Welcome to the Oxon Hill, MD, location of Cieplak Dental Excellence! We are pleased to provide a wide range of personalized family, dental implant, and cosmetic dentistry services to the community, and look forward to helping you achieve your best smile. With over 30 years of experience in dentistry, Dr. Patrick Cieplak offers comprehensive and customized dental care for you and your family, from porcelain veneers and Invisalign® to dental implants and implant supported dentures. His dedication to bring the best care to his patients drives him to pursue continuing education in dentistry and advanced dental technology. With a passion for building and nurturing positive, long-term relationships, Dr. Cieplak and our team strive to provide care that is supportive, educational, and open to your questions and concerns. Wherever you are in your journey to great oral health, Cieplak Dental Excellence will be with you every step of the way.
Dental implants offer patients with missing teeth a chance to restore the natural function and appearance of a compromised smile. Made from long-lasting titanium, dental implant posts are securely screwed into the jaw bone to provide a strong base for a dental crown restoration. The post provides healthy stimulation to the jaw bone and helps halt bone loss, while the crown is custom-fit to the surrounding teeth and color-matched. Dr. Cieplak has placed over 6,000 dental implants and uses dental technology to guide treatment planning and surgeries for increased precision and predictability.
Patients with multiple missing teeth or those will full arches of missing teeth can benefit from the improved stability and health benefits of implant supported dentures. Dental implants placed strategically in the jaw bone help support a custom denture or prosthesis. Implant supported dentures are either bar-retained or ball-retained, though both provide additional stability and eliminate the need for pastes or adhesives. Patients who receive implant supported dentures notice an improvement in their dietary health, facial appearance, confidence, and overall quality of life.
Patients who desire a more discreet way to align teeth can choose Invisalign® over traditional metal wire-and-bracket braces. Made from durable plastic material, Invisalign can straighten teeth in about 12 months, with a series of clear aligners that are worn between 20 and 22 hours each day until treatment is complete. Patients are able to remove the aligners when eating, brushing, and flossing. Invisalign is ideal for professional adults, though teenagers can benefit from this option as well. Clear aligners can be equipped with special compliance indicators to ensure proper length of wear.
Teeth with minor imperfections that are not major enough to require braces, surgery, or another restoration form, can benefit from porcelain veneers. From cracked and worn teeth to gapped and discolored teeth, durable veneers can improve a patient’s smile in two visits and without the need for invasive measures. Veneers are made from strong porcelain material and are shaped to fit over the front surface of the tooth, which may be shaved down to accommodate the veneer. Once the veneers have been made from the impressions, they can be cemented to the tooth or teeth for a brand new smile.