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

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Our experienced team of dental implant experts has helped thousands of patients find the ideal solution to restore their smiles and live happier lives.

About Your Free Implant Consultation

You will meet with Dr. Gudger for a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Here's what happens during your consultation:

Cone Beam 3D Imaging

A treatment coordinator will take a scan of your mouth and jaw area with a 3D cone beam scanner.

Diagnostic Workup

The doctor will review your scans, dental and medical histories, among other things, and assess your needs.

Treatment Plan

You'll meet with Dr. Gudger to review a recommended treatment plan customized just for you.

Financial Options

A financial coordinator will explain how much the procedure will cost and if appropriate, discuss financing options.

Meet Dr. Chris Gudger

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dental implants the best way to replace missing teeth?

Dental professionals widely agree that implants can achieve the most natural-looking and long-lasting solution for missing or damaged teeth. Their durability, functionality and realistic appearance has led to growing demand as patients look beyond traditional dentures and bridges to a more effective solution for tooth loss.

How long will dental implants last?

Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.

How do I know if I am a candidate for dental implants?

Anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction is likely a suitable candidate for dental implants. However, these are certain conditions that may complicate or prohibit implant treatment. Patients with certain complications, such as chronic diseases, heavy smoking or alcohol abuse may not be candidates for implants. Your doctor will determine whether or not this treatment is right for you after a complete physical exam and evaluation of your medical history.

Does getting dental implants hurt?

Although discomfort varies from person to person, most patients say it was much less discomfort than they thought it would be. During the surgical procedure, you will be given an anesthetic, so you will feel little or no discomfort. When placing the implants the doctor uses gentle techniques, and because the doctor is working in a clean environment, there is little chance for infection. If you follow all post-operative instructions and take the required antibiotics, there is minimal discomfort. All patients are given pain medications, but many don't use them.

What can be done if I don’t have sufficient bone tissue to support implants?

Inadequate bone tissue may necessitate a surgical bone grafting procedure before implantation. Over time, bone in the area of missing teeth will naturally shrink and a bone graft may be required to ensure stability for the implant. During your consultation you will be advised whether a bone graft or a sinus lift procedure will be necessary in your case to ensure the stability of the implant. 
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
Friday: By appointment only
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