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
View map

     
James Hanchett, D.D.S. is rated 5 out of 5 based on 92 reviews from around the Web.
  • 02/03/2017
         
    U r the best. Thank you for getting me right in. I really appreciated it
  • 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...
  • 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!!
  • 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...
  • 03/18/2016
         
    It was great your staff is great and helpful
  • 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...
  • 08/11/2016
         
    Staff are always friendly but efficient staying on task while communicating with patient. Best, Wayne Rocheleau
  • 06/30/2016
         
    Excellent practice and greatly appreciate the emails for appointment reminders
  • 08/10/2016
         
    Great staff and service. Very friendly and run on time.
  • 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...
  • 06/15/2016
         
    Dr. Hanchett and his staff are superb. They are very friendly, helpful and considerate. I highly recommend this dental practice to anyone.
  • 01/23/2016
         
    I like the feeling that I'm not a customer but a friend!
  • 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...
  • 05/05/2016
         
    Ben had a great time at the dentist!
  • 01/13/2016
         
    The friendliness and greeting of all was very comforting and eases the anxiety of just going to a dentist.
  • 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.
  • 06/05/2017
         
    Dr. Hanchett and is staff are friendly and professional. Our family looks forward to going to the dentist :)
  • 03/15/2017
         
    Great staff, always friendly. Dr. Hanchett has always shown sincere compassion at every visit from a cleaning to filling to a crown.

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Extractions

Each individual tooth is important to the structure of the jaw and health of the surrounding teeth. For this reason, we will most often attempt to save the natural tooth using procedures such as fillingsinlays and onlays, build-ups and crowns or root canals. However, there are several possible reasons we might recommend extracting a tooth instead of saving it.

  • There can be so much decay in the tooth that it can not be restored and may endanger the surrounding teeth and jaw. In this case we will recommend the removing of the tooth and replacing it with a bridge, dental implant, or removable partial denture.

  • A primary (baby) tooth can cause problems if it does not fall out as it should. Most often, this is because it was not shaped correctly or it has too long of a root.  It will be important to remove the primary (baby) tooth to make room for the permanent tooth to erupt.

  • Misaligned or impacted teeth (such as the Wisdom Teeth) can cause pain or discomfort and affect the alignment of the rest of the jaw.  

With most extractions, a local anesthetic will be all that is needed to make the procedure comfortable. While this procedure is generally very fast, please share any concerns or preferences for sedation with Dr. Hanchett.

When a tooth has been removed, nearby teeth may move and cause problems with chewing or with your jaw joint. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth because they mimic the natural tooth root as opposed to simply bridging the gap as with Bridges. Because they replace the tooth root, they prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting and interfering with proper jaw function.