Making the Teeth
All of the teeth we use for our wax figures are made by a special effects company but are in fact exactly the same as the false teeth you would get at a dentist!
In order to create the perfect smile we need a lot of different information: teeth shape, formation, colour and colour of gums. If we are lucky, during the Sitting we also ask the celebrity to make a dental impression of their teeth by biting into dental putty. This way we can be sure to replicate their teeth exactly.
We use a tooth colour guide to select the correct colour for each tooth. The samples range from Hollywood white to the more classic dental shades. We also have a selection of different gum colours to choose from.
This information is sent to the special effects company together with photographs and a silicone face mask for them to create the teeth. Over a 4 week period the teeth are sent back and forth between the Studios and special effects company each time tweaking and improving the pearly whites until they match the reference perfectly.
Using a sticky soft wax the teeth are secured into place. Over time the wax will harden preventing the teeth to move once the figure is in the attraction. If the celebrities’ tongue is on show, our wax bench artists will use a red wax to sculpt an identical tongue to fit snugly inside the mouth!
Keep an ‘eye’ out for next weeks blog where we be explaining all about how we make the figures’ eyes. We ‘look’ forward to ‘seeing’ you…