||Significant improvements in tooth-colored restorative materials and adhesive techniques have resulted in numerous conservative esthetic treatment possibilities. Although restorative dentistry is a blend of art and science, esthetic dentistry is the art of dentistry in its purest form. One of the greatest assets a person can have is a smile, which shows beautiful, natural teeth. When teeth are discolored,malformed,crookedor missing, there is often a conscious effort to avoid smiling. Correction of these types of dental problems often result improved confidence, personality and social life. The restoration of a smile is one of the most appreciated services a dentist can render. There are certain basic artistic elements must be considered to ensure an optimal esthetic result. These elements include shape or form, symmetry and proportionality, position and alignment, surface texture, color and translucency. Therefore a basic knowledge and understanding of these artistic elements is required to attain esthetic results. This review contains esthetic principles in dentistry.