POWAY, CALIFORNIA – Just a stone's throw from San Diego, Dr. Peter Rich of Poway Dental Arts is bringing smiles to patient’s faces with the 3 on 6™ full mouth dental procedure. This unique approach to smile restoration permanently restores the patient’s teeth while preserving their bone and offering simple long-term maintenance.
A native of Cape Cod, Dr. Rich attended dental school at Tufts University. Following dental school he completed a one year residency, followed by three years on active duty in the United States Navy. In 2023, Dr. Rich completed the full mouth rehabilitation course from Smile Systems in Salt Lake City, Utah, becoming the first certified 3 on 6™ provider in California.
Dr. Rich is excited to offer this alternative to All-on-X style treatments to the people of southern California. “This is by far the best full arch rehabilitation process available,” he said. “I love the combination of technology and skilled surgery that provides optimal outcomes for patients.”
The 3 on 6™ procedure was developed by Dr. Randy Roberts of Smile Clinic in 2013 as a permanent, implant supported solution for full arch teeth replacement. The procedure utilizes six implants and three zirconia bridges to permanently restore a patient’s teeth. Dr. Roberts developed the procedure as a way to preserve the patient's healthy bone and reduce the cost of restoring a permanent smile. The use of 3D printers, intraoral, tomography, and photogrammetry scanners, surgical guides, and other technologies, allows 3 on 6™ providers to offer predictable, high-quality treatment with an extremely high success rate.
“There’s less or no bone removal, better balance with biting forces, better esthetics, and the best opportunity for long term restorative success,” said Dr. Rich.
When compared to other popular treatment options like All-On-4 or All-on-X, the 3 on 6™ stands out because of its ability to preserve the patient's bone and require very low maintenance. While an All-on-X restoration distributes biting forces across a large, bulky artifical gum, the 3 on 6™ uses segmented bridges, allowing for greater implant stimulation and contributing to long term bone health. Patients love the natural look and feel of the teeth in their mouth. In addition, a 3 on 6™ can be cleaned by the patient with standard brushing and flossing. Unlike an All-on-X, a dentist will never need to remove the restoration for cleaning or replace worn down parts.
Dr. Rich and Poway Dental Arts serves the people of Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Rancho Peñasquitos, Mira Mesa, Carmel Valley, Escondido, Del Mar, Encinitas, Eucalyptus Hills, Santee, Blossom Valley, El Cajon, La Mesa, Rancho Santa Fe, Spring Valley, San Diego, Miramar, Clairemont, La Jolla, Solana Beach, San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside, and more.
You can learn more here about 3 on 6™ treatment from Poway Dental Arts.