How to Make Fake Teeth

Learn to make fake teeth for prosthetic makeup characters with FX artist Cynthia Garza (Reliquia, Nia, El quejido).

Description

Special effects makeup artist Cynthia Garza (NIA, RELIQUIA, QUIERO SER) shows you how to create photo-realistic prosthetic dentures (aka Fake Teeth) for creature characters. Regardless which shape, size, or form they take, this in-depth tutorial will help you along the path to creating your own custom monster teeth.

TUTORIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • How to correctly mix & pour silicone

  • How to make both positive & negative molds

  • Learn several levels of detailed tooth sculpting

  • Working with dental acrylics for a realistic finish

  • Final detail painting, adding age and time

 

Approximate Runtime is: 03:06:52

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  1. Title & Introduction - 00:00:00
  2. From Steps A to Teeth - 00:00:27
  3. Materials - 00:03:08
  4. Making the Master Mold - 00:29:31
  5. Mixing Your Silicone - 00:32:56
  6. Pouring the Mold - 00:39:20
  7. Opening the Mold - 00:42:35
  8. Making the Silicone Positive Master - 00:44:49
  9. Mixing More Silicone - 00:47:18
  10. Pouring the Positive - 00:49:56
  11. Removing Pockets of Air From Your Silicone - 00:51:13
  12. Beginning the Sculpting Process - 00:52:36
  13. Refining the Basic Shape - 00:58:57
  14. Building Out the Gums - 01:07:46
  15. Finer Details & Smoothing - 01:24:21
  16. Applying a Coat of Turpentine - 01:28:44
  17. Subtle Accents with Baby Powder - 01:32:30
  18. Spraying with Crystal Clear - 01:38:23
  19. Making the Teeth Sculpt Positive Mold - 01:39:22
  20. Releasing the Negative Mold - Top Row - 01:42:40
  21. Releasing the Positive Mold - Top Row - 01:45:26
  22. Making a Rigid Acrylic - 01:48:11
  23. Demolding the Rigid Acrylic - 01:58:12
  24. Prepping the Rigid Acrylic for Drilling - 02:00:49
  25. Trimming the Acrylic Flashing - 02:04:00
  26. Smoothing & Polishing - 02:10:23
  27. Sandpaper Texturing - 02:22:22
  28. Creating the Gums - Flexacryl - 02:25:09
  29. Releasing Silicone Negative - Bottom Jaw - 02:31:17
  30. Releasing Silicone Positive - Bottom Jaw - 02:32:55
  31. Releasing the Gums - 02:35:30
  32. Coloring - Washes & Stains - 02:43:33
  33. The Decayed Tooth - 02:58:30
  34. Sealing - 03:02:14
  35. Presentation - 03:03:50

Materials

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FOR YOUR WORK STATION

CLAYS/PLASTERS

CLEAR COATS/GLOSSES/MATTING AGENTS

LATEX/SILICONE

PAINT/BRISTLE BRUSHES

RELEASES

SKIN PAINTS/POWDERS

THINNERS/SOLVENTS

TOOLS

SUPPLIES


HEALTH/SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

When working with toxic and/or dangerous materials or tools:

ALWAYS read labels for appropriate use guidelines
ALWAYS wear a high-grade respirator
ALWAYS work in a well-ventilated area
ALWAYS protect your skin
ALWAYS wear eye protection

Artist Information

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Cynthia Garza

Special Effects Makeup Artist and Monster Teeth Maker Extraordinaire

Cynthia Garza was born and raised in Mexico.  Awestruck as a kid after watching a double feature of STAR WARS...

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