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.

WEBCOURSE 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

CLICK on the links below to find the materials you need for this lesson. 

 

Some items might be harder to find, but a little internet scouring usually finds you everything you'll need.

 

Burman Industries

Naimie's Beauty Center

Reynolds Advanced Materials

Smooth-On Inc.

 

FOR YOUR WORK STATION

  • Digital Scale
  • Latex Gloves
  • Positive Teeth Impressions
  • Protective Goggles

 

CLAYS/PLASTERS

  • Nic Tone Dental Acrylic and Monomer
  • Chavant Sulfur Free Plasteline Sculpting Clay – medium or soft

 

CLEAR COATS/GLOSSES/MATTING AGENTS

  • Crystal Clear Enamel
  • Monster Makers Clear Acrylic Tooth Set
  • Acrylic Polishing Paste: Pink High Shine or Acrylustre

 

LATEX/SILICONE

  • Burman Industries GI – 1000 Silicone
  • Flexacryl Soft Set (Powder, Soft, Acrylic Primer)

 

PAINT/BRISTLE BRUSHES

  • Small Stiff-Bristle Brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Various Sized Bristle Paintbrushes – medium, small, tiny detail

 

RELEASES

  • Vaseline

 

SKIN PAINTS/POWDERS

  • FW Inks Red and Dark Purple
  • Reel Creations Color Palette
  • Skin Illustrator Color Palette

 

THINNERS/SOLVENTS

  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Lighter Fluid or Naptha

 

TOOLS

  • BITS & INDEXES
    • Dremel Buffing Wheel Bit
    • Rounded Flame-Bladed Finished Burr Bit
    • Various Dremel Bits
  • CUTTING TOOLS
    • Dremel
    • Scissors
    • Small Swiss Army Knife
  • MEASURING TOOLS
    • Liquid Dropper
  • SCULPTING TOOLS
    • Dental Sculpting, Scraping Tools
    • Kens Tools Sculpting Loops
    • Metal Spatula Tool
    • Pointed Needle Tip Tool
    • Pointed Rubber Tip Brush
  • OTHER TOOLS
    • Flat Metal Mixing Tool
    • High Temperature Glue Gun
    • Small Hand Mirror

 

SUPPLIES

  • Acrylic Non-Stick Cup
  • Baby Powder
  • Clear Nail Enamel
  • Deep Wax Cups
  • Dental Supply Sticks
  • Foam Core Board
  • High Temperature Glue Sticks
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Plastic CC Cups
  • Sandpaper – Various Grits


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 and THE...

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