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General Dentistry

Avoid pain, embarrassment, and bigger health issues by setting up your appointment today for a general dental checkup and cleaning. We’ll tackle any problems we see and get your smile back to a healthy state.

New Patient Hotline 919-822-9326

Existing Patients 919-899-7414

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World-class Implant and Sedation Dentistry right in your neighborhood. Schedule your appointment today.

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8116 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613
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In a world of corporate takeovers – even in the dental industry – isn’t it nice to know that you can still find excellent patient care that exceeds expectations from a locally owned practice and a doctor supported by a team of dental professionals who pay meticulous attention to detail — and a doctor who calls and texts patients personally after surgery.

Dr. Chris Gudger specialize in a full range of dental procedures, from General and Cosmetic Dentistry to Dental Implants Treatments and Sedation Dentistry. Working in a state-of-art dental facility with a completely digital workflow, the doctor and his team of dental professionals are prepared to solve the most complex dental problems all under one roof, often in just one day—no need to travel to different offices, meeting with multiple doctors.

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Bringing state-of-the-art technology to caring, comfortable, and comprehensive dentistry.

If you're considering Dental Implants, including the popular All-on-4 or Teeth-in-a-Day treatments, contact Dr. Chris Gudger, a second-generation dentist at Lifetime Family Dental. Dr. Gudger is regarded by his patients as a caring, compassionate implant expert and has meticulously placed and restored dental implants for over 10 years – with thousands of successful implant procedures to his credit.

While he is a top implant dentist, Dr. Gudger is also an expert in Sedation Dentistry and offers a full complement of options for patients who experience any anxiety surrounding their dental care.

With such comprehensive dental knowledge and extensive experience, Dr. Gudger is prepared to solve the most complex dental problems with various procedures all done under one roof.

As soon as you walk in, I want you to know you’ve found an extraordinary place featuring the absolute latest technology in a family-friendly environment. It’s, hopefully, unlike any other dentist around.

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Dr. Gudger and his team of dental professionals enjoy hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google and Facebook – more than most other practices in the Raleigh area.


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Creating smiles doesn’t always involve intesive cosmetic dentistry or surgery. But it could if you do not maintain good dental practices. Good dental hygene is important and our general dentistry services will help keep your smile healthy and clean, preventing future issues that may require extensive work.

Dental Cleaning


A dental hygienist will inspect your mouth for inflammation, cavities, or any other concerns. From there, the dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from around your gum line and between your teeth. The more you brush and floss, the less tartar and plaque build up you’ll have. Once you have tartar, you can only have it removed at the dentist office.

After scrapping for plaque and tartar, the dental hygienist will brush your teeth with a special toothpaste and brushing tool.
After brushing, your teeth will be flossed and be able to get to hard to reach areas you may not be able to reach when flossing at home. This also removes any left over toothpaste or plaque.

Lastly you’ll receive a fluoride treatment to help protect your mouth to fight cavities.
You may be asked back for other procedures if the dentist finds any issues such as needing sealants, fillings, or or crowns.

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Dental Fillings

Dental fillings help restore a tooth back to it’s normal self in terms of function and looks. A filling requires the removal of the decayed parts of the tooth and then is cleaned out and restored with a filling material. This helps stop further decay and restores your tooth to it’s optimal function and aesthetics. Filling materials can be gold, composite resin, an alloy, or porcelain.

Only your dentist can tell you if you need a filling instead of a crown or cap. If the decay has reached the nerve, you may need a root canal and then a filling. Your dentist will take x-rays to examine the full extent of your mouth to know the best route and the treatment will depend on the extent of the decay and damage.


To Book Your Appointment Click or Call


New Patients Call (919) 822-9326

Existing Patients Call (919) 899-7414

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