All About Dental Implants


At Port Orchard Dental Care Center, Dr. Barbara E. Karbassi provides patients with a wide selection of services from general to restorative dentistry. When patients approach her with questions regarding the replacement of missing teeth, she often recommends the placement of dental implants in Port Orchard to achieve a more beautiful, fully functioning smile once again.

Dental implants are titanium posts used by Dr. Barbara E. Karbassi in a number of ways. These implants are versatile and long-lasting, making them a highly desirable choice for many of our patients. Here are the ways in which patients utilized dental implants within their smile:

Replacement tooth

A dental implant may be used to replace a single tooth. This is the primary method used by many of our patients. A dental implant is placed into the bone of the jaw and then a full dental crown is fabricated to place over the abutment. This stand-alone replacement functions just as the natural tooth once did and can last a lifetime with proper care and attention.

Anchoring a bridge

There are sometimes situations in which patients may prefer a dental bridge, but they may be missing a tooth on one or both sides to place them. This is when a dental implant may be situated into the bone to hold the bridge in place and provide an effective anchor.

Stabilizing dentures

Stabilizing full dentures is a common problem for patients. Some may try using dental adhesives but still find their dentures to be an issue. This is when our team of professionals may ask patients to consider the benefits of stabilizing their dentures with the placement of dental implants along the arch.

A simple consultation appointment and initial examination with our team is the best way to learn more about dental implants in Port Orchard and whether or not they are right for you. At Port Orchard Dental Care Center, we encourage new and existing patients to speak to a dental professional about their smile and how to restore it to proper health and function. Our practice is located at 4601 Bethel Road, SE in Port Orchard, Washington and can be reached by calling (360) 443-5274. We are excited to hear from you and work with you in repairing your smile after tooth loss.