Knowledge of structure-properties relationship is a key factor in the development and improvement of new and existing metal alloys through manipulation in their chemical-compositions. In this study, the elastic properties and microstructure of cast Ni-Cr-Be and Ni-Cr dental alloys were studied. The elastic properties, i.e., Young's, shear and bulk moduli and Poisson's ratios, were determined using measurements on the ultrasonic velocities and densities. Both the shear and the longitudinal (dilatational) velocities were measured using an ultrasonic pulse-through-transmission method; density was measured using a buoyant force method. In microstructure, crystallinity, porosity, particle-size and quantitative elemental compositions were studied using x-ray diffractometry (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and wavelength dispersive spectrometry (WDS) respectively. These results show that: (1) the addition of Be increased significantly the alloy's elastic moduli and Poisson's ratio; and (2) the presence of Be in Ni-Cr alloy also significantly modified its microstructure by producing a second binary phase, Ni-Be, in eutectic areas.