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 110 reviews from around the Web.
  • 08/30/2016
         
    Office staff are friendly and efficient. Dr. Hanchett is very knowledgeable and explains treatment plans thoroughly.
  • 03/03/2017
         
    It's all good.. I have always had dentist the graduated from UofD.. from my very first.. Dr Bell & Dr Bass.. in Hamtramck. . To now.. all have been...
  • 02/16/2018
         
    The front desk ladies were awesome, and Ginger was very welcoming. Dr. Hanchett was quick and thorough and insured me of my next visit.
  • 06/03/2016
         
    I was very pleased with the sub for Casie. She was very thorough and gave me some helpful hints regarding some practices which I have already incorporated...
  • 03/30/2017
         
    Always a friendly and professional experience! The entire team makes you feel welcome!
  • 03/31/2016
         
    Visiting dental hygienist Brandy was excellent!
  • 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!!
  • 07/22/2016
         
    Everyone was very friendly and there were no surprises. Actually enjoyed going to the dentist!
  • 06/05/2017
         
    Dr. Hanchett and is staff are friendly and professional. Our family looks forward to going to the dentist :)
  • 02/03/2017
         
    U r the best. Thank you for getting me right in. I really appreciated it
  • 10/20/2017
         
    First visit... Recently moved to Cheboygan and just trying toi establish with new doctors. Pleasant, friendly. Hygienist was VERY thorough. I feel quite...
  • 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...
  • 04/29/2018
         
    He has been good to me. They get you in right away You never have much if any wait time. He is very careful not to hurt you .
  • 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...
  • 04/06/2017
         
    I give Dr. Hanchett a 5 star rating. Very caring and professional and frindly.
  • 09/02/2016
         
    While on vacation I developed a bad tooth ache. They were able to see me the same day I called. The Doc's diagnosis and treatment was right, I was feeling...

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.