SHARPSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA – Nestled between the bustling metropolises of Cleveland and Pittsburgh is the quiet borough of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. This is where Dr. Trevor Skinner of Lombardi Dental is now restoring smiles with the 3 on 6™ dental procedure. This unique approach to smile restoration is saving patient’s bone and offering a more natural solution for patients seeking a permanent smile.
Dr. Skinner was raised in the mountains of Wyoming and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University in Nebraska. Following graduation he completed a surgical-based residency at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, receiving advanced training in implant dentistry, oral surgery, and IV sedation. In June of 2023, Dr. Skinner completed the full mouth rehabilitation course from Smile Systems in Salt Lake City, Utah to become a certified 3 on 6™ provider.
“With all these new advancements in technology, the 3 on 6™ treatment is at the top as far as quality, esthetics, and end results,” said Dr. Skinner. "3 on 6™ is the way of the future for sure!”
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. Skinner has extensive experience in surgical smile restoration and had a lot to say about the benefits of 3 on 6™ treatment.
“The 3 on 6™ treatment option is a superior treatment because it is less invasive than some other full-mouth replacement options and offers the most esthetic and natural end results that other permanent replacement options can't always match. 3 on 6™ utilizes your natural anatomy better than any other permanent replacement option. If you are looking for an option where you can permanently replace all your teeth with something that looks great and is not removable, then 3 on 6™ is the way to go."
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. Skinner is the first 3 on 6™ provider in Pennsylvania, joining a rapidly growing network of dentists who want to offer their patients better treatment options.
Lombardi Dental offers service to both Pennsylvania and Ohio in the areas of Sharpsville, Hermitage, Sharon, West Hill, Farrell, Masury, Mercer, Wheatland, New Castle, Youngstown, Erie, Boardman, Niles, Warren, Beaver Falls, East Palestine, Pittsburgh, Grove City, Kent, Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Strongsville, Parma, and more.
You can learn more here about 3 on 6™ treatment from Lombardi Dental.