The crowns and bridges from Ottesen Family Dentistry are generally made of porcelain and occasionally porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). These types of dental restorations are quite common for older patients who have badly decaying or deteriorating teeth. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over a damaged or cracked tooth. Crowns can also be made of gold and acrylic resin, but porcelain provides a more natural appearance. Multiple missing teeth can many times be fixed using bridges, where two crowns sit on either side of the space where a false tooth or teeth are perfectly matched to fill the space. A bridge helps to prevent the shifting of teeth, which can lead to bite problems or more advanced periodontal disease. Bridges help teeth to function properly by allowing all teeth to come into contact with each other completing a healthy smile.