Dr. Stephen J. Minns DDS uses the latest dental technology to help patients maintain beautiful healthy smiles.
Read the information below to learn more about some of the technology we use to improve your experience in the dentist’s chair.
No more trays of pink putty triggering your gag reflex. Our dentist uses iTero® technology to take digital 3D dental impressions of your teeth and gums. The small wand is held up to your teeth for a few brief moments to capture pictures that are more accurate and precise than traditional dental impression techniques. The result is dental crowns and other restorations that look and feel natural. Learn more about Novi digital impressions →
Like the name suggests, Invisalign treatments are nearly invisible teeth aligners designed to move teeth little by little into a straighter smile. Many of our patients appreciate that Invisalign is subtle enough to not be noticed by friends, family, and co-workers. These clear aligners are also removable, which means you can maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine and continue eating your favorite foods during treatment. If you have every felt self-conscious about crooked teeth, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with our Novi Invisalign dentist. Learn more about our Novi Invisalign® dentist →
Crowns from Digital Impressions
Our Novi dentist uses iTero to take digital dental impressions. Since iTero technology allows us to take more precise impressions of your teeth and gums, you can expect your new dental crown to be a perfect fit. Dental crowns made from iTero digital impressions typically take less time to place, which means less time in the dentist’s chair. Learn more about crowns from digital impressions in Novi →
Did you know that 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have advanced gum disease? If you fall into this statistic, you’ll be happy to know that our dentist uses perioscope technology to treat gum disease. A perioscope is a tiny camera our dentist uses to check gum pockets deepened by periodontal disease for plaque, tartar, and food particles.
If you have been diagnosed with moderate obstructive sleep apnea, you’ll want to ask our dentist if the Moses® appliance is right for you. The Moses® appliance is a sleep apnea and snoring device designed to keep your teeth and jaws in a fixed position while you sleep.
The Moses® appliance also pushes your tongue forward to keep your airway clear. The Moses® appliance is comfortable enough that you can breathe, close your lips, and even sip water while wearing it. Learn more about our Moses® appliance dentist in Novi →