Georges Tawil

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PURPOSE To investigate the effect of type-2 diabetes on implant survival and complication rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospective study enrolling type-2 diabetic patients suffering from edentulism, having a mean perioperative HbA1c level of 7.2%, and compliant with a maintenance program. All the patients underwent dental and periodontal examinations and(More)
PURPOSE Bone resorption following tooth loss often limits the quantity of bone available for implant placement. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of 10-mm or shorter machined-surface implants when used exclusively in the treatment of various forms of edentulism. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred sixty-nine screw-type(More)
Xenografts have been used extensively, either alone or in combination with autogenous bone, in sinus floor elevation techniques. However, controversy exists regarding the need to cover the lateral osteotomy site with a membrane. Also, the healing period before loading remains undefined when machined-surface implants are placed. Twenty-nine patients showing(More)
PURPOSE Implants shorter than 10 mm can be a long-term solution for sites with limited bone height. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of some prosthetic factors on the survival and complication rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred sixty-two short machined-surface Brånemark System implants were consecutively placed in 109(More)
Pro-inflammatory cytokines, i.e., IL-1 mediate the inflammatory response and are genetically regulated in periodontal diseases. Strong association was found between the composite genotype allele 2 of IL-1β+3954 and IL-1α-889 and severe chronic periodontitis. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of IL-1β+3954 and IL-1α-889 polymorphism in a(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to report the clinical results obtained with 5-mm diameter regular-platform Brånemark implants after 2 to 5 years of follow-up. A secondary aim was to compare the clinical outcome to that of adjacently placed standard 3.75-mm fixtures in the same patients under the same operative condition and in the same prosthetic(More)
  • Georges Tawil
  • The International journal of oral & maxillofacial…
  • 2008
The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the relation between occlusal overload and peri-implant bone loss and the reversal of the situation after removal of the offending forces. The placement of an unstable removable prosthesis on 3 well-integrated implants that had been stable for 9 years caused noticeable bone loss after 6 months. The(More)
PURPOSE To determine the potential complications and clinical outcomes using the lateral sinus elevation technique with window repositioning. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred nine sinus elevations were performed on 102 consecutively treated patients. Following lateral window outward fracturing, sinus mucosa was elevated, and the sinus was grafted with(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of a bioresorbable collagen membrane (Bio-Gide) in combination with autogenous bone grafts in the treatment of peri-implant dehiscences, fenestrations, or limited vertical defects. Eighteen titanium dental implants with exposed threads placed in 17 patients were studied. Autogenous bone was used in all(More)