Trish, I have manufactured in gold and plat for over twenty years. A
few years back I was commissioned for around 6 months to make teeth
caps. Some full bridges. Some with diamonds and such. The secret
is to get them to snap in place without glue for one. A few tips
After having the dental mold made:
1) Scrap lightly the mold around the edge of the tooth and between
teeth. Use razor or pinpoint (lightly)
A consistent thickness is very hard to do, especially with the
setting of diamonds:
2) I used the pink thin wax that comes in squares. I put it in
warm water, draped it over the teeth and molded it over, burnishing
it with finger then tool. Cut all the excess off, melt to tooth
using wax pen contour edged with sharper tool to form crisp lines.
This will take practice. You can melt hard wax on for a perfect
fit, however I found more difficult to get to snap to tooth. and
consistency of thickness.
3) pulling off the teeth can be a chore. Cut the edge to gumline
over not under. Slip under with razor and loosen. You can also coat
the teeth, to create a less stick to surface with jewelry release
Not to discourage you, however I gave this job to somone else. I
make more money in fab and custom.
Some of the teeth were quite strange and to remake them with the
front to appear minty fresh and straight was a real chore, a real
chore, a real chore................
Paul Coca www.firefallgold.com