Have you ever looked at your smile and thought that your gums are too noticeable and hinder the beauty of your smile? If you have, gum reshaping could be the solution. San Diego, CA cosmetic dentists, Drs. Langenbach and Thomas, use gum reshaping, or laser gum sculpting, to remove excessive gum tissue and make the gum line more even and attractive. When gums are reduced, they are less noticeable, and allow the beauty of your smile to shine through. Gum reshaping is quick, simple, and causes minimal pain for the majority of patients.

“I recently had a procedure at Dr. Langenbach’s office. I am amazed at the care I received. The procedure I had done took over 4 hours. They covered me with a warm blanket, they kept applying great smelling…

– C. / Healthgrades / Dec 07, 2016


Before the procedure, the dentist will use a local anesthesia to numb the areas being treated. Other sedation options may be added depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s anxiety. Once the patient is prepped, the dentist will fix an uneven gum line or gummy smile by removing the excess gum tissue as needed and then sculpting the gum line to look natural and even.


After their gum contouring procedure, the patient will feel some discomfort and swelling. Gum contouring generally only takes one day for recovery and patients are advised to consume soft food and liquids for several days. Patients should contact our office immediately if they have an allergic reaction or if they have discomfort and swelling more than 48 hours after their procedure.


Gum contouring starting at $350 per tooth. Dental insurance may cover some of the cost if the periodontal plastic surgery procedure is medically necessary, but not if the procedure is only for cosmetic reasons. Our office can contact your insurance company to determine your exact coverage.


Do you have a gummy smile or an uneven gum line? Reveal a beautiful, healthy smile with laser gum sculpting at our office with the dentist to change the size and shape of your gums.