Tips, Tricks and Problem Solving

Tips & Tricks

Although the kit comes with comprehensive instructions, there are always those tips that you wish you knew. We will try and post the best ones here and if you come across any, please do let us know.

Two minutes doesn’t sound long to hold a light pointing at a denture but it can seem an eternity in reality. Try carefully propping the dentures up against something so the curing torch can sit on it’s side to do it’s job.

When cleaning dentures, clean over a sink filled with water. If you accidentally drop the dentures, the water in the sink will act as a cushion and break their fall, preventing any damage to the dentures.

If there is not a lot of room on the acrylic and you think there is a possibility of damaging the surrounding area whilst preparing the surface for marking, cut the foam file to size before you begin.

Problem Solving

Most of the common problems are detailed below but if you have a problem that isn’t listed please do not hesitate to contact us for technical help.

There are three possible causes. Firstly, the resin is old and past it’s expiry date, secondly, it has somehow been exposed to UV light which has started the curing process. In both of these instances the resin will have to be replaced. The third cause is the resin is cold. To warm the resin up, place the bottle in some warm water for a few minutes and dry with a paper towel before opening.

If areas of writing wipe off after marking then there was no resin over the writing when cured. Ensure that the resin covers the whole of the marking when applying. If there are contaminents or the marking area hasn’t been prepared properly the resin can bead up on the surface causing gaps between the resin beads. To prevent this, ensure the area is properly washed with soap and water before starting and prepare the area properly with the denture marking file.