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The Importance of General Dental Care and Services

At Kopp Dental, we care about your overall health and not just your teeth. Our commitment has always been in providing the very best in general dental care to all of our patients near Elmhurst. It is known around our office that good dental care takes place in the dentist’s chair as well as at home. Without cooperation and teamwork, it will be a constant struggle. This is why it is important to work with your dental team and do everything you can to take care of your teeth between visits. Your dentist will give you the tools and the expert guidance, but a lot lies on your shoulders when it comes to ensuring that you follow instructions given by your dental team. Kopp Dental is committed to providing excellent care through our general dentistry services such as:

Family Dental Care

Part of the responsibility of having a family is taking care of one another while keeping each other healthy. While visits to your doctors are necessary, it is just as important to make dental care a part of your normal family care routine. As soon as the first baby teeth emerge, dental care needs to begin in order to protect teeth and gums. This is why Kopp Dental makes family dental care in Elmhurst part of local dentistry services we offer. We understand how important dental health is to maintaining overall health and wellbeing. Our team of dental care experts can help you embrace healthy dental habits now and in the future. So, whether you are three or 103, we can help you take care of your teeth now and through future generations.

Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. These X-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth.  They provide a clear image of what is going on inside the teeth and below the gums. They are a vital tool in diagnosing cavities, infections, impactions, and other issues that will need to be addressed in order to preserve your oral health. Our dental technicians are trained using the finest in modern dental diagnostic tools and play a vital role in protecting your smile. X-rays and dental imaging make it easier to catch problems before advanced signs are visible so treatments can begin sooner and results are more effective as well! These are just some of the general dental care and services that we offer to all of our patients here at Kopp Dental.

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Dental Cleaning

The basis of any good dental care plan is keeping your teeth and gums clean. Without good brushing and flossing habits, your teeth would be under a constant battle against plaque, bacteria, and decay. Dental cleanings offer a deep complete clean that helps maintain a good healthy starting point for your dental care. However, it is not enough to keep your teeth healthy- you must continue good oral hygiene each and every day at home! In our office, the Kopp Dental team will make sure you have all the support you need to keep your smile looking bright, but it is up to you to keep up with it every day. If you have questions or concerns about your at-home cleaning routine, call us today and we can help you find one that works for you.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

There have been many great advances in recent years when it comes to fillings. Gone are the dangerous mercury fillings and we are also now moving away from metal fillings entirely. Thanks to the development of composite materials and alloys, we can offer tooth-colored fillings for our patients. You can now take care of your cavities and get the fillings you need without the risk of harmful metals and the embarrassment of obvious fillings. These fillings are extremely popular because they are safe and durable while also being aesthetically pleasing. When it comes to general dental care and services in the area, Kopp Dental is leading the way with new innovations and breakthroughs in everything from fillings to dental prosthetics.

Dentures and Partials

Many of our older patients come to us the first time with questions about their existing dentures and partials or questions about what options are best for their dental needs. We have helped many of our patients find dental prosthetics that work for them and address their unique needs and concerns. Our team can help fit you with dentures and partials to restore an even bite, make eating and talking easier, restore your confidence, relieve the pain of damaged or missing teeth, and help you smile with pride once again. There are many styles and type of dentures and partials available. The Kopp Dental team can help you find the denture options that are right for you.


Dental Sealants

Everyone needs a little boost now and then. When you need a little extra protection for your teeth one option to consider is dental sealants. These come in several forms and help with several different tasks. For children, sealants are often used to help protect teeth from decay and cavities- especially while healthy brushing habits are being learned. Dental sealants can also help older adults with the same thing. They are specifically used on back molars where it can be difficult to fully brush at times. Sealants are also commonly used by individuals with disabilities that make brushing difficult so they do not have as much problem with cavities and decay. Dental sealants are just one of many additional services our dental team has to offer!


Sometimes, despite the best efforts of yourself and your dental team, a tooth will need to be removed. At Kopp Dental we always strive to preserve your teeth but if a tooth extraction is needed we will take care of it. Whether it is a simple tooth loss due to cavities or a major issue with periodontal disease or an injury, our dental team is ready to help. We will work to preserve as many teeth as possible and remove any that cannot be saved while preserving the health and integrity of your gums and surrounding teeth. We can also recommend additional follow-up care and treatment options as needed- implants, bridges, partials- to protect your overall health and wellbeing.

Mouth Guards

While most people think about mouth guards in regards to athletes, there are actually several reasons why they are an important and valuable tool for dental care. Here at Kopp Dental, many of our younger patients use mouth guards while they are playing sports. This is important because these devices help protect teeth and gums from damages caused by impact blows to the mouth or face. Another type of mouth guard is a nighttime mouth guard that is worn to help prevent teeth grinding and to reduce the effects of snoring. There are other types that can be used as part of general dental care and services and if you have questions about whether mouth guards are right for you, give us a call today and let our team provide you with the best general dental care and services!

mouth guard for kids

Dental Health Check

The final service we provide to our patients is perhaps the most important. It is the dental health check. There is a reason your dentist spends time poking around in your mouth at each appointment and checks your teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth. A general dental health check is important to ensuring good oral care has been maintained and to correct issues that might be present. This is also the time when your dentist is looking for warning signs of bigger issues like periodontal disease or oral cancer or infection. This is why you should keep all scheduled dental checkups– they are vital to ensuring you stay on top of your dental care and that there are no serious issues going undetected and untreated.

General Dental Care and Services

Dr. Elia treats every patient with the same care and concern he would show his own family. Excellent Chicago area dentistry care, compassionate treatment and gentle handling are the reasons so many people refer their friends and family to Dr. Elia of Kopp Dental. Providing Chicago area dentistry to Elmhurst, Naperville, and Hindsdale, IL is our passion. If you are in need of general dental care and services and need to find a dentist for yourself or your family, we invite you to give us a call. At Kopp Dental you are part of our family and we promise to treat you with kindness, respect, and dignity. So, call today for a consultation appointment and take the next step to a healthier smile!   The road to a healthier smile starts with general dental care and services and you can find it all here at Kopp Dental!

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