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What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

There is a wide range of reasons for why patients may need a full mouth reconstruction, from birth abnormality and traumatic accident to natural decay.
To devise the correct diagnoses and an optimal treatment plan requires a multidisciplinary approach. Let us, along with our team of specialists, help you both restore and enhance your smile. While the financial burden of full mouth reconstruction may appear overwhelming, we are dedicated to work out a solution personalized to your dental needs and financial limitations.

Our team of specialists are equipped to perform personalized solutions for full mouth reconstruction. Learn more or schedule a consultation to get started.

Learn about the Full Mouth Reconstruction provided at Zak Dental offices in Agoura Hills, Covina/San Dimas, Downey, Long Beach, North Park, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Simi Valley, Temecula, Valencia, Ventura, and Whittier/La Mirada.

Full-mouth Series of X-rays

What are the benefits of getting a full mouth series of X-rays during a dental visit?


A complete or “full mouth” radiographic series is a set of individual bitewing and periapical radiographs to evaluate all the teeth and tooth supporting bone.


In general, it is necessary to take between 12 and 20 exposures in order to visualize all of the teeth. In a typical healthy patient, this series is taken every few years. However, a series of bitewings and individual periapical images may need to be taken more frequently.

Panoramic X-rays

How can a Panoramic X-ray at the dentist help see what’s going on?


Panoramic X-ray images or “pano films,” are used to evaluate the jawbones and tooth roots of adults for unusual findings or abnormal processes, and the growth and development status of children and adolescents.


They can be used for the detection of cysts, tumors, and other types of abnormal growths.


Patients with risk factors for stroke can be imaged to show blockages or partial blockages of the carotid arteries. so that the patient can be referred for further evaluation and preventive treatment.


Pano films sometimes identify teeth with previously undetected infections, and other types of problems – and are used to plan for the location and potential complications of dental implants.


In children, they’re one of the most important tools for identifying missing permanent teeth and problems with crowding or too much space, so the dentist and orthodontist can plan what to do.


Panoramic images are also the most commonly prescribed X-ray for evaluating wisdom teeth to determine whether any complications for their removal are present; and if so, to plan for their safe removal.