Bar patterns in implant prosthodontics

Implant Dent. 1994 Winter;3(4):217-29. doi: 10.1097/00008505-199412000-00002.


An extensive discussion of bar patterns is presented, including historical background, current bar designs, and precision milling concepts. Research that has been done on different bar configurations is discussed along with technical and clinical considerations for various bar pattern designs.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dental Clasps
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Prosthesis Design*
  • Dental Prosthesis Retention / instrumentation*
  • Dental Stress Analysis
  • Denture Retention / instrumentation
  • Denture, Overlay
  • Humans
  • Technology, Dental


  • Dental Implants