After graduating from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Exercise Physiology, Dr. Matt spent 4 years in Omaha, NE at Creighton University, where he was awarded the Nebraska College Leadership award, as well as the Creighton University Esthetic Dentistry award. Upon graduating, he practiced dentistry in Dodge City, KS, until he found the opportunity to return his family to Gods country, southeast Idaho. The Kunz family is just thrilled to be back near their roots.
Dr. Matt is pleased to offer the full scope of dentistry for patients, including preventative care, dentistry for children, cosmetic dentistry, implants, endodontics, wisdom teeth, crown and bridge work, and dentures.
The Kunz family loves the great outdoors and sporting events, with basketball and football holding a special place in their home. Other hobbies include triathlons, theatre, wrestling, sewing, and piano.
When you lose a tooth, dental implants can help maintain the appearance of your smile while also providing necessary support to your jaw and surrounding teeth. When a tooth is missing, the bone that typically supports the tooth shrinks, surrounding teeth may shift, and structural problems may occur.
Dental implants maintain the space from the missing tooth. Dental implants connect directly to the jawbone and function the same as a regular tooth. With implants you maintain all the normal function of your tooth while stabilizing the bond to the jawbone.
Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth and may be an option if you have missing teeth or are wearing uncomfortable dentures. Talk to your dentist if you believe dental implants may be right for you.
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) is a breakthrough technology in dental restorations that allows our office to provide custom dental crowns in just one visit. CEREC crowns are perfectly matched and perfectly fitted to match your smile.
Regular dental crowns may require three visits to the dentist, and a temporary crown is usually placed while the permanent crown is being made in a laboratory. CEREC crowns utilize the latest in 3D technology to create a custom dental crown in our office during your appointment. This results in a crown that is durable and fits your bite perfectly without delay.
CEREC crowns are created from a solid block of high-quality ceramic or resin that resembles your natural tooth color, appearance and texture. CEREC crowns are both strong and durable, and can be used on all teeth including molars.
Crowns are often used to cover a tooth after a root canal, to cover a broken or cracked tooth, to cover teeth supporting a bridge, or to cover a weak tooth at risk of cracking or breaking. CEREC crowns provide all the benefits of a traditional crown, but require only one visit, and the results are long lasting.
Dentures or partial dentures are used to fill the gaps left from missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. They type of dentures used will depend on the number of teeth remaining, and the health of those teeth. Permanent fixed dentures or removable dentures may be options.
Dentures help those with missing teeth eat, chew and speak normally and without pain. Partial dentures also help keep existing teeth in place, preventing potential dental problems.
Dentures can restore your smile and your confidence. If you are missing teeth and considering dentures, talk to the dentist about your options for full or partial dentures.
A beautiful smile can give you the confidence you’ve always wanted. From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding and crowns and bridges, cosmetic dental procedures can enhance the appearance and give you a boost in self-esteem and confidence.
Whitening your teeth is one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve the appearance of your teeth. We provide in-office teeth whitening treatments that remove staining from coffee, tea, soda, wine, smoking and more.
Porcelain veneers allow you to change the shape, length and color of your teeth, and can be used to make teeth look straighter, more full, and more symmetrical. Veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and look natural.
For teeth that are chipped, permanently stained, or that have large gaps, cosmetic bonding can be used to repair the teeth and to make them appear more natural. Cosmetic bonding uses a composite bonding material that is applied and sculpted to the existing tooth.
If you are missing one or more teeth, a bridge may be used to maintain the space where the tooth once was. A bridge replaces the missing tooth with an artificial tooth and is bonded to the surrounding teeth to ensure it remains in place.