Partial dentures are fabricated with the same materials, except that there is often a chrome-cobalt framework for strength and retention. In all-acrylic partial dentures stainless steel clasps may be used for retention.
There are also types of flexible materials that allow for the fabrication of strong, flexible and comfortable partial dentures. Unfortunately, they are often difficult to repair and make additions of teeth. In addition to repair/ addition considerations, there are other important factors in deciding to use this type of material. Valplast is one brand, and it is a nylon resin material.