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By Robert J Carpenter DDS
November 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Crowns   Bridges  

Smile gaps and failing teeth discourage people of all ages and walks of life. Fortunately, Dr. Robert Carpenter offers lifelike dental crowns and bridges in his Sun Prairie, WI, office. Made from premium quality porcelain, these restorations optimize smile appearance and function.

What is a dental crown?

Simply put, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that covers the damaged tooth structure to the gum line. Customized from realistic porcelain, your crown will be strong and long-lasting, effectively halting oral health problems such as:

  • Deep tooth decay
  • Dental abscess, or infection (root canal therapy must be performed first)
  • Dental fracture from a fall or blow to the mouth
  • Congenitally weak or inappropriate shape and size
  • Deep intractable stains from prescription medications and traumatic injury

Porcelain crowns also restore cutting-edge dental implants, the best tooth replacement choice available today.

What is bridgework?

Our Sun Prairie dentist uses fixed bridgework to span smile gaps consisting of one, two or more teeth. Pontic, or artificial teeth, are anchored by porcelain crowns bonded to natural teeth on either side of the empty space.

Another bridgework option is support provided by titanium dental implants surgically placed in the jaw. Either way, patients are pleased by their improved personal appearance, clear speech and optimized biting and chewing. Implant-supported bridgework also strengthens jaw bone health, density, height and width.

Care of bridges and crowns

Bridges and crowns have a lifespan of a decade or more. However, diligent oral hygiene is critical to their longevity.

So, be sure to:

  • Brush twice a day with a soft brush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss at least once daily to keep crown margins free of sticky plaque and hard tartar.
  • See Dr. Carpenter and your dental hygienist for semi-annual examinations and professional cleanings.
  • Be very careful to avoid biting and chewing hard foods, such as candy apples, and non-foods, such as your fingernails.
  • Contact your dentist right away with any concerns you may have about your crowns and bridgework.

Are crowns and bridges right for you?

During an informative consultation, Dr. Robert Carpenter and his dedicated team will help you understand your options, the treatment process, budget and other important details. Enjoy a complete, strong and attractive smile once again! Phone us for a convenient appointment: (608) 837-5527.

By Robert J Carpenter DDS
August 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Bleaching  

When your smile is dull and stained, it can lead to a loss of self-esteem and make you feel self-conscious in public. Fortunately, professional teeth bleaching offers a simple solution to this often impactful aesthetic issue. Here at our Sun Prairie, WI, office, your dentist, Dr. Robert Carpenter, offers both in-office whitening and take-home bleaching kits—read on to learn how they can improve your smile!

What are the benefits of professional teeth bleaching?

While drugstores are full of teeth whitening products, these over-the-counter whiteners aren't always effective, and they may even damage your tooth enamel in some cases. Conversely, the professional whitening agents from your Sun Prairie dentist contain a stronger formulation of hydrogen peroxide than over-the-counter products, resulting in quicker and more effective results.

Whether your dentist bleaches your teeth in his office or you whiten at home, you can expect to see a three-to eight-shade improvement in the color of your teeth.

What whitening options are available?

At our Sun Prarie office, we offer:

  • In-Office Bleaching: For this option, a protective gel will be applied to your teeth, and retractors will be placed in your mouth before treatment begins. Once these safety steps are taken, your dentist will apply the whitening gel, and in just about an hour, your smile will be noticeably brighter and whiter.
  • Take-Home Kits: Your dentist can also provide you with take-home whitening trays that are custom-molded to fit your teeth. Although at-home whitening takes a few weeks to complete, it also offers impressive results.

How long do results last?

Your teeth will remain whiter for one-to-three years or longer. You will be able to extend your results by avoiding foods and beverages that contain dark, stain-causing pigments. These pigments are found in coffee, tea, cola, wine, berries, soy sauce, popsicles, sports drinks, and other foods/drinks.

Interested? Give us a call!

Restore your bright white smile with teeth bleaching! Call your Sun Prairie, WI, dentist, Dr. Robert Carpenter, at (608) 837-5527 to schedule your appointment.

By Robert J Carpenter DDS
June 11, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Bleaching  

How long has it been since you looked in the mirror and felt satisfied with how your teeth look? If it’s been a while, it may be time to exploreTeeth-Whitening cosmetic dentistry options with Dr. R.J. Carpenter at his Sun Prairie, WI, dental practice. After all, rejuvenating your smile could be as simple as whitening your teeth a few shades!

Common Causes of Teeth Staining
Of all the cosmetic issues that patients report, tooth discoloration is consistently near the top of the list. According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for teeth bleaching is robust. These are some of the most common reasons why your teeth get stained:

- Consuming darkly pigmented foods and beverages on a daily basis.
- Lack of regular brushing or using a poor quality toothpaste.
- Enamel erosion, which makes the surfaces of the teeth porous and more vulnerable to stain penetration.

Why Professional Teeth Bleaching?
Simply put, the whitening products that you can find in a store cannot produce similar results to what you’ll experience from our Sun Prairie, WI, office. When you entrust your smile to Dr. Carpenter, your results will not only be a number of shades brighter compared to over-the-counter products, but they will also be delivered at a fraction of the time!

How Your Teeth Are Whitened
The soft tissues of your mouth are protected with the help of a tool called a retractor. The bleaching agent is carefully applied by your dentist and left on the teeth for the duration of the appointment. You’ll only need to sit in the dentist’s chair for a little over an hour to achieve results that can improve the look of your teeth for years.

Call for a Tooth Whitening Consultation
Getting your teeth whiter doesn’t require much effort or time. Just go to Dr. Robert Carpenter’s dentist office in Sun Prairie, WI, for a teeth bleaching appointment. Call (608) 837-5527 today to schedule your visit!

By Robert J Carpenter DDS
April 09, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

What crowns and bridges from our Sun Prairie dental practice can do for your smile!

Are you looking for a reliable restoration option for your missing teeth? If so, we have the solution! Read on to learn how dental crowns and dental crownsbridges from Dr. R.J. Carpenter's Sun Prairie office can rejuvenate your smile!



According to the American College of Prosthodontists, crowns are the most common restorative procedure used today. They are meant to restore aesthetically unpleasant teeth and provide strength for weakened ones.

Crowns are generally used in covering dental chips, cracks, and discolorations, all of which are commonly caused by injuries or poor dental hygiene, although there are other possible causes of course. Crowns are also placed over fillings that have become dislocated, thus adding reinforcement to them and thus making the functions of biting and chewing easier. Furthermore, using crowns to cover restorative procedures, such as root canals or dental implants, protects and strengthens your teeth.



Dental crowns are often used for attaching bridges, which are dental replacements that utilize the neighboring, natural teeth to establish a symmetrical presence and stable foundation. Bridges come in a few different types, notably including...

  • Fixed partial dentures, which are bonded to already existing teeth or implants. This natural-looking dental appliance is semi-permanent and replaces missing teeth. They are also easily cleaned, for all you need to do is remove them to clean them thoroughly!
  • Fixed dental bridges, which can't be removed. There a few variations of this bridge type, including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges.



  • Both procedures are custom-made and barely noticeable.
  • They cover stained teeth
  • They reinforce teeth to help with withstanding various degrees of pressure while eating
  • They restore the natural contour of teeth
  • They are an economically-friendly restoration.



If you have any questions or concerns about dental crowns and bridges, call your Sun Prairie, WI, doctors at (608) 837-5527.

By Robert J Carpenter DDS
January 31, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: family dentist  

How your family dentist in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin can help your smile

Having a family dentist ensures that your dental needs will be met in a timely manner, giving you the healthy smile you deserve. Dr. R. J. Carpenter in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin can help save and protect your smile. Having a family dentist will help you:

Save time lost from work, because multiple members of your family may be seen on the same day. You also won’t have to find multiple specialists to treat members of your family.

Save you from driving around, because a family dentist can take care of all of your family’s needs including pediatric dental services, root canal services, implant dentistry services, and even orthodontics.

Save you from stress, because you will have access to dental services from a dentist you trust. This is especially important for after-hours care, weekend care, or if you or a family member has a dental emergency.

Having a family dentist can even save you money. That’s because regular care from your family dentist can keep dental repairs small, instead of allowing them to grow into larger, more serious dental problems.

Your family dentist can also create a treatment plan for your family which is kind to your budget. You and your family dentist can work together to meet the dental needs of your family and give you peace of mind.

Your family dentist can care for each family member with a wide range of services. You can view all of the services available by clicking here: http://www.rjcarpenterdds.com/services.html

You owe it to yourself and your family to find out what a family dentist can do for you. You owe it to yourself and your family to call Dr. R. J. Carpenter in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin today!

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