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Dr. James Courey

Prosthodontics
Manalapan, NJ
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Locations

James Courey, DDS

Manalapan, NJ

Address

224 Taylors Mills Road, Suite 110, Manalapan, NJ
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

7325778555

Office

Manalapan, NJ

Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey

Manalapan, NJ

About

Bio

Dr. James Courey loves dentistry and believes you can never learn enough about something you love. He is an expert in the restoration and replacement of teeth using implants, crowns, bridges, veneers and dentures. After dental school, Dr. Courey completed four years of prosthodontic training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center and an additional four years of advanced implant training at NYU. “Ongoing study of a variety of medical, dental and surgical disciplines gives me a wide range of diagnostic insight and diversified approaches to tooth replacement solutions,” he says. “There are many resources, tools, and technology available to dental professionals today, however, knowing how and when to utilize them is what distinguishes a good dentist from a great dentist. This is what sets us apart.” According to the American College of Prosthodontists, “Extensive training and experience provide prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and creation of tooth replacements.” Missing or imperfect teeth due to trauma, decay or diseases can be replaced with beautiful, long-lasting, functional teeth. “A great team is the key to providing our patients with the best restorations available,” says Dr. Courey, who practices with fellow prosthodontist, Dr. Joseph Zagami. “Our collaboration with the finest dental specialists and labs leads to innovation in solving the most complicated dental dilemmas.” Dr. Courey is a postgraduate instructor of implant and restorative dentistry at Columbia University College of Dentistry.

Specialties
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Prosthodontics

Dentistry

Languages spoken

Italian

Doctor Q&A

150 Answers
63 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Maybe side effects..: What you are describing sounds like some common side effects of otc medicines. Do you take advil (ibuprofen)? This can cause xerostomia (dry mouth). ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
May need more...: Periodontal disease (infection of the gum tissue and bones surrounding teeth) is an increasing health risk which will not go away by itself, but requi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Hmmmmm: I regret to say that there is not enough information to give sound restorative advise. I can tell you however, that dry mouth (xerostomia) is a p... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Likey TMJ disorder: It sounds like you are experiencing temporomadibular joint disorder. This disorder can come and go throughout a lifetime or become constant. Signs of ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Imbalanced TMJ: This type of imbalance is very unstable and may or may not have some of the other symptoms associated with it. An unstable TMJ or hypermobile jaw can... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
TMJ Disorder likely: It sounds like you are experiencing temporomadibular joint disorder. This disorder can come and go throughout a lifetime or become constant. Signs of ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Oral Applicance : Although earlier attempts to cure bruxism have ranged from sound alarms, electrical stimulation, psychotherapy, hypnosis, and drugs, we can now recomm... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes!: What i believe you are look for is better retention. This can be achieved by having your dentist make a custom fitted night guard/day guard for you. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Not a replacement: A waterpik and/or airflosser are great products, however they are not a replacement for good flossing habits--they are a replacement for not flossing.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
New Meds?: This symptom is very common, and is often seen as a side effect of many types of medication. Dehydration, radiotherapy involving the salivary glands ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Most Simplified. : 1. A ct scan will help determine if adequate bone is present; often times a scan/surgical guide will be custom made for the scan and surgical prep. 2.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
There are many.: In dentistry we deal with soft tissue and teeth/bone. So most treatment and surgical procedures fall into one of those two categories. If you are tr... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Often times--STRESS: It sounds like you are experiencing temporomadibular joint disorder. This disorder can come and go throughout a lifetime or become constant. Signs of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Plaque causes decay: All decay is the result of inadequate cleaning/removal of plaque. When a dentist fits a crown to your teeth, there is a "margin" or the area where th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Certainly!: Your dentist & your hygienist will be able to determine if you have gingivitis. Gingivitis is a very common & mild form of gum (periodontal) diseas... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Have it evaluatead: In the immediate period after placement of dental implants, infection, although rare, can be a potential complication. You may note increase in pain, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Its possible.: Sinus pressure or infection can indeed cause pain which feels as though it’s coming from teeth. Some signs that it’s a sinus problem & not a tooth pro... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
See your dentist.: There is no way to know without radiographs like a panoramic x-rays to evaluate your wisdom teeth. Best of luck!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Progress: Progress slowly and consistently. Want results? Don't give up and do not be discouraged.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
This is common: Ear sensations after wisdom tooth extractions is not unusual. The muscles that help open and close your mouth are often inflamed from wisdom tooth ex... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Hard/Soft Nightguard: 1. Apply moist heat for 20 minutes 2-4 times each day to the painful area . 2. Eat a soft diet. Avoid hard foods . Do not chew gum! 3. Chew your f... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Mouthguard YES!: Drug store guard--no! i do not recommend the types sold otc--they lack durability and are ill fitting which can effect your occlusion (bite) in the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
A Prosthodontist: A prosthodontist’s intensive training is rigorous; far beyond the standard norms of the general dental degree. Their expertise in restorative treatmen... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Not typically: Imovane is a central nervous system depressant prescribed as a sleep aid medication (. Because imovane can worsen symptoms of respiratory disorders, p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Treatment Plan: My best advise with the limited information provided is to see a prosthodontist before seeing an oral surgeon. It is of vital importance to have your... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
A Prosthodontist: A prosthodontist’s intensive training is rigorous; far beyond the standard norms of the general dental degree. Their expertise in restorative treatmen... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Not at all!: Although earlier attempts to cure bruxism have ranged from sound alarms, electrical stimulation, psychotherapy, hypnosis, & drugs, we can now recommen... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Its OK.: Crepitus refers to joint noises, such as popping and cracking in the joints as tmj. It can be quite disturbing & cause concern, particularly if it sho... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
It may be...: It may be a result of congestion/swelling as a result of the surgery, however, 4 months is a very long healing period. My suggestion is to have a fol... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Must seek treatment: Often epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea (osa) go hand in hand. Sleep problems are a double-edged sword; epilepsy disturbs sleep and sleep deprivat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes: You will need a ct scan of your jawbone to determine if you have adequate bone and/or where you can have a bone graft to help support implants. Implan... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Its can it a problem: Snoring is a significant problem for many people, but it often goes undiagnosed or gets passed off as an irritation, with people being unaware that th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Lots of reasons : I think it great that you are diligent with your dental care. Braces are a great step to a better smile, however, despite your best efforts they may ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Sinus Infections-Yes: If you have teeth in the upper back jaw that are infected and left untreated, infection can permeate the floor of the sinus and cause pain, bone loss,... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
When: When you finish your meal, brush your teeth to help curb craving for dessert.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Very personal choice: As a healthcare provider, my interest in your health, not your wallet. If you feel you may have sleep apnea, and this could aggravate your cardio con... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Perhaps: I would discontinue tobacco use immediately! smoking tobacco will certainly aggravate your symptoms and hinder the healing process. If in fact you h... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Not to worry: What you are describing is not out of the ordinary. It sounds like trauma to a minor salivary gland. In time ( several months) it will likely resolv... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes: A new denture will take a bit of getting used to, however, you should see the dentist who made the dentures for adjustments. Often, new dentures requ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Likely gum disease: Adults with a loose tooth, may have gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. It is an infection of tissue that hold your teeth in place, and as... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Not likely: Retainers typically have no effect on gum tissues; however, gingivitis is the likely cause for bleeding. Wearing braces or any non removable appliance... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
First things first!: To truly clean tarter off your teeth, you should visit your dental hygienist as often as your dentists recommends. A very important component to keep... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes.: I would say yes as long as your obgyn does not say you should not. If you are not pregnant, a great way to prepare yourself is to achieve optimal hea... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
No! See the dentist: Periodontal disease (infection of the gum tissue and bones surrounding teeth) is an increasing health risk which will not go away by itself, but requi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Lots of things...: Specifically, snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleepi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes: Yes, cold or warm, not hot, milk is a fine choice. After oral surgery, avoid using a straw to drink or any system that requires sucking. This can cau... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends on the cause: Snoring is a significant problem for many people, & often goes undiagnosed or gets passed off as an irritation. A great place to start is an examinati... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Implants are Optimal: Dental implant are optimal if you are a good candidate (bone presence & good health) because they provide bone stabilization and are easier to keep cl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Partner with dentist: I am assuming your dentist or hygienist told you that you have periodontal disease. The treatment varies with the severity and progression of gum dis... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends on symptoms: This disorder can come and go throughout a lifetime or become constant. Signs of tmd are pain in the jaw, ear aches, headaches, popping and clicking, ... Read More

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Feb 13, 2013
I have known Dr. Courey for many years and have served with him in the Navy. I recommend him most highly.
Mar 19, 2015
Great Doc.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Courey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have saved up $4,900 for 1 implant. It is a great low-cost deal. So, maybe screw is less than $350. So, the on-line question.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ok I will start with a sleep overnight study and let you know. Greetings from Italy.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Perio wrote down separate cost for abutment. Went elsewhere anyway.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
MD

Residency

Montefiore Medical Ceter

Residency

US Navy

Awards

NJ Monthly Top Dentist
America's Top Dentists, American Research Council.
Thought Leader, Third Place, Newark, NJ - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Prosthodontists
Academy of OsseoIntegration
American Dental Association

Publications

Doctor of Dentistry
New Jersey Monthly Top Dentist
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