When you are on a tight budget or need temporary natural-looking false teeth until you can see a dentist, there are ways to make your own false teeth at home. These DIY denture methods are easy to follow and the best part is that each will cost you a fraction of the cost of emergency dental repairs.
If you are after false teeth online, then these options below may be what you are after. They allow you to quickly and easily create natural-looking false teeth. Remember that these are only temporary solutions but they work well until you can save up and book in to see your dentist.
Make Your Own Dentures Kit with DVD
The first method showing you how to make dentures at home comes from Garry Rhyne. He has devised an eight-step process that will produce a great temporary false tooth at a cost of about $25. This process uses materials you already have in your home.
The process involves making an impression of your gums where you will be placing the finished dentures. This mold is then cast into plaster. With teeth that Gary sends you (that you will pre-order), you place them on the plaster cast of your jaw using wax.
The next step is to actually insert them to see how they fit. This is where you make adjustments required to ensure they align with existing teeth. You would also confirm that you can bite properly with them and see how the color matches with your existing teeth.
The final steps actually create your new dentures once you set the plaster cast into acrylic. What you will end up with is a completely homemade, custom fit set of dentures. You will be able to wear these new dentures the same as you would a professionally constructed set.
The difference here is that when you make your false teeth at home you will save about 90-percent of the cost of false teeth your dentist can make.
See more about this method in this video…
The $12 False Teeth Kit
Another method to make your own false teeth will cost about $12 and take about an hour to finish. The main material used is poly morph beads which you can buy at art supply stores.
You add the beads to a glass of hot water. This melts them down to a clear plastic blob that you remove from the water and roll into a ball with your fingers. You then flatten the ball out and insert it into your mouth behind your back teeth.
The next thing you do is bite down into the flattened material, holding it in place with your tongue. This makes an impression of the gap where the tooth goes. The key to this whole process is using a warmed butter knife (dipped frequently in the hot water) to slowly shape the teeth. The plastic melts and allows you to mold it into the shape of teeth.
For proper sizing, insert the false teeth and continue to form it with your tongue and fingers. This helps to smooth it out and match the size and alignment to existing teeth.
Once this fitting is complete, remove the false teeth and trim excess plastic with scissors while it is still soft enough to shape. Follow this up with more shaping with the warm butter knife until you are satisfied with the look and fit.
These are only meant for use as temporary false teeth.
See more about this method in this video…
How to Make Your Own False Teeth for $5
The third method used to make false teeth is by using a false teeth kit that will cost about $5. This method should take around 30-minutes to complete.
This DIY dentures method involves using dental wax that you can buy in the dental aisle at your local drug store. Dental wax is often used to protect cheeks from excess damage while wearing braces.
For more information on dental wax, click here.
Other materials needed to make your own false teeth at home include a package of crayons (with one white one) and a white candle.
Using a metal tablespoon over a lit candle, melt the dental wax. On top of this, melt the wax of another white candle and add to the mixture. You add the extra candle wax since the dental wax will not be firm enough to form into teeth. Add no more than 10 or 15-percent candle wax.
You can use crayons to add color to the teeth. By melting a little bit of a white, brown and yellow crayon, you will be able to match the color of your existing teeth. Once you reach the desired color, pour the melted mixture back into the plastic container the dental wax came with and allow it to cool.
Once this has cooled, remove part of the wax and shape it to look like teeth. Use your fingers and a sharp knife while the wax is still soft enough to shape. Insert it into your mouth once cooled enough to not burn your gums and use this as a fitting. Continue to shape and smooth until it looks like your other teeth.
Use as only a temporary false teeth solution.
Temptooth Temporary Tooth Replacement Product – with FREE dental tools
Another method to creating a temporary replacement tooth is to use the Temptooth product. Like the method above, you melt a small portion of the product and form it into the shape of your tooth. It comes as beads that you melt in hot water.
Since you are melting the product in hot water, you must take care to avoid burning yourself.
When the product cools and hardens, it turns white to match the rest of your teeth. You are also able to color the product so that it better matches the color of your existing teeth. You do this so that it does not stand out too much from the others.
For more details on the Temptooth product, click here.
Make sure that you check out the video below for more information on how to make dentures at home. And for further information on dentures and fake teeth options, check out these posts:
- Realistic Fake Teeth Options
- How To Repair A Broken Denture
- What Are The Best False Teeth Glue Options?
- What Are The Best Denture Reliners?
Advantages/Disadvantages when Making Your Own False Teeth at Home
The obvious advantage of using a DIY false teeth kit to making natural-looking false teeth is the affordability. Cost is minimal and the results are good.
They also need little time commitment. This means, if you lose a tooth and have a social event to attend in the evening, you will be able to create a temporary replacement false tooth option with little effort.
The disadvantages include that they are mostly intended for emergency repairs and not as permanent replacements. You also need to be a little bit creative when it comes to the actual forming and shaping of the mixtures into teeth.
Otherwise, these are simple false teeth online solutions that will help you to make your own false teeth at home.
Have you had any experience with making your own false teeth at home? What method did you use? How did it work for you? Please share your experience to help others in similar situations in the comments below…