Pediatric crowns are indicated in cases where a tooth is badly decayed or broken by trauma but the root of the tooth is still healthy enough to provide support. A crown replaces the entire exterior of the tooth above the gums and is often referred to as a “cap.” This cap provides the stability and strength to restore the function of the tooth as well as improve the aesthetic appeal. Crowns for primary teeth can be stainless steel or zirconia. The zirconia crown is white and resembles the natural tooth giving it more aesthetic appeal. The stainless steel crowns are more cost effective and are very durable, making them an excellent choice for those who grind their teeth heavily.