General and Family Dentistry

General dentistry provides the bulk of dental services that families need to maintain good oral health. Dr. Shane Ruggless and our entire team have experience treating patients of all ages – from toddlers to kids, teens, adults, and seniors. 

Your oral health needs change throughout your lifetime and having a general dental team that customizes your treatment based on your changing needs can keep every smile in your family healthy, comfortable, and beautiful.

Comprehensive Family Dentistry

We know that families today are busier than ever. By offering the care that all of you need right here, we support good oral health for everyone you love.

We offer all of the preventive, restorative, tooth-replacement, and cosmetic dentistry that your family needs to stay healthy and we do so with outstanding patient care as our number one priority.

Children’s Dentistry in Springfield IL

Helping your child develop good oral habits can have lifelong benefits. At Ruggless Dental, we welcome your children to our family dental practice and offer the type of proactive, gentle dentistry that makes kids smile. Kids actually look forward to their visits because we help them learn and make it fun! We speak to kids and explain treatment in a way that they can understand, without creating any anxiety around their dental care.

When we treat kids, we do it at their pace and make sure to maintain excellent communication with parents so that you are always informed about your child’s dental health and development.

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry provides one of the best ways that you can protect your smile and avoid dental emergencies.

  • Dental exams
  • Diagnostic x-rays
  • Professional dental cleanings

By making your scheduled preventive dental appointments, you give our team the opportunity to detect and treat common dental problems before they result in pain or tooth loss.

Dental Restorations to Protect Your Smile

When you do have a cavity or a damaged tooth, the proper dental restoration can protect your tooth and give it a longer, more comfortable life. 

Dental fillings seal your tooth after Dr. Ruggless removes all signs of decay. We can match your filling to the color of your tooth so that it does not negatively impact the appearance of your smile. No one will even notice it!

A dental crown protects a damaged tooth after a fracture or large cavity. It gives your tooth stability and reduces sensitivity and discomfort. Dental crowns also protect teeth after having a root canal.

When a tooth needs to be removed to protect your oral health, we also offer:

  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Partial dentures
  • Full dentures

We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry services for those patients wishing to improve the appearance of their smiles.

Is it Time for Your Next Dental Exam?

Contact our Springfield, IL dental office to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment. We look forward to providing you and your family with comfortable, customized dentistry to promote healthy smiles.