178 Million Americans are missing one or more of their natural teeth. Implants are out of reach for many, and low-cost options are too uncomfortable or unaesthetic for others. The Valplast partial denture is a perfect option for this population.Most dentures, crowns, bridges and implants are fabricated in commercial dental laboratories. Dental labs face many challenges in meeting the current demand for these restorations. The labor pool for experienced dental technicians is shrinking and managers are finding it increasingly difficult to staff their labs. Traditional manufacturing methods are time consuming and use wasteful products like waxes and plasters. Digital CAD/CAM methods exist but until recently have not been applied to the field of dentures and partials.