How To Take A Moulding Impression (Putty + Activator)

How to take a moulding impression. 

Ok, So you've ordered your caps and your mould kit, kudos to you! you're officially halfway to styling your smile!
The first thing you should do before you take your impression though, is check through the package contents included in your kit and read this instructions sheet IN ITS ENTIRETY. Your kit should include: Putty, Activator, Tray, Gloves.

Place all containers of impressions putty in the fridge for 15 minutes. That should give you more than enough time to read through this sheet and get to grips with the process 😊

Read the following instructions a few times to familiarise yourself with the moulding process. 

STEP 1: Prep

Prep your mouth by swishing some water around in order to dislodge and get rid of any food and hard to reach debris. If you're about to take an impression and haven't brushed your teeth yet.. please do.
Place the impression tray into your mouth to see if it's the correct fit and at a comfortable length. Make sure that the tray feels comfortable and that the length causes no pain past your back teeth.


STEP 2: Gloves


Put on the gloves, which should have come included within your mould kit. If for some reason, your mould kit arrived without gloves, you can still take an impression moulding of your mouth, but the gloves make things a lot easier!


STEP 3: The Putty


Empty the contents of ONE container of putty into your (now gloved) hand, and spread the putty out into a flat putty pancake!


STEP 4: The Poke


Poke a small well into the pancake. This is to hold the activator liquid before you mix.


STEP 5: Activator liquid

Activator Dropper

Add 10 drops of the activator liquid into the small well in the putty.


STEP 6: Mix 'n' Roll


Mix the putty and activator together until the liquid is completely incorporated into the putty for a maximum of 20 seconds. Roll the now mixed putty into a sausage shape, ready to place in the tray.


STEP 7: Load The Tray & Bite

load the tray

Load the sausage shape putty into the tray.

open mouth

(Here comes the most important part! make sure you do this in front of a mirror for extra help.)

  • Open your mouth, and pull out the lip covering the row of teeth you want to mould (Top lip for top row, bottom lip for bottom row).
  • Align the tray over the teeth, and gently bite down into the putty. once you bite down, do not let go, stay biting!
  • allow your lip to cover the tray and press your fingers over your lip to smoosh the putty along your gums. (This lets us capture your whole tooth shape).
  • stay as still as possible for 3 minutes.


STEP 8: Review


Remove the mould by tilting the handle of the tray left to right, until the tray pops free.
Carefully inspect your mould. You want the impression to show all the teeth you want capped in fine detail including the gumline shape. If you can't see this properly, take another swing at moulding yourself.

Your impression should resemble the picture above.
If you are happy with your impression, take some pics & vids, and send them to us at:

Make sure to include your name and order number in the email subject.

Include the corresponding tooth numbers for your caps within the email.tooth codes

Once, we've verified your mould, you'll then be given the ayy-okay! we'll tell you how to send your mould back to us. Then you can sit back, relax, and get cappd!