Frequently Asked Questions

Do you see children?

Yes! Our practice is open to your whole family here in Calimesa, including little patients who are just starting to realize how important their growing teeth really are. Dr. Parker and the rest of our team looks forward to helping them smile brighter with gentle check-ups, dental sealants, and other children’s dentistry services that are designed with protection and prevention in mind.

What’s the best option for replacing missing teeth?

In most cases, Dr. Parker will recommend dental implants as the ideal solution for rebuilding a strong, lifelike smile. Implants are designed to restore both the visible crown of your natural tooth and the root underneath the gum line that helps to stimulate the jawbone, which is good news for both your oral health and your self-confidence. They also have longevity on their side, with many implants lasting for the rest of the patient’s life as long as they’re cared for properly with oral hygiene and routine maintenance. 

However, dental implants are right for every patient. Dental bridges and traditional dentures are also available as reliable options if your current oral health, budget, or personal preferences aren’t a match. Dr. Parker will be happy to work closely with you to help you make the right choice for your smile and overall wellbeing.

Will my new dental crown/filling/restorative work look unnatural?

It doesn’t have to! Our dental team offers high-quality composite resin and all-ceramic materials that are designed to be a precise match for natural tooth enamel, allowing the work you receive at our practice to blend in beautifully with the rest of your smile.

Can you help me improve the appearance of my smile?

Of course. Dr. Parker offers several cosmetic dentistry services that can dramatically improve the look of your teeth, and he works with patients to devise the ideal smile makeover plan that always takes their needs and personal goals into account. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option because of their comprehensive coverage and natural appearance; direct bonding, metal-free restorations, teeth whitening, and other options are available as well.

Is it true that a dentist can help treat my sleep apnea?

If you’ve been diagnosed with this dangerous condition by your general doctor or a sleep specialist, traditional CPAP treatment may not have to be your only option for relief. For patients with mild to moderate symptoms (or who have proven to be CPAP intolerant in the past), Dr. Parker can create a customized oral appliance that provides effective sleep apnea treatment in a much more convenient and comfortable fashion. When worn during rest, this device will slightly readjust the patient’s airway and allow for easy, uninterrupted breathing throughout the night.

Do you see dental emergencies?

Definitely. If you or a loved one is experiencing a dental injury or significant oral pain that won’t let up, don’t panic – pick up the phone and contact our Calimesa, CA practice. Our team will do everything we can to bring you in for an appointment as soon as possible. We can also provide helpful first-aid information over the phone for how to manage your condition in the interim, as well as whether an emergency room visit may be necessary.

Do you take insurance?

We are in-network providers for Delta and Cigna PPO plans, and our team will file paperwork on your behalf for other claims so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available under your coverage. To learn more, visit our new patients page

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