Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS
Welcome to the Wilmington Dental Practice
of Dr. Bruce E. Matthews
Our experienced dentists combine the latest dental technology and advanced training with personalized patient care to give you world-class dentistry in a family-friendly and warm dental office atmosphere. We warmly welcome patients of all ages.
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Bruce Matthews Dentistry Top 5 Dentist 2020

We are a family of general practice dentists with our own board-certified Pediatric Dentist and special needs practitioner.

All five of us are honored and humbled by this distinction. We are part of the Matthews family legacy of excellence, each bearing the name that Delaware families have trusted for 45 years. From routine dental care and dental cosmetics to improving your sleep, dental implants, pediatric and special needs dentistry, our family of
5 Top Dentists
welcomes your family to our North Wilmington and Hockessin offices.
What Our Patients Are Saying
  • “Returned to this practice after a few years at another practice. Welcomed back by the entire staff. Excellent care from the hygienist. Brian Matthews went over my xrays and gave me great news "no cavities". Set up my next appointment for April. Glad to be back at this excellent dental practice.”
  • “I had my first appointment at this practice yesterday - and it was an AMAZING experience. I have REALLY bad anxiety about going to the dentist but every person I dealt with in the office did everything possible to help me feel comfortable. Oh - and best cleaning ever too! I really can’t say enough good things!"
  • “Everyone in this office is pleasant, smiling, and professional! I highly recommend them to all! They are extremely accommodating with appointment times and make each person feel welcome and special!"
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Welcome to the Wilmington Dental Practice of Dr. Bruce E. Matthews

Welcome to the Wilmington Dental practice of Bruce Matthews, DDS.

As a family-owned and operated dental practice, we provide state-of-the-art family dentistry to patients of all ages, including those with special needs. We also offer cosmetic dentistry for those who are looking to enhance their smiles.

Our dedicated team pledges a total commitment to your well-being. For this reason, we provide exceptional, personalized care and foster a compassionate but professional environment, meeting your needs and consistently exceeding your expectations.

Comprehensive Dentistry in Wilmington, DE

We use the latest dental technology to make your dental experience easier and better than ever before. We even have a board-certified pediatric specialist on our staff to provide your children with the best possible dental treatments and procedures. 

Our dental services include: 

  • General & family dentistry for patients of all ages
  • Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and beautiful Lumineers
  • Tooth replacement, including quality dental implants and implant-retained restorations
  • Sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy for safe and comfortable rest
  • Orthodontics like Six Month Smiles and Invisalign for straight teeth and improved oral health
  • Emergency dentistry to restore your comfort fast

If your family members enjoy playing sports, we also make custom-fit Under Armour Sports Mouthguards. Mouthguards can protect their beautiful smiles during physical activities. 

We emphasize the importance of preventive dentistry. Preventive dentistry includes regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. This approach lowers your risks for cavities, infections, and periodontal disease. It can also save you time and money in the future by preventing common dental health issues.

Enhance Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Wilmington

For our patients who decide to enhance their smiles, we offer everything from professional teeth whitening to full smile makeovers.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is an excellent way to brighten your smile at a low cost. And a member of our team can talk to you about increasing the longevity of your teeth whitening treatment through dietary choices and healthy habits.

Lumineers

Lumineers go over the fronts of teeth to conceal many dental flaws, including:

  • Short teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Gummy smiles
  • Slightly crooked teeth

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns conceal tooth flaws, but they also strengthen teeth that are vulnerable to fractures. Your dentist caps your tooth with a custom crown that looks and functions like your natural tooth.

Tooth-Colored Fillings and Bonding

Tooth-colored fillings are made of strong composite material. And unlike metal fillings, they do not detract from your smile. If you have a cavity, you can opt for a tooth-colored filling or talk to your dentist about replacing your older fillings with the modern tooth-colored option.

The same material used to fill teeth can also bond them—meaning, we can use the composite to hide chips, discoloration, and small gaps between teeth.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a tooth root replacement.

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option available, in fact, that replaces your missing root. This approach can stimulate your jawbone against deterioration—a common occurrence when teeth are lost.

Your dentist implants the root, and after healing and integrating (usually several months), we top it with your replacement tooth or a prosthetic like an implant-supported denture.

With proper care, your dental implants can last for many years and maybe even for life!

Your Home for Six Month Smiles and Invisalign in Wilmington, DE

A straight smile is often a healthier smile because it is easier to take care of.

For those looking for a comprehensive orthodontic treatment, we offer Invisalign. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that bring your teeth into position over a predetermined period of time—usually several months or up to two years. Treatment time depends on the complexity of your orthodontic issues.

With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners to eat and clean your teeth. Additionally, you can enjoy a discreet treatment that does not draw attention to itself.

Six Month Smiles is a system that works fast because it concentrates only on your smile line. This is ideal for the busy professional who does not want to spend a year or longer with orthodontics.

After treatment with Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, we provide you with a custom retainer to prevent orthodontic relapse.

Contact our dental office to arrange a consultation to learn whether you’re a candidate for one of our orthodontic systems.

Your Comfort and Convenience Are Our Priority

We try to make your dental visits relaxing and stress-free. If there’s any way we can make your dentistry more comfortable, please let us know!

If you’re feeling anxious, ask one of our dentists about sedation dentistry in Wilmington, DE. Sedation dentistry allows you to get the care you need without stress and anxiety.

Our sedation dentistry options include:

Nitrous oxide—A safe and effective relaxant that wears off immediately following treatment. This relaxant, delivered through a nasal mask, is safe for patients of all ages.

Oral sedation—A pill taken before treatment. With this option, you may recall only small parts of your treatment. You will need transportation with this method because it is unsafe to drive on the day of treatment.

IV sedation—If you have severe dental anxiety, talk to one of our dentists about IV sedation. In some cases, we can provide this type of sleep dentistry.  

To help the environment and make your appointments easier, our office is paperless. Instead, you can fill out your patient forms online.

We also offer chair-side computers to improve the quality of your visits. With this technology, we can show you images of your smile to make informed choices about your dental care. It can also help you better understand treatment recommendations.

We are always here for you, including when you have a dental emergency. When an emergency occurs, our team rallies to get you in front of one of our dentists as soon as possible. If you suspect a dental emergency, reach out to a caring team member as soon as possible.

We can help you decide whether you need immediate treatment.

Finding Your Wilmington Dentist

Our dental office is centrally located in Wilmington, DE, with easy access to the 95 freeway. You’ll find our office off Silverside Rd.—right next to Allergy Associates, PA. 

We are also minutes from Pennsylvania!

Though we are Delaware dental associates, we still serve many patients from our neighboring state. We love meeting patients from Pennsylvania locations, including Marcus Hook, Chadds Ford, and Aston, PA.

Trust Your Dental Care to Our Award-Winning Dentists in Wilmington, DE

All members of the Matthews Dental family won the annual Top Dentists award from Delaware Today in 2019.

To contact our award-winning team, please reach us at the Wilmington office at (302) 475-9220 to schedule an appointment.

Our dental office was featured in Delaware Today! Read the article here.

 

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