TUCSON, ARIZONA – With a rich history of cowboys and Native Americans, Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona and home to Smiles Only, the newest 3 on 6™ provider in the Grand Canyon State. Dr. John Vredenburg (or “Dr. V” as some of his patients affectionately call him) is restoring smiles and confidence for his patients with the 3 on 6™ procedure. This revolutionary procedure offers a more natural looking and feeling permanent smile without the bone reduction or fake gums that come with other alternatives.
Dr. Vredenburg attended college at Michigan State University and received his Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. V fell in love with Arizona and decided to make it his home with his wife and two French Bulldogs. In October of 2023, Dr. Vrendenburg completed the full mouth rehabilitation course from Smile Systems in Salt Lake City, Utah and is now the second certified 3 on 6™ provider in Arizona.
“I am excited to offer my patients the best teeth replacement option that dentistry has to offer,” said Dr. Vredenburg. “I am excited to be able to educate patients on the benefits of keeping their natural bone and gums which also allows us to fabricate teeth that are slim and natural feeling.”
The 3 on 6™ procedure was developed by Dr. Randy Roberts in 2013 as a permanent, implant supported solution for people needing all their teeth replaced. The procedure utilizes six implants and three bridges to restore a full arch of teeth. The motivation behind the creation of the procedure was to preserve the patient's healthy bone and reduce the cost of restoring a permanent smile to an edentulous patient. The use of 3D printers, intraoral, tomography, and photogrammetry scanners, surgical guides, and other technologies, allows 3 on 6™ providers to offer predictable treatment with an extremely high success rate.
Dr. Vredenburg is excited to offer this full mouth treatment option to his community. “It is more esthetic and natural looking and it is much more cleanable by patients, ensuring the longevity of the restoration,” he explained. “It is also very similar in size to natural teeth.”
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. The three segmented bridges of teeth are permanently secured to six implants, requiring no bone removal to make space for artificial gums. These bridges are easier to clean, meaning patients will not require expensive annual cleanings and replacement parts as with other procedures.
Dr. Vredenburg is the first 3 on 6™ provider in Tucson, Arizona and is excited to be a part of this cutting edge treatment option that is changing smile restoration.
Smiles Only offers service to Tucson, Arizona and neighboring cities including Tanque Verde, Drexel Heights, Casas Adobes, Vail, Corona de Tucson, Green Valley, Sahuarita, Tubac, Rio Rico, Nogales, Sonoita, Elgin, Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Benson, Oro Valley, Marana, Oracle, Picture Rocks, Three Points, and more.
You can learn more here about 3 on 6™ treatment from Smiles Only.