If your child is getting a crown to cover a primary (baby) tooth, her dentist will probably recommend a crown that is made of metal and then covered in porcelain (this is called a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown), or a crown made of metal and a plastic-like material called resin. The porcelain and resin are made to be tooth-colored so that the crown blends in with your child's natural teeth. If your child's baby teeth have fallen out, and it is a permanent tooth that is getting the crown, she may also be able to get an all-porcelain crown.
Talk with your child and with her dentist about the benefits and disadvantages of crown placement as well as the type of crown that could work best for your child. Get all your questions answered so you can make the best choice for you and your child.