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Dr. Chris Gudger
8116 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC
919-899-7414

Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting

Grafting procedures are done to restore your tissues to as close to their previous form following tooth loss, gum disease, or trauma.
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World-class Implant and Sedation Dentistry right in your neighborhood. Schedule your appointment today.

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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Dr. Chris Gudger

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.
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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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about BONE AND SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING

Why is grafting needed?
Bone and soft tissue grafts are used to restore deficient areas, thereby allowing for reconstruction possibilities otherwise absent.

After teeth removal, the bone surrounding the missing tooth will slowly begin to resorb (i.e., shrink), resulting in a loss of bone height and width. As bone resorbs the overlying gum tissue, you will lose both volume and the normal anatomic form. After tooth extraction, bone and gum tissue loss often results in functional and cosmetic defects, leaving an unsightly collapsed appearance.

At Lifetime Family Dental, Dr. Gudger takes a proactive stance on tissue preservation. Bone and gum tissue loss following teeth removal can be significantly reduced or eliminated thanks to advances in grafting procedures and bioengineering. For example, following a tooth extraction, a specially bioengineered dental bone graft material is placed within the extraction socket. The bone graft material supports new bone growth and has been shown to preserve bone and overlying soft tissue following tooth removal.
What is the process of Bone Grafting?
Grafting is a safe procedure, and we can discuss your options in-depth with you before the surgery takes place to ensure you’re receiving the appropriate type of treatment for your needs. You’ll typically be given a local anesthetic to reduce pain while the procedure takes place, and you may opt for intravenous sedation. Once the procedure is completed, you will be provided with antibiotics and medication for pain if required. We advise you not to consume specific foods to avoid putting pressure on the graft. You should be able to carry on with your day-to-day life as usual while the graft is healing.
Who is a good candidate for Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is ideal for anyone wishing to add implants to their mouths but doesn’t currently have enough bone for them to be installed safely or securely. 

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Lifetime Family Dental

All Your Implant & Dental Needs. All in One Office. In Raleigh.

Raleigh Dental Office
8116 Creedmoor Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27613
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: By appointment only
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