Important After answering hundreds of e-mails from people who wants me to make teeth for them I will write it out loud! No. I can't help you to make teeth unless you can come and see me in Gothenburg, Sweden. And Yes, Sweden is in Europe! I need to see the person who is going to wear them at least twice for casting and fittings. I do not make teeth on mail-order no matter what you say or offer. I can't guarantee that they will fit or hurt your teeth or gums without a proper fitting. And since I don't wan't to hurt you I will not risk it!
It's also important to remind you about that I have published these pages only as an information about how it is done. I will take no responsibility for things that can happened during the process. Some materials can be toxic and the casting can, if done incorrectly, result in damaged teeth and real dental work can be damaged. Always contact a professional makeup artist or dental technician before starting to experiment!
Time to make some teeth. It is quite expensive to get going as a lot of the materials needed costs a lot. But when you have all the equipment needed you will have a wonderful tool in your makeup kit. To the left you can see a dental tray used for casting the teeth.
All I show on these pages can be bought at a dental supplier. Start by testing a tray for size.
Here I am filling the tray with a thick mixture of alginate.
I never do as the dentists do and put in the tray in when the patient is laying down. I don't like filling peoples throats with goo! I always let the patient put the tray in by themselves and ask them to lean forward and drool.
A few minutes later the alginate is dry and it is time to remove the cast. Sometimes it may stick a bit but that is only a vacuum and if you wiggle it a bit it will come loose.
Here you can see the finished cast. If you don't intend to fill it with plaster at once submerge it into water so it won't shrink.
Now I have mixed a little Ultracal that I carefully pour down the mould. Then I tap the mould against the table so the last air bubbles will come to the surface.
Now I let it set for about 45 minutes before I separate the moulds.
Then I fix the edges but am very careful not to damage the cast.
Voilá! A finished cast of the clients teeth. Note the little muscle that normally is under the lip. It's important that you don't remove it as you can damage the muscle if you make a pair of teeth without making a slit for it.