[Q] Do you have any dental background? and how
did you learn how to make fangs?
[A] No dental background. I'm self taught. I
don't feel a dental background is necessary. as
making fangs is somewhat of an art. One
is only working with a few chemicals and doing
sculpting, and with some persistence and
practice, one can learn how to do those things
on their own. In fact I find that the best
fangsmiths that I've seen are the ones who are
[Q] What do you use/how do you make the fangs?
[A] I first make a negative mold with dental
alginate, which I then fill with orthodontic
stone to make a positive mold. After which I
make the fangs with dental acrylic onto the
positive cast, which will ensure that they fit
to your mouth (and if they don't I can use a
drop or two of acrylic on the inside of the fang
to safely refit them) After
that I shave them down into the vague shape of a
fang, have you try them on, then I'll go from
there, being always concerned with making your
fangs to your exact preferences.
[Q] How long does it take to make a pair of
[A] Well it takes about an hour to produce the
positive cast. After that it takes roughly an
hour per pair, I'm estimating high actually, if
things go absolutely perfect, I can make a pair
in about 15 minutes, and if there are a lot of
problems with your teeth, it could take an hour
and a half, so in terms of scheduling, allow an
hour to produce a mold of your teeth and then an
hour and a half for each pair, though keep in
mind that it rarely takes that long.
[Q] What kind of
fangs can you
[A] Just about
anything you can
paid a lot of
fang styles in
movies and such
(I think more
then most other
I can make any
style from any
movie so long as
the effect is
just in the
teeth, because a
lot have whole
cover the gums,
and even the
styles from the
and "Tales from
course I am
always more then
willing to make
[Q] My fangs
of the ordinary
them. Is there a
[A] All my fangs
repairs, so if
one ever chips
or breaks, just
schedule a time
to bring the
pieces back to
me and I'll
replace them at
[Q] Do you do color matching?
[A] Yes, I do. I use the highest quality dental acrylic in the full line of
[Q] What if the shade of my natural teeth is in between the shades you carry?
[A] Well it should be noted that in most cases I can match within 1 or 2 shades
of your natural tooth color (a difference that small would only be noticeable
upon very close inspection under bright light). But if I can't match it to the
exact right shade, then I'll use the next lightest shade, and if you want them
absolutely perfect you can soak them in coffee, tea, or soda for a couple
minutes at a time until they're perfect. One last thing I want to note here, is
that your natural teeth change a few shades here and there depending on changes
in your lifestyle (e.g. brush teeth more/less, change toothpaste, start drinking
another brand of soda/coffee, quit smoking, etc.) so even if I did match the
fangs exactly to your tooth shade, it's likely they'd only stay perfectly
for a few weeks/months, after which your teeth will probably have changed color.
Which is why I recommend wearing them frequently which tends to keep them closer
to your natural tooth shade being as they tend to get stained the exact same
color as your natural teeth the longer you wear them.
[Q] How do I care for my fangs?
[A] I recommend keeping them in a
contact lens case. I will provide one for you at the time of appointment. I do
want to point out that occasionally I've had people break their fangs by putting
too much pressure on the fangs while trying to close the contact lens case. Keep
in mind that you're fangs are weakest outside of your mouth, so be gentle when
you close the case. Keep
your fangs in water, as they tend to become more brittle if they dry out. You
can brush them with regular toothpaste to clean them, try to be gentle when
cleaning and try to get both inside and outside of the fangs. A short list of
things that can harm/stain your fangs: coffee, tea, soda, whitening toothpaste,
peroxide, fake blood, real blood, cigarettes, and pretty much anything else that
might effect your natural teeth will probably effect your fangs. You can clean
heavy stains with a regular denture cleaner, but DO NOT do this more often then
is necessary, because the denture cleaner will make the acrylic porous, and thus
more likely to break.
[Q] Can I eat with my fangs in?
[A] In theory, yes; in theory you can also shave your genitals with a blowtorch.
What those things have in common is that both are very bad ideas. I can't stress enough how much you should not try to eat with
your fangs in. Consuming liquids is fine, but please don't eat anything that
requires you to chew while wearing your fangs. The way the human mouth moves
while chewing tends to knock the fangs lose and with a mouth full of food, you
may not realize they've come out until you bite down on them and break them, or
until you end up swallowing them.
[Q] Do you do mail order and if so, how long does it take?
[A] Yes, I currently offer
fangs by mail order, although I always prefer
working with the person being physically there
to ensure the highest quality and realism. As
for the time frame, I can usually manage to ship
out a set of fangs within one week of receiving
the cast. Particularly complicated sets may of
course take longer, and of course a large
workload (such as what I have approaching
Halloween), will delay things quite a bit.
I normally ship by priority mail, so they
usually get to anywhere in the US within 3 days
of when I ship them.
[Q] How much do you charge for shipping when doing fangs by mail order?
[A] My policy is
that if you pay for shipping to me, then I'll
pay for shipping back to you. So you only need
to include the price of the fangs themselves
with your cast. However, if you need me to put a
particular rush on things, I'm willing to
overnight them to you, but that will come with