How to Make Dentures Step By Step

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The dental industry is big business healthcare at its finest. Not to mention the fact that making fake teeth in the movie industry or just for fun is a skill many aspiring special effects artists need to acquire. Making dentures is not an easy task - or an inexpensive one. This article will show you how to make your own special effects dentures at home.

Making the First Mold

Fill dental try with alginate.

Wait several minutes and remove the tray. If it sticks wiggle it a little to break up the vacuum it may have made.

Mix Ultracel and pour into the cast you made. Tap the cast to release air bubbles and to allow the Ultracel to fill all areas. Let the cast with Ultracel rest for 45 minutes to an hour.

Separate case from tray very carefully as to not damage the plaster.

Use your various dental tools and dremel to fix the plaster casting using great care to not break it.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want normal dentures skip Section 2 and 3.
  • Broken plaster means having to start over.
  • Never rush.
  • When fitting in the dental tray with alginate do so standing up and bent of a sink.
  • If you do not intend to fill your cast with plaster right away submerge it in hot water so it will not shrink.
  • You can sometimes make a second denture from the plaster mold but usually you will need to remake the plaster cast.
  • You can create gums by using the same "dripping" technique as with the teeth.
  • You can paint on color by using slightly watered down grease paint. It will soak into the plastic and not smear.
  • If the teeth do not fit snugly trim as needed with the dremel tool.
  • Working with these chemicals are dangerous and should only be worked on in a forced ventilation system area.
  • Always wear safety glasses and mask.
  • When fixing up your first cast do not remove the muscle between the teeth and gum.

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