Charlotte Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is the first thing people notice. The power of a healthy, big smile turns strangers into friends while it makes us feel good inside. People who have a confident smile project warmth, friendliness and sincerity and put other people at ease.

Conversely, over 20% of people are embarrased and feel the need to hide their smile. This makes you less approachable and others feel uneasy. You can’t climb the business ladder or make new relationships with an unattractive smile.

Stains, chips, gaps, and other imperfections can diminish the look of your smile. Dr. Linger’s office in Charlotte, NC is dedicated to helping patients transform their smiles. We offer fast and effective methods of cosmetic dentistry. These include One Visit Solutions for many problems as well as complete smile makeovers and treatment for the most severe dental problems.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover from Dr. Linger introduces cutting-edge dental techniques utilizing the microscope for minimally invasive procedures like Veneers, whitening, same-day dental implants, drill-less dentistry, professional fresh breath products and high definition cameras so you can see what we see inside your mouth. Our smile makeover removes tooth decay, improves gum health, tackles bad breath and helps you flash the beautiful smile that you always wanted.

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are very thin, custom made shells of tooth-colored materials that literally veneer the front surface of your teeth to improve your appearance. Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth and will change your teeth’s color, shape, size or length. Veneers are made from porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resists stains better while better mimicking the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth.

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique ™

This new minimally invasive option for treating receding gums without the pain and recovery time required with gum grafting surgery.  The revolutionary procedure requires no cutting, no sutures and virtually no downtime. Dr. Linger is one of the few dentists in the world that has been personally trained and licensed by Dr. Chao to perform the procedure.

6 Month Smiles

Are you one of the millions of adults who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed of your smile? Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective procedures could be too invasive or too expensive. Now, there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle offered by Dr. Linger. revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought – Six Month Smiles® utilizes specialized clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months.


No one needs to know that you’re straightening your teeth…and they won’t when you use Invisalign invisible braces. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening your teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. Wearing these smooth, comfortable-fitting trays will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets and no wires to tighten! You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete.

Teeth Whitening

We offer several teeth whitening options to meet your needs.  Disposable Trays  – the most cost effective whitening product that offers 3 times the whitening strength of Crest White Strips at the same price.  Take Home Trays – The best professional whitening system available with Venus White!  and In-Office Teeth Whitening-  the quickest way to whiter teeth. We use a professional-grade whitening product to achieve dramatic results even after the first treatment.

Cosmetic Dentures

A cosmetic denture is a custom-made dental appliance that is inserted into your mouth, replacing natural teeth and providing support for the cheeks and lips. The teeth can be made from plastic, porcelain or a combination, depending upon your specific needs and desires for functionality.

Laser Dentistry

Dr. Linger uses the laser to produce a very narrow, intense beam of light energy to precisely remove or shape teeth or tissue in your mouth. The pinpoint precision of the laser allows Dr. Linger to perform many dental procedures without anesthetic, reduce symptoms and healing times and reduce the amount of bacteria in tooth cavities and diseased gum tissue.

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

Porcelain inlays and onlays are popular restoration (filling) choices where porcelain is used to fill a cavity or extend to replace a cusp. A porcelain inlay does cost more than a traditional filling material. The upside to using a porcelain inlay is that future decay is almost avoided and the biting force from chewing or grinding your teeth can do little damage to the porcelain filling. Similar to a porcelain inlay, the onlay replaces and covers missing cusps and builds perimeter tooth walls that have been removed because of decay or fracture.


The first step is a Free Consultation. We also offer a digital smile transformation preview. Using a photograph of your smile, we will show how your new smile can look. Once you approve the smile transformation you want, we can begin your Cosmetic Treatment to create your new smile.