Dental care in our Manalapan, NJ office incorporates the comforts we know our patients deserve and want. Some of these include:
- A Refreshment Bar
- TVs in Hygiene Rooms
- Complimentary Blood Pressure Screenings
- Neck Pillows
- Wheelchair Service
We use digital radiography technology, which has significant advantages over film-based radiography, including far less radiation and greater efficiency. There is no need for processing in a darkroom. Images quickly appear on the computer monitors in our treatment rooms, and they can be instantly shared for consultation by any or all of our specialized dentists.
These images can also be e-mailed to other dentists or providers. We have many patients from throughout the U.S. and many who travel from around the globe to receive treatment in our practice. We are able to share digital images with referring dentists anywhere in the world. The images can be transmitted to patients’ insurance companies quickly and efficiently.
We are also able to display them on the computer monitors in our treatments rooms for enhanced patient education.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Truly one of the most important imaging and diagnostic breakthroughs in modern dentistry, cone beam CT provides 3D images of the jaw structures and teeth, with extraordinary accuracy and detail. It has become the gold standard for patient care in implant dentistry. The 3D images enable us to plan our surgery so we are able to avoid causing damage to nerves and to vital structures, including blood vessels and the sinuses.
Virtual surgery can be performed and evaluated before actual surgery takes place. The office of Dr. James Courey is one of the few dental practices to provide cone beam CT in our office. Most practices have to send their patients to an outside imaging center. This equipment defines “state-of-the-art”. Our cone beam CT, operated by our expertly trained staff, offers maximum convenience, safety and precision.
Laser Cavity Detection
Previously we had to rely on the use of a dental explorer (pick) to detect, small, soft or sensitive spots on the teeth.
This “early warning” cavity diagnosis and prompt treatment means smaller fillings and, in some cases, may avoid the need for more serious procedures, including root canals.
Electric High-Speed Hand Pieces
The traditional dental handpiece is air driven. The compressed air drives a turbine in the head of the handpiece, producing a high-pitched, often anxiety-provoking noise and vibration. Our electric handpieces are powered by an extremely quiet electric motor, with much greater strength (torque) and precision than air-driven equipment.
This vastly improved handpiece design can reduce the time you spend in the chair and may significantly improve the quality and fit of your final restorations.
Picasso Soft Tissue Laser
We use gentle Picasso Soft Tissue Laser for many oral surgical procedures. It is much kinder to the soft tissues (gums, blood vessels, nerves and the membranes which line delicate areas, such as the sinuses). There is no blade. Instead laser light precision is produced by this special surgical instrument to achieve unparalleled precision, patient comfort, and reduced healing time.
An intra-oral camera is a very small camera. In some cases, an intra-oral camera is just a few millimeters long. We use it to enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intra-oral camera allows us to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Central Sterilization Area
Oral Cancer Screening
31,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and, because it has an exceptionally high mortality rate, more than half of them will die over the next five years. If detected early, 90 percent of oral cancer cases are curable.
During every hygiene visit, our dental hygienists conduct screenings for visual signs of oral cancer, as well as for abnormalities that may not be visible to the patient.
If an area is sufficiently suspicious, a simple surgical biopsy is conducted and the tissue is sent to Mount Siani Medical Center for immediate analysis.
Learn more about oral cancer screenings by watching this video:
Our in-house dental lab allows Dr. Courey to put the perfect artistry into every dental prosthetic that he places. Whether you require a crown, veneers or a full set of dentures, you can be certain that his careful attention to detail will make your restoration something that fits and functions, beautifully.
In an emergency, our onsite lab is right there to perform repairs of broken restorations, such as dentures, bridges and crowns. In most cases, repairs can be done quickly and at minimal cost. Repairs at outside labs require additional visits, often at significant cost to the patient.