In the evolving world of dental implants, the 3 on 6™ procedure stands out as an innovative solution for those looking to achieve a permanent, natural-looking smile. Pioneered by Dr. Jason Emett at All Out Dental, this cutting-edge treatment offers numerous advantages over traditional methods, particularly in terms of preserving bone and ensuring ease of maintenance.

However, a common concern among potential candidates is whether they have enough bone to support this procedure. This blog post delves into the bone requirements for the 3 on 6™ dental implant and provides a thorough understanding of the procedure, its benefits, and how to determine if you’re a suitable candidate.

Understanding Bone Requirements for 3 on 6™

The Impact of Bone Loss on Dental Implants

Bone loss in the jaw can significantly affect your eligibility for dental implants. This loss often occurs due to periodontal disease, cancer treatments, poor oral hygiene, or past tooth extractions. It’s essential to assess the bone structure to ensure there’s sufficient support for the implants.

Guidelines for Determining Sufficient Bone

Many people experience bone loss but may still qualify for the 3 on 6™ procedure. Here are some key guidelines:

  • Existing Teeth: If you still have some teeth, even with bone loss due to periodontal disease, you may still be a candidate. The presence of teeth indicates that there might be enough bone to support the implants.
  • Bone Width vs. Height: Typically, bone loss occurs more in width rather than height. This means that while the bone may become thinner, there is often still enough height to support the implants.
  • Gum Line and Esthetics: If you’re satisfied with your current gum level, adding new teeth on top without additional bone reduction could make you a suitable candidate.
  • Bone Grafting: While bone grafting can provide additional support and improve esthetics, it generally doesn’t make you a candidate if there’s significant bone loss.

Special Considerations

  • Previous All on 4 Treatments: If you’ve had an All on 4 treatment with bone reduction, you might not qualify for the 3 on 6™.
  • Long-term Denture Wearers: If you’ve worn dentures for over 10 years, there’s about a 50% chance you still have enough bone. For those who’ve worn dentures for 20 years, additional procedures like zygomatic implants may be necessary.

Consultation and X-rays

The only definitive way to determine your dental implant candidacy is through a consultation and X-ray. All Out Dental offers free consultations and scans to provide all the information needed to make an informed decision.

The 3 on 6™ Dental Implant Procedure

Comprehensive Explanation

The 3 on 6™ procedure involves placing six dental implants in the jawbone, which then support three zirconia bridges. This method restores the patient’s teeth without the need for extensive bone removal, offering a more hygienic and esthetic solution compared to other options.

Benefits and Comparison with Traditional Implants

  • Bone Preservation: Unlike the All-On-4 method, which often requires significant bone reduction, the 3 on 6™ preserves natural bone structure.
  • Natural Look and Feel: Patients report a more natural appearance and improved comfort.
  • Low Maintenance: The 3 on 6™ can be cleaned with regular brushing and flossing, unlike other methods that require professional removal and cleaning.

Case Studies and Success Stories

Transformative Outcomes

Numerous patients have experienced life-changing results with the 3 on 6™ procedure. Here are a few success stories:

  • Case Study 1: A 65-year-old male with significant bone loss due to periodontal disease underwent the 3 on 6™ procedure and achieved a full, natural-looking smile.
  • Case Study 2: A 58-year-old female who had been wearing dentures for 15 years successfully transitioned to the 3 on 6™, enhancing her confidence and oral health.

Dental Implant Patient Experiences

Patients consistently highlight the minimal discomfort during recovery, the natural feel of their new teeth, and the ease of maintenance.

Interview with Dr. Jason Emett

Insights from an Expert

We had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Jason Emett, the pioneering dentist behind the introduction of the 3 on 6™ at All Out Dental. Here are some key takeaways:

  • Patient Selection: “Our primary focus is on preserving existing bone and ensuring the best possible esthetic outcome for our patients.”
  • Future Developments: “We’re continually researching and implementing new technologies to further enhance the reliability and success rates of the 3 on 6™ procedure.”

FAQs about 3 on 6™

Common Questions Answered

  • Am I a candidate? Candidacy depends on individual bone structure. A consultation and X-ray are essential.
  • What does the procedure cost? Costs vary based on individual cases. Detailed cost breakdowns are provided during consultations.
  • How long is the recovery period? Most patients experience minimal discomfort, with a recovery period of a few weeks.
  • What are the long-term maintenance requirements? Regular brushing and flossing are typically sufficient. The prosthetics do not require professional removal for cleaning.


The 3 on 6™ dental implant procedure represents a significant advancement in dental restoration, offering a viable and superior alternative to traditional methods. By preserving natural bone and providing a more esthetic, low-maintenance solution, it promises transformative results for those seeking to restore their smiles.

If you’re considering dental implants, we encourage you to explore the 3 on 6™ option. Schedule a free consultation with All Out Dental to determine your candidacy and embark on your journey to a healthier, more confident smile.