This answer will differ depending on who you ask. Certainly manufacturers are marketing to dentists that their crown materials and brands are the best.
Some crown types have lasted the test of time such as Porcelain fused to Metal Crown (PFM). There are other types of crowns that are constructed without any metal which is a benefit to esthetics and patients who do not want metal in their mouths.
It also depends on other factors, what are the forces on the crown, what is opposing the crown (dissimilar materials wear differently to each other and may cause damage to the opposing tooth) the demands of the case and what the dentist has become comfortable using.
There are all ceramic crowns that provide many advantages; less tooth preparation, no-metal showing. These crowns may also have a premium price, which is a factor in determining a crown choice.
The list of different types of crowns is long and varied. You will need to have some trust in the dentist to determine which is the best crown for you while also learning about various crowns and asking informed questions.