Composite resins are the most commonly used materials in restorative dentistry. When first introduced in dental practice, they began to change the aesthetic approach to anterior teeth treatments. At first they simply represented a ‘white’alternative to unaesthetic materials. Today, the clinician can select different materials depending on the characteristics required, such as opalescence, fluorescence, translucency, transparency, viscosity, elasticity, and, obviously, shade. Although this could be thought to be difficult and unpredictable a simplified approach will be presented. All these questions and answers and all the DAP (direct anterior procedure) protocol will be covered.