Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Water's Edge
James Hanchett, D.D.S.
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
(231) 627-4301
11404 N Straits Hwy
Cheboygan, MI 49721
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James Hanchett, D.D.S. is rated 5 out of 5 based on 92 reviews from around the Web.
  • 12/16/2015
         
    Each staff member, as well as Dr. Hanchett were very polite and informative. Becky is always knowledgeable regarding insurance and payment issues.
  • 02/05/2017
         
    Wonderful dentist. Everyone in this office is wonderful.
  • 02/17/2016
         
    I've always been frightened to go to the dentist. Dr. Hanchett's staff always makes me feel welcome and puts me at ease. I thank them all very much for their...
  • 08/23/2017
         
    Thank you for taking care of my husband's needs and making him so comfortable while being there! Will definitely recommend this dentist to others in the...
  • 01/13/2016
         
    The friendliness and greeting of all was very comforting and eases the anxiety of just going to a dentist.
  • 12/13/2016
         
    Dr. Hanchett's staff was most friendly and helpful. I was immediately comfortable. The facility has a beautiful, calming view of the Cheboygan River and the...
  • 09/02/2016
         
    Had a tooth pulled today by Dr. Hanchett and his lovely assistant Ginger. They were amazing and made me feel so at ease. I would highly recommend them. Feel...
  • 03/18/2016
         
    It was great your staff is great and helpful
  • 06/30/2016
         
    Excellent practice and greatly appreciate the emails for appointment reminders
  • 11/26/2015
         
    Kasi did a great job. Dr Hanchett noticed that I have been grinding my teeth. I was in denial and have since noticed that I am indeed grinding. Thank you...
  • 04/06/2017
         
    I give Dr. Hanchett a 5 star rating. Very caring and professional and frindly.
  • 09/05/2016
         
    I am so glad to have James Hanchett as my DDS/dentist. I have had great results and feel at ease with the staff and office.
  • 04/06/2016
         
    We have always found everyone to be friendly and professional. Kasi cleaned my teeth and was very helpful in suggesting things to make it easier for me to...
  • 03/16/2016
         
    Ginger, Debby, Becky, and of course Dr. Hanchett are wonderful professionals! Thank you, sincerely
  • 03/30/2017
         
    Always a friendly and professional experience! The entire team makes you feel welcome!
  • 05/05/2016
         
    Ben had a great time at the dentist!
  • 12/16/2015
         
    Debbie, Ginger and Cheryl, all awesome people who make me feel comfortable.
  • 01/23/2016
         
    Kind staff, flexible with scheduling/cancellations. Provided much needed referal.
  • 10/15/2017
         
    The Dentist and his entire office staff are very friendly and accommodating They make sure the patient understands the work being prescribed, and the options...
  • 08/01/2017
         
    The business office is ALWAYS professional and welcoming. I greatly appreciate that Becky ALWAYS stops what she's doing to talk with me. In this day &...

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Crowns

Most people will experience damage to the surface (enamel) of their teeth at some point. Teeth become cracked, chipped or discolored due to a large range of causes, from severe trauma to the natural effects of day-to-day wear.

When decay or damage to the surface of a tooth becomes significant, the tooth can be reduced and a custom-made tooth bonded or cemented to its surface. This restoration is called a "crown." Our porcelain crowns are fashioned in a dental laboratory by trained technicians to provide the same strength and appearance as a healthy tooth. The color of the crown is carefully matched using digital photography and microscopes to the color of your surrounding teeth.

When damage to the tooth extends to the foundation (root) of the tooth, a bridge or dental implant may be a better solution. Dr. Hanchett will discuss your options for restorations with you after an initial examination.

Procedure

First, Dr. Hanchett will remove any decay and shape your tooth to receive a crown. The crown must be thick enough to withstand chewing forces, which means that the natural tooth below the crown must be reduced.

He will then take an impression of your tooth and note how your teeth fit together. You will then be fitted with a temporary crown while the permanent one is constructed in a dental lab.

On a second visit, your temporary crown will be taken off and the fit of the new crown carefully checked. The final crown is then bonded or cemented in place, restoring the tooth to its natural strength, appearance and function.