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 95 reviews from around the Web.
  • 09/09/2016
         
    A great office made possible by great and friendly professionals! I appreciate and use your online services.
  • 03/30/2017
         
    Always a friendly and professional experience! The entire team makes you feel welcome!
  • 11/13/2017
         
    Great staff; great dentist. Professional, considerate and ubër friendly dentist and staff. Two thumbs up.
  • 01/15/2016
         
    Thank you for fitting me in and helping me out!
  • 02/05/2017
         
    Wonderful dentist. Everyone in this office is wonderful.
  • 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...
  • 03/30/2016
         
    Cheryl was awesome, best hygienist I've had in quite some Time.
  • 03/30/2016
         
    all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds can you identtfy the character and the author who created him/her?
  • 03/18/2016
         
    It was great your staff is great and helpful
  • 01/23/2016
         
    I like the feeling that I'm not a customer but a friend!
  • 05/05/2016
         
    Ben had a great time at the dentist!
  • 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.
  • 04/06/2017
         
    I give Dr. Hanchett a 5 star rating. Very caring and professional and frindly.
  • 07/22/2016
         
    Everyone was very friendly and there were no surprises. Actually enjoyed going to the dentist!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 08/10/2016
         
    Great staff and service. Very friendly and run on time.
  • 08/11/2016
         
    Staff are always friendly but efficient staying on task while communicating with patient. Best, Wayne Rocheleau
  • 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.
  • 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
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.