Welcome to Cieplak Dental Excellence! We are dedicated to providing our patients with custom, quality care that covers a comprehensive range of family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry solutions. Through a compassionate, thoughtful approach to your care, Dr. Patrick Cieplak and our entire team strive to build up long-term relationships with each of our patients, and work diligently to create an atmosphere of comfort and trust. Dr. Cieplak has been serving the La Plata community for over 30 years and brings a stellar background of education and experience, including being one of only 3,000 dentists in the world to receive the “Master of Academy of General Dentistry” recognition. We are excited to offer you excellence in dental care, using the latest in dental technology, in an environment that welcomes your questions and input! We accept new patients no matter the current state of your smile, and whether you need dental implants, Invisalign®, porcelain veneers, or other treatment, there is a place for you at Cieplak Dental Excellence.
Recognized as one of the most ideal solutions to tooth loss, dental implants provide patients with the opportunity to regain the lost aesthetics and function of their smile after tooth loss. Dental implants mimic the full structure of a natural tooth, providing healthy stimulation from the implant post in the jaw bone and natural-looking beauty from the visible dental crown. While they increase smile aesthetics, dental implants provide health benefits for the smile as well, helping patients regain both function and confidence. Dr. Cieplak has placed more than 6,000 dental implants and uses cutting-edge technology when planning treatment and during surgery.
Coupling the function of dental implants with the aesthetic appeal of dentures, implant supported dentures provide a long-term and beneficial solution for patients who are missing multiple teeth or all of their teeth. Dental implants save the jaw bone from losing any more volume and create a stable base onto which a denture or prosthesis is attached, without the need for adhesives or pastes. Every denture is customized to each patient, and can be either a ball- or bar-retained. Implant supported dentures provide patients with a boost in confidence and dietary health, a secure and no-slip guarantee, the elimination of messy adhesives, and an overall improved quality of life.
Patients who are concerned with the unsightly appearance of brackets and wires from traditional metal braces may be candidates for Invisalign®. This discreet alternative orthodontics treatment allows patients to transform their smile by wearing a series of custom-made clear aligners. These aligners are worn for 20-22 hours each day and can be removed when a patient eats, brushes, and flosses. New sets of aligners are exchanged every few weeks until treatment is complete an average of 12 months later. Invisalign is an ideal solution for professional adults or teenagers who want to keep their orthodontic process hidden, requiring compliance on the patient’s part.
Teeth with moderate chips, gaps, wear-and-tear, stains, misshapenness, or unevenness can benefit from non-invasive porcelain veneers. Made of durable porcelain material and very strong, veneers can permanently* transform a patient’s smile in as little as two visits, without the need for braces or surgery. Veneers are custom-made for each tooth and designed to fit seamlessly with adjacent natural teeth. In preparation for porcelain veneers, a small layer of enamel is shaved from the tooth to ensure a snug veneer fit. Impressions of the teeth are sent to a dental lab where veneers are created, before being tested on the tooth and cemented in place.