HOUSTON, TEXAS – The fifth largest metropolitan area of the United States is now home to a 3 on 6™ provider. Dr. James Sierra of Friendswood Dental Group is excited to offer this revolutionary smile restoration procedure to the people of Texas. This unique approach to smile restoration permanently restores the patient’s teeth while preserving their bone and offering simple long-term maintenance.
Dr. James Sierra is a native Texan and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas. During his nearly 20 years of practice, Dr. Sierra has taken over 2,000 hours of continued education training. In 2023, he completed the full mouth rehabilitation course from Smile Systems in Salt Lake City, Utah. After the completion of this course, Dr. Sierra became the first certified 3 on 6™ provider in the state of Texas.
“I am excited to provide this conservative, life-changing service to my patients as it is a great alternative to traditional All-on-4,” said Dr. Sierra.
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.
With his experience in full mouth treatment, Dr. Sierra clearly understands the unique benefits offered to patients with 3 on 6™ treatment. He explained, “When bone or tissue is removed for a dental procedure, it can never be restored. The 3 on 6™ is unique in that it preserves the patient’s existing soft tissue and bone.”
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 artificial 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. Sierra and Friendswood Dental Group proudly serves the areas of Houston, Friendswood, Webster, League City, Dickinson, Bacliff, Alvin, Pearland, Fresno, Texas City, Pearland, Pasadena, Sugar Land, Angleton, Baytown, Galveston, Lake Jackson, San Leon, La Porte, Deer Park, Manvel, Iowa Colony, Kemah, and more.
You can learn more here about 3 on 6™ treatment from Friendswood Dental Group.