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Dr. Linger performs minimally invasive restoration of teeth using the Dental Operating microscope for all procedures, including fillings. Using the latest advances in dental composites and bonding, Dr. Linger uses injection molding to restore teeth needing fillings.


A dental crown is a type of restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Dr. Linger uses crowns when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. Dental crowns are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement.

Crowns can be made from many materials and are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. The most common method of crowning a tooth still involves using a dental impression, or mold, prepared by Dr. Linger to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth.


Regularly climbing into our hygiene chair can mean gaining better health, better looks, and even staying out of the dental chair! When you consider that oral disease can be silent and symptom-free and that research has linked oral disease with other health problems, making regular hygiene appointments is definitely your wisest choice. Periodontal Disease, a.k.a Gum disease can be diagnosed and treated at the earliest stages when you are seen regularly by a skilled Hygienist.

If treated and maintained at home and with regular and possibly more frequent visits with your Hygienist, Periodontal Disease can be controlled so it does not cause more damage. Periodontal Disease is linked to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke, diabetes, and low birth weight babies. Learn more


Have you heard any of these myths about cavities?

  • “Maybe you just have soft teeth.”
  • “Sugar is the cause of cavities.”
  • “Just brushing and flossing will prevent cavities.”
  • “Fillings will stop the decay process.”
  • “You can’t catch a cavity from someone else.”

While some of these are partially based on fact, some simply aren’t true. The research shows that cavities are caused by a bacterial infection known as Caries. This infection occurs when the risk factors for disease outweigh the protective factors for health.

By understanding what causes an imbalance of the oral environment and making adjustments, the disease can be controlled and your incidence of cavities can either be reduced or eliminated.

Mercury Amalgam Removal

If your amalgam (silver) fillings need to be removed, we have the technology to remove them using the microscope with minimal mercury exposure to you or trauma to your teeth.

While the majority of American Dentists (over 80%) still use mercury-containing amalgam fillings; we do not use any of these mercury-containing materials in our office. We offer several cosmetic and functional options for your teeth, but none of them contain mercury.

One of our most-requested services is the removal of older, ugly mercury amalgam fillings and replacing them with a tooth-colored composite filling. The procedure is easy…We remove the mercury filling, clean the tooth, and then put in the tooth-colored filling. The end result looks great!


Pediatric Dentistry Services:

  • Well-Baby Visits – You child’s first visit should be around the first birthday
  • Kid’s Day – A very special day for young children’s first dental visit. This is a fun way for your child to have a great time during their first dental clean ing. (Link to Pictures and more content)
  • Professional Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Preventive Care
  • Radiographic evaluation of decay and developing or missing teeth
  • Recommendations for Orthodontic Treatment

“William Linger is an amazing dentist .excellent with children very patient and attentive. I took my daughter in today she is the type that get scared and nervous but dr linger made the whole procedure go smooth she didn’t cry didn’t complain at all. I’m very pleased and satisfied with his work. I recommend him to you. Two thumbs up” – Nina K. from Yelp"

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