Add faces to trimmed SubD

First time poster here… I’m having an issue with adding faces to this trimmed ring. I need to delete the faces on the top of the ring so it’s not fully connected, but not sure how to repair it after doing so. Pictures attached.

Maybe I’m going about this wrong? Is there a better workflow?

Hello- Bridge should help here.


If I bridge the edges (I would need to add some edges to make them equal) then I have that other row of flat faces. I guess I could delete those faces as well and bridge everything?

Have you tried disabling symmetry? and then you turn it back on when you’ve deleted the faces.