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James A. DiPerna, DMD
Amber M.S. Foronda, DMD
David C. Hay, DMD, MPH
Kara Dragone, DMD, MPH, MS
Nestor Foronda, DMD
RIDC/Fox Chapel Office

(412) 963-1911 | View Map

Warrendale Office

(724) 262-2333 | View Map

Our Procedures

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening & Gingival Contouring

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening & Gingival Contouring Sometimes the teeth are quite small in relation to the gum tissue. This can create an unattractive “gummy” smile. An uneven gum line can also be distracting. The gum line, and the bone just beneath the gum line, can be lowered to change the appearance of your smile. This…

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Gum Recession Treatment With the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PSTTM) A rejuvenated smile and no sensitive roots Gum recession not only makes your teeth appear longer, aging your smile, it can also cause painful tooth sensitivity to temperatures and sweets. Pittsburgh periodontists, Dr. DiPerna and Dr. Hay use minimally invasive microsurgical techniques to perform cutting edge gum…

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Cosmetic Periodontal Procedures A beautiful smile starts with healthy gums. Our goal as periodontists is to maintain the health of your gums and the integrity of the supporting structures. We use the latest research and technology to achieve this. Treatment for a Gummy Smile A smile is said to be ‘gummy’ if a significant amount…

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Soft Tissue Grafting Functional Soft Tissue Grafting Normally gum tissue surrounds and protects the delicate roots of your teeth. Exposed tooth roots are prone to tooth decay, root canals, discoloration and actual jawbone loss. All of this can lead to tooth loss in advanced cases. Functional Soft Tissue Grafting replaces the missing gum tissue and…

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