Keeping You Safe and Healthy during COVID-19

New Patient Hotline: (919) 710-8680 Request an Appointment

Existing patients: (919) 578-6006

We're Taking Precautions to Protect Your Health

Our Office Exceeds Standards In Sterilization

We hope you and your family are in good health! Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

In order to protect our patients and staff, we're now offering:


Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.


We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.


You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.


Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

Pre-procedural rinse

We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.


We have HEPA air filtration units in every operatory and throughout the office to minimize aerosols.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at office or request an appointment.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you!


We Can’t Wait to Meet You

Learn why Dr. Chris Gudger is Raleigh’s family dentist

Meet Chris Gudger, DDS, FICOI

Raleigh’s Trusted Dentist

Dr. Chris Gudger, a second-generation dentist, has been practicing dentistry for nearly 20 years. He earned his doctorate from the UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry, and each year, he furthers his education by studying advanced dentistry with the nation’s top clinicians. Included in his studies are specialized courses in dental implants, sedation dentistry, Invisalign®, and cosmetic dentistry. Even more important than his education or his clinical skills, he’s dedicated to providing personalized treatment to make each patient feel like part of our family.

“What I enjoy most about dentistry is the personal connections that we make with our patients, and the smiles we can create for them. We want you to feel like you’re listened to.” ‑Dr. Gudger

Our gorgeous facilities

“I’ve had numerous procedures including crowns, cavities, and have even had a veneer done. My experience here has been a 10! It’s given me the confidence to smile again.” ‑Rebecca R.

Hundreds of Reviews from Your Neighbors

We want you to have the best experience at the dentist, with results you can be proud of

“Excellent and professional. They were very straightforward offering me options for my care. They offer quality service and affordable payment plans. My implants are very high quality and I know they were a grand decision.”

‑ Grace C.

“I wish I wouldn’t have waited for so long. I really wanted dental implants but quite frankly was scared silly. Lifetime Dentistry was wonderful and patient. They offer sedation which I gladly accepted and now I have the most amazing smile. Silly me for waiting SO long.”

‑ Richard G.

“I get high quality dental performance from Dr. Chris Gudger. I am well taken care of by both the doctor himself as well as his incredible team. I last needed to visit Lifetime Dentistry for a few implants and I had no issues whatsoever.”

‑ Kevin C.

“I make the extra commute to see Chris Gudger and his staff over at Lifetime Dentistry because of one simple reason. That reason is that they are competent. Another place I went to totally fouled up my dental implant. Thank goodness for Lifetime Dentistry for fixing that.”

‑ Roy A.

“I am here to tell you that you will have an amazing dental experience at Lifetime Dentistry. This practice has nothing but educated professionals that will give you top shelf quality when it comes to customer servicing. This place is very clean and sterile and that was before COVID-19.”

‑ Alma R.

“Dr. Gudger and his people are a truly likable team. There are dental practices closer to both my home and work but I make the extra effort to go see these marvelous professionals because those other places are not nearly as good as Lifetime Dentistry.”

‑ Melody F.

“I have been diagnosed with Dentophobia since I was a young adult but the fear extends back to my childhood. I have been neglecting my teeth because of this condition but I needed to have some work done. I go to Lifetime Dentistry because they practice sedation which is what I need.”

‑ Vicki B.

“I had a traumatic injury to my mouth and lost my two front teeth. Living my life that was was not an option. Thankfully, I came to the best in the business and can now look at myself in the mirror and not want to cry. Amazing experience.”

‑ Allen J.

“Chris Gudger is a phenomenal dentist professional. He is so amazingly friendly and very highly educated in his field. I needed to have some cosmetic procedures done and he did a spectacular job. Unlike my former dentist, he is also quite transparent and honest. He wont do a procedure just to make some money.”

‑ Minnie S.

“I have been coming here for several years and even though I have moved further away I keep coming back. Dr. Gudger always remembers me, as does the staff. They are prompt, friendly, and gentle.”

‑ Tabitha O.

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“I have anxiety about coming to the dentist, but in the last two years working with Dr. Christopher, my mouth has felt so much better. I recommend him to my family and friends.” ‑Rebecca B.

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Relax With No Fear

Enjoy comfortable sedation

IV Sedation is offered to the anxious, the fearful, or the very young patient. It is a management technique that uses medications to assist the patient to cope with fear and anxiety. Sedation is both safe and effective when administered by our trained professionals.

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“They’re always concerned about my anxiety and making it as comfortable as it can be. Thank you!” ‑Meredith B.

Restore Lost Teeth
& Condfidence

With dental implants

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth, improving chewing ability, eliminating bridges, and replacing dentures.

Several implants may provide a base for a series of artificial teeth known as a fixed bridge. Implants can even be used to secure a full set of removable dentures for people who have no remaining natural teeth.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Get the Smile You've Always Dreamed Of

Dental aesthetic restoration is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile will increase self-confidence and overall life satisfaction, and make you look years younger. Crowns, veneers, tooth-colored porcelain fillings, and bonding are common techniques for dental restoration. We will recommend the best option for your case to restore your tooth to its full functionality and give you the beautiful smile you deserve.​

Learn More About Other Cosmetic Services

More Cosmetic Services

Emergency Dental Care

Relieve Your Pain Today

There’s little that’s as painful as a tooth or jaw ache, so call us any time to schedule an emergency appointment. From jaw or mouth pain to emergency tooth extractions, we love our patients and want what’s best for you, so call us today for an emergency appointment!

Other Emergency Services

Restorative Treatment

With Dentures and More

Our custom-designed dentures rest firmly against the entire gum line, these dentures provide an unparalleled fit and look. Patients will often experience a boost in confidence after they get their dentures, and feel and look young again! Creating a cosmetic denture is really a work of art in the hands of a skilled dentist like Dr. Gudger and his dental team.

For those who are missing all of their teeth in the upper or lower jaw, a traditional full denture or implant denture is the best option to restore your look and function.

Restorative and Pain Therapy

Preventive Care

Family and General Dentistry

From children to the elderly, our skilled dental team is familiar with the unique needs of every patient, no matter their age. Our goal is to help you and your family develop great oral habits that will last a lifetime.

Other Preventive Services

What do you want in a dental office?

At Lifetime Family Dental, we pride ourselves in providing a place that’s warm and welcoming, family friendly, comfortable, understanding, and informative.

Christopher J. Gudger, DDS, FICOI

8116 Creedmoor Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27613

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New Patient Hotline (919) 710-8680

Existing Patients (919) 578-6006

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Office Hours

Mon 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tue - Fri 7:00am - 3:00pm

Patient Forms

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Is Cost a Concern?

We offer financing

We’ve partnered with CareCredit® and offer our own in-house financing. Ask us how we can help you afford the treatment you need with easy monthly payments.

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