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Dr. Mark Joseph Birnbach, DMD

Dentist

Dr. Mark Birnbach is a Dentist practicing in Boulder, CO. Dr. Birnbach specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
46 years Experience
Dr. Mark Joseph Birnbach, DMD
  • Boulder, CO
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dmd
  • Accepting new patients

My tooth in the back is half broken, what should I do?

Contact a dentist as soon as possible

Biting down on side of cheek when eating

Since you haven't been wearing your retainers, it is likely that your teeth have shifted and that could be causing you to bite your cheek. I suggest that you see a dentist to READ MORE
Since you haven't been wearing your retainers, it is likely that your teeth have shifted and that could be causing you to bite your cheek. I suggest that you see a dentist to evaluate that and to be sure that there isn't a growth on your cheek that is the cause of the problem

What if only one tooth is crooked?

Is the crooked tooth a cosmetic concern? If not, and it’s not affecting your ability to eat, and is not causing you any other discomfort, it may not need to be straightened out READ MORE
Is the crooked tooth a cosmetic concern? If not, and it’s not affecting your ability to eat, and is not causing you any other discomfort, it may not need to be straightened out .

To straighten the alignment of a tooth with orthodontics, other teeth would probably need to be moved to create the room for the proper position of the crooked tooth.

Another possibility might be to crown or veneer the tooth to give it the appearance of being straight, even if the underlying structure is still out of alignment.