IL, office, serving Evanston and Glenview, where Dr. Carpenter will permanently place the dental veneer over the affected tooth.

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Experience the Difference

Knowledge. Dedication. Compassion. We proudly offer it all. Families throughout Kenilworth, IL, Evanston, and Glenview trust our team with every aspect of their dentistry treatment. If you are ready to find a solution for your cosmetic needs, contact us.

A Real Patient's Experience With Our Veneers

"Just had Dr. Carpenter do veneers on my front upper teeth. He is so conscientious and has great attention to detail, combining modern technology with an artist’s eye! Highly recommend!" Cheryl and Bob Franz

Flexible Financing Options

Since veneers are considered cosmetic, they are typically not covered by dental insurance. To help patients of all backgrounds experience the benefits of veneers, our Kenilworth office accepts financing through CareCredit®

CareCredit is a trusted third-party lender that provides flexible, low-interest repayment options for patients in need of medical or dental care. With CareCredit, you can pay for treatment on your terms.


Remember: Veneers Are Well Worth the Cost

Few cosmetic dentistry treatments can offer the kind of comprehensive results provided by custom porcelain veneers. These benefits include:


Few cosmetic treatments can offer the kind of comprehensive results provided by porcelain veneers.


Unlike dental bonding, porcelain is highly stain-resistant and can last for years with proper care.


Dental ceramic is able to mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth for an incredibly lifelike effect.

Receive a Personalized Estimate During Your Consultation

The best way to find out how much your treatment will cost is to schedule an appointment at our Kenilworth, IL, office. We are conveniently located for families in Evanston, Glenview, and other communities. To schedule an appointment, message our team or call: 

(847) 251-5004

Dr. Carpenter's Veneers Earn Excellent Reviews

"Best high quality and excellent experience with Veneers. My wife is very satisfied and very happy...I am highly recommending!" Lou Phan

Are You a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

During your consultation at our Kenilworth, IL, practice, Dr. Carpenter will conduct a detailed exam to determine whether you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. As part of your exam, he will check for:

Sufficient Enamel

Before placing these restorations, Dr. Carpenter will need to remove a small amount of enamel. For this reason, you should have a healthy amount of remaining enamel to qualify.

Signs of Clenching or Grinding

Although the porcelain used to make these restorations is very strong, it is not unbreakable. If you grind or clench your teeth, you could easily fracture your new restorations. Conditions such as bruxism should be addressed before receiving this treatment.

Treatable Conditions

Porcelain veneers are a fast way to achieve a straighter-looking smile without braces. However, if you have severe malocclusion, you might benefit more from orthodontics like aligners

Your Level of Commitment

Because this option requires enamel removal, the procedure is typically irreversible. Although porcelain veneers can look and feel great for many years, they will need to be replaced at some point and require a lifetime commitment.  

Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Although ceramic is resistant to stains and decay, your mouth needs to be properly cared for to prevent oral health issues. For the best results, we recommend regular visits to our office so that we can periodically evaluate the integrity of your restorations.

Preparing for Your In-Office Consultation

Before visiting our practice, make sure to identify which tooth or teeth you would like to cosmetically enhance. This will help Dr. Carpenter create a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. 

Also, do your best to ensure that you maintain good oral health. Although porcelain restorations can conceal dental imperfections, they cannot treat oral health issues. If you have cavities, infection, or gum disease, we will need to treat these first. Fortunately, we can handle nearly every concern in-office for streamlined care.

Take a Look at Veneer Placement

During your appointment, a small amount of enamel will be removed from the treated tooth so your veneer lies flush with surrounding teeth. The veneer is then bonded in place. It typically takes two visits for our team to complete your dental veneers treatment.

The Typical Treatment Timeline

Patients from Glenview to Evanston travel to our Kenilworth, IL, for stunning results.
Patients from Glenview to Evanston travel to our Kenilworth, IL, for stunning results.


Dr. Carpenter will evaluate your oral health and perform an exam to make sure you have a healthy foundation to support cosmetic treatment. If needed, he will treat any existing cavities or gum disease prior to beginning your treatment.


Our dentist knows that dedicated planning leads to superior results. As part of the process, Dr. Carpenter will complete a diagnostic wax-up. It will give him a point of reference, and it will allow you to preview your results. He will also use this wax-up to create an accurate mold.


To ensure your comfort during the procedure, Dr. Carpenter will administer local anesthesia. Local anesthesia completely numbs the treatment area so you should feel no pain. If you are nervous about this step of the procedure, we can administer oral conscious sedation to help you feel more comfortable throughout your appointment.

Tooth Preparation

In order to make room for veneers, Dr. Carpenter will need to reduce the size of the teeth. We will remove the minimum amount of enamel (roughly the thickness of an eggshell) and only resize dentition with the final results in mind. If you choose minimal-prep veneers, this step might not be necessary. 


Next, Dr. Carpenter will take impressions of your mouth to send to our trusted lab. We will also provide information on the shade so the veneers match the color of your surrounding teeth.

Temporary Veneers

Dr. Carpenter will also use your wax-up to create temporary veneers. Temporary veneers will protect your teeth and keep them looking great while your permanent veneers are being fabricated. Because the temporaries will mimic your final results, they also allow you to preview your results, make alterations as necessary, and determine whether you are pleased with how they look. Once you are satisfied with your proposed results, Dr. Carpenter will send the final design to a trusted ceramic lab.


A ceramic artist will create your permanent restorations using the most lifelike, high-quality materials available. This process typically takes about two to three weeks. We remain in close contact with the laboratory during this time to refine the process as needed.

Final Placement

When your final restorations are ready, you will come back to our Kenilworth office for your final appointment. Dr. Carpenter will carefully check the fit and feel of each restoration before bonding it permanently in place. 

Ready to Get Started? Contact Us Today

Sometimes a minor imperfection can cause major feelings of self-consciousness. We are passionate about helping our patients achieve their very best smiles in every respect, and you can depend on us to take great care in providing you with restorations that help your features look outstanding. From start to finish, we can provide streamlined and convenient care to families in Kenilworth, IL, Evanston, Glenview, and nearby areas. To get started, request a consultation or call our office:

(847) 251-5004

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Will My Results Look Natural? Yes, They Will!

Today, dentists use advanced planning methods and state-of-the-art materials to create veneers that have the same color, texture, and shine as your teeth. Properly executed, these restorations are virtually indistinguishable from your natural smile.

We believe that every patient who wants veneers deserves to have veneers of the highest form, function, and aesthetics, and Dr. Carpenter and his team pride themselves on creating incredible effects – each and every time.

The Difference Is Stunning

Many patients who are considering this treatment are worried that the results won't meet their expectations. But, as you can see below, dental work has come a long way since the unnatural, bulky restorations that were common in the past.

Before Veneers
Before Veneers
After Veneers
After Veneers
Veneers were used to create a whiter, more luminous smile for this patient. These natural-looking restorations help their smile look brighter and younger, for boosted overall self-confidence. 

Dental Veneers Do's and Don'ts

Aftercare is fairly simple. However, there are certain precautions you should take to prevent damage to your veneers.


  • Wear a nightly mouthguard if you have bruxism
  • Maintain proper oral hygiene
  • Visit your dentist twice a year for checkups


  • Bite your fingernails
  • Chew ice, pens, or other hard objects
  • Open packages with your teeth 
Before you leave our office, our dentist will thoroughly go over all veneer care tips. You're also always welcome to message us with questions or visit us if you ever have concerns.

A Homey Office With First-Rate Care

"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." Harry Linton

Want to Preserve Your Enamel? Consider Minimal & No-Prep Veneers

In addition to traditional porcelain veneers, we also offer minimal-prep veneers. 

Minimal, or no-prep, restorations are exceptionally thin, meaning Dr. Carpenter can place them with little to no modification to the tooth's surface.

This conservative process makes minimal-prep veneers a great option for patients who have worn or thinning tooth enamel or who desire a reversible option. However, no-prep options are not right for everyone, as their thin structure may not hide certain types of imperfections, such as severe discoloration.

No-prep veneers

How Veneers Stack up Against Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options

While you may be hesitant to choose this treatment rather than undergo individual procedures to correct discoloration, misalignment, or cracks, it is important to consider the advantages of porcelain veneers.

Faster Results

Since they cover the entire tooth, this option can address multiple issues like discoloration and unevenness all at once. Instead of needing individual treatments, these restorations can minimize your treatment timeline to achieving a brilliant smile.


Greater Longevity

There are less expensive cosmetic procedures available, including dental bonding. Bonding is used for many of the same tooth imperfections. However,  the material used for bonding does not have the same durability or lifelike qualities as porcelain.

Better Solution for Stains

While teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry treatments can correct or conceal surface blemishes, porcelain veneers are the preferred treatment for permanent imperfections that can affect the tooth. That includes tetracycline stains, discoloration from internal bleeding, and stains caused by genetics.

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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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