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Partial Dentures – Traditional and Valplast

ROE SLM Partial Denture Design and Fabrication – a lost art, or an emerging breakthrough of technology? We say the latter!

Turnaround time – Production Days – Bite Block 1 day, Set-Up 4 days, Finish 4 Days

SLM Partial Denture

SLM Partial Denture

Gone are the days of investing and casting chrome/cobalt partial dentures! The unpredictability of hand-waxing, stick-on wax-patterns, resin printing, and casting is over. Today, at ROE, the number of internal and external remakes has plunged due to the introduction of Selective Laser Melting (SLM), a purely digital workflow that produces excellent fitting partials. This is great news for our customers and their patients. This is the reason you have noticed increase success with partial castings.

FDA cleared SLM partials are the highest standard of CR/CO partial frames. Clinical trials conducted by the faculties at McGill University, QC, Canada and the University of Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil concluded that SLM partials reduced the number of problems reported by patients by 50%. This includes cleansability, tissue irritation, and stability. The study also concluded that seating times were much quicker due to reduced adjustment and overall fit. It was also concluded that speech was less affected due to better designs and overall improved function. Partial dentures are available from ROE for both conventional and now digital impressions. If you can scan it, we can make it!

Digital cases are computer-surveyed and blocked-out. The resin prototype that is printed can be tried in for evaluation. If you send us a photograph of your patient we can input it into the software and give you a preview of how the clasps will look. This is all incredibly exciting! And, a variety of hidden, tooth-colored and clear clasp designs are available.

Valplast Partial Dentures – Certified since the 80’s

Turnaround time – Production Days – Bite Block 1 day, Set-Up 4 days, Finish 4 Days (if set and finish in same visit, total 7 days)               

Since the late 1980’s we’ve fabricated Valplast restorations, with excellent results. Valplast is a flexible denture base resin that is ideal for partial dentures and unilaterals. Valplast is a nylon thermoplastic that is guaranteed for the life of the patient by Valplast International Corp. not to break. Valplast will replace the restoration free of charge if breakage occurs. Valplast provides a fully functional yet aesthetically superior removable restoration. Clasps can be easily tightened chairside by imply immersing the appliance in hot water.

When you would like extra stability, we recommend fabricating a Valplast Hybrid. This type of case, pictured below,
is designed with a metal framework in order to include rest seats and prolong the life the appliance in the event your patient    need teeth added.

Valplast Patient Care Instructions 


  • D5211 Upper
  • D5212 Lower
  • D5213 Upper partial – cast metal
  • D5214 Lower partial – cast metal
  • D5861 Overdenture partial

Valplast Repair and Adjustment

Valplast Flexible Partials Chairside Adjustment