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 100 reviews from around the Web.
  • 03/10/2016
    Front desk staff member was excellent in her performance of her job and her friendly behavior. I was also impressed by the Dental Hygienist, she explained...
  • 03/30/2016
    Cheryl was awesome, best hygienist I've had in quite some Time.
  • 01/11/2018
    I found the staff very helpful and efficient. Dr. Hanchett was professional, patient and answered all of my questions.
  • 07/22/2016
    Everyone was very friendly and there were no surprises. Actually enjoyed going to the dentist!
  • 03/16/2016
    Ginger, Debby, Becky, and of course Dr. Hanchett are wonderful professionals! Thank you, sincerely
  • 06/04/2017
    Dr. Hanchett and his staff are the best! They care and are on top of things. I rate them a 5 star dental office.
  • 02/05/2017
    Wonderful dentist. Everyone in this office is wonderful.
  • 06/29/2017
    The team at Dr. Hanchett's office is excellent. From the front desk, to the dental hygienist, to Dr. Hanchett, they are kind, helpful, friendly, and gentle.
  • 07/28/2017
    Great dentist! Calm and patient! I was a first time patient and very nervous. He put me at ease and I'm going back!!
  • 08/11/2016
    Staff are always friendly but efficient staying on task while communicating with patient. Best, Wayne Rocheleau
  • 03/30/2016
    Tammie Ketveris was our dog groomer. She used to work at your office.
  • 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...
  • 08/30/2016
    Office staff are friendly and efficient. Dr. Hanchett is very knowledgeable and explains treatment plans thoroughly.
  • 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...
  • 04/06/2017
    I give Dr. Hanchett a 5 star rating. Very caring and professional and frindly.
  • 02/19/2016
    If someone asks I refer.. good results.. all I know is that all my life I most of the dentist that I have had were UofD grads the one I problems with my...
  • 03/30/2016
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  • 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...

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

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.


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.